The latest from The Initiative

(This post was originally sent as a newsletter on February 27th, 2020. Join our newsletter list here.)


Thank you for being a part of the Red Line Parkway community! I’d like to give you an update on what’s going on at the Initiative and provide some news of what’s going on along the Red Line corridor.

  • We’re continuing to build relationships, including in Leander, with local staff of Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), new friends of parks, and others along the corridor,
  • We are actively pursuing Parkway funding to be on the November 2020 Election ballot,
  • We continue to work with partners and other stakeholders on active trail projects to ensure that there is enough space to build the Parkway,
  • We are preparing our next phase of outreach and Parkway planning for this year,
  • And more.
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Launch Party Recap

We are thankful for the great showing of support for the Red Line Parkway at our Launch Party on November 21st, 2019!

Thanks again to our special guests Austin City Council Member Leslie Pool and Capital Metro CEO Randy Clarke for their inspiring words. From Council Member Pool, "Remember: This is just the Launch. There is a lot more work ahead," and from Mr. Clarke, who relayed how trails complement urban rail on Boston's Red Line, e.g., at the Alewife Station.

Pictured (l to r): Capital Metro CEO Randy Clarke, Austin City Council Member Leslie Pool, RLPI Executive Director Tom Wald

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