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Federal Transit Administration awards $750K toward Project Connect

The Orange Line is scheduled to be complete in 2028. (Project Connect)

Capital Metro has been awarded $750,000 from the Federal Transit Administration to go toward Project Connect’s Orange Line, documents show.

The FTA announced the funding round on Thursday, which dispersed $11 million across 12 states and 20 projects. The money is meant to connect communities to affordable transit and housing through the FTA Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development planning.

CapMetro said the funds will go toward projects at eight stations spanning 6.5 miles on the South end of the Orange Line, which has a total of 22 stations. The full project stretches across the 20 miles from Southpark Meadows to Tech Ridge.

Republic Square station is along the Orange Line. (Project Connect rendering)

Once it’s complete, which officials estimate will be in 2028, the Orange Line will reach the following stations:

    • Tech Ridge (Park & Ride)
    • North Lamar International District
    • Crestview
    • The Triangle
    • UT campus
    • Republic Square
    • Auditorium Shores
    • South Congress
    • Southpark Meadows (Park & Ride)


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