AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Officials in Austin are recommending a route for a likely electric-powered passenger rail line project that could be headed to Austin voters later this year to decide on a bond issue to help pay for it.
A nine-mile long route unveiled Friday would connect downtown with central and southeast Austin.
A group known as Project Connect - a joint effort of the city, Capital Metro and the Lone Star Rail District - acknowledges a final proposal could mean buses instead of train cars.
The project is likely to cost hundreds of millions of dollars but the Austin American-Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/1fjp7HR) no price tag has been announced.
A final proposal is to go to the Austin City Council by August, then possibly to voters in November.
Information from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com
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