Austin Light Rail. Or: Public Transportation is So Sexy.

Austin seriously needs to go ahead and start running their new light rail system. My toddler has been waiting patiently to ride the train and I don't think I can hold him off much longer.

Looks like service on the Red Line will start on March 30, 2009. It'll cost about $1.00 - 1.50 to ride one way, depending on what zone you start in. Kids under 6 are free, meaning cheap entertainment for us on the weekends. Maybe we can even have his birthday party on board? More info>>>

Let's hope that it's a sweeping success and takes loads of vehicle traffic off our streets. And then everyone will vote yes on future light rail projects, and 10 years from now none of us will ever have to touch our cars again, except to drive out to The Salt Lick.

Edited on 5/4/09 to add: The project has had some setbacks, and is on an indefinite hold until the problems get worked out.