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By Betina Foreman | Agent in Austin, TX

Austin's Light Rail is here!!

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It has been about eight years since Light Rail was first voted down However Austinites have now seen the light and the Light Rail is finally here! Austin's Light Rail is starting to run to downtown Austin before the end of 2008! The new Capital Metro Rail line  will start in Leander and run to Downtown Austin.  The route will be known as the RedLine and will just under an hour for the full run. They will have several stops along the way. If you start in Leander the stops are: 183 North&FM2243, LakeLine Boulevard, Howard Lane & Mopac, Kramer Lane, Crestview & Lamar, Airport Boulevard (by Highland Mall) Alexander & Martin Luther King Blvd., Comal and 5th Street, last stop is at 4th Street & Trinity. So park your car and let the RedLine driver take you downtown to work or to the mall to shop! Check out this link to a YouTube video showing the Fox& news clip showcasing the new rail cars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpZq4BeGots&feature=related

Comments

By David O'dell,  Wed Dec 17 2008, 07:44
Now let's fix I-35! Yayyyy!!!
By Betina Foreman,  Wed Dec 17 2008, 15:01
I am not sure if there is enough money in the world to "fix" I-35....besides where would all the cars and semi's go while it was shut down to be: widened and resurfaced etc.?!? I think I have a better shot getting on the list for a hover-craft so I can just fly over the I-35 traffic!
;)
By Lora,  Thu Feb 24 2011, 11:56
Betina,
I am working with a company who is considering an expansion to Austin. - We are really challenged to find a "decent" map that will give us lite rail information in addition to the typical street map that you can get from the Chamber. Since we would like to utilize Lite rail as part of our plan for our team to be able to get into work, do you have some advise?
thanks - Lora
By Scott Butcher,  Thu Apr 14 2011, 20:44
Lora - if you haven't found one yet, here is a good link for rail stops: http://www.capmetro.org/metrorail/stations.asp (cut & paste into browser)

In terms of popularity, Downtown/Kramer & Lakeline are the most popular stops at this point (closest to employment centers).

PS. my wife works for Cap Metro so I know a thing or two about it.

Regards,

Scott Butcher
Mortgage Banker
Maker Capital Group, LLC
512-796-7738

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