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AUSTIN — As the debate over rail projects takes place on state and local levels, Austin voters will weigh in this year on a ballot measure that would allow the city to borrow money toward expanding its light-rail network. But nobody is touting the plan as a clear solution to the city’s congestion. Read the full story at KUT News.


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Map of proposed Austin light-rail expansion [pdf]

TERRENCE HENRY reports for Austin-based KUT News where this story was originally broadcast. It is made available here through a news partnership between the Texas Tribune and the San Marcos Mercury.

COVER: Capital Metro’s current MetroRail line runs between downtown Austin and the northern suburb of Leander. A proposed 2014 bond measure could go toward expanding light rail in Austin if voters give the plan the green light.

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