Just days after Project Connect developers released a recommendation for the first phase of light rail in Austin, Mayor Kirk Watson praised the “once-in-a-generation opportunity” facing the city on its billions of dollars’ worth of transportation projects.

The multi-billion-dollar Project Connect mass transit system is one component in $25 billion’s worth of enhancements planned across the city, Watson said. Other key projects coming down the pipeline include the upcoming I-35 Capital Express Central project near downtown and the airport expansion plan in the works at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Currently, Workforce Solutions Capital Area is collaborating with ATP on developing a workforce infrastructure action plan, to hone local skilled talent to service Project Connect along with other projects in the works.

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