Friday, October 9, 2020

Information on 2020 Mobility Elections


For immediate release:
Oct. 9, 2020
Contact:
Communications and Public Information Office, (512) 974-2220, media@austintexas.gov
 

Information on 2020 Mobility Elections

Website live, voter brochures and factsheets available online and for pickup

Resources have been produced to help inform the community about the City of Austin's mobility elections to be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
 
Web pages have been created along with brochures and factsheets in multiple languages, to notify voters about two different propositions related to Austin's transportation and transit systems on the ballot.
 
Proposition A: Project Connect Tax Rate Election
 
If approved, Proposition A would dedicate 8.75-cents of the property tax rate to the initial investment in the Project Connect high-capacity transit system that includes:

  • New rail and bus transit service
  • New park and rides
  • A downtown transit tunnel
  • New neighborhood circulators
  • Transit-supportive, anti-displacement housing strategies
  • The creation of the Austin Transit Partnership: a new, independent local government corporation to oversee and implement Project Connect.

Proposition B: Mobility Bond Election
 
If approved, Proposition B would dedicate $460M in general obligation bonds for transportation infrastructure including:
  • Sidewalks
  • Transportation-related urban trails
  • Transportation-related bikeways
  • Safety/Vision Zero projects
  • Safe Routes to School infrastructure projects
  • Local transit enhancement projects
  • Neighborhood Partnering Program projects
  • Improvements to substandard streets
  • Major Capital Projects


This election is being held in conjunction with the November General Election for Federal, State, and County offices and the City of Austin General Election for Council Member Districts 2, 4, 6, 7, and 10.

Mobility Elections website
The City of Austin has information available about Propositions A and B at AustinTexas.gov/MobilityElections2020. The website includes general election information, ballot language, program and project summaries, frequently asked questions, and financial impact calculators for both propositions.

Additional materials
A voter brochure is available in English and Spanish, and a one-page factsheet is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.

Printed copies of brochures and factsheets are available for pickup by appointment only at 901 S. MoPac Expressway, Building 5, Suite 300. Please email Mobility@austintexas.gov to request materials and schedule a pickup time.


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