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See What Austin's Urban Rail Vehicle Could Look Like

Urban Rail Vehicle
Photo by Caleb Bryant Miller for KUT News
Oregon Ironworks is building this urban rail vehicle for Portland and Tuscon. The City of Austin is considering building an urban rail system of its own.

The City of Austin showed off an urban rail car at the Palmer Events Center today. The vehicle is already being manufactured for the cities of Portland and Tuscon.

It’s part of the ongoing campaign to get Austinites on board for an urban rail line that would run from the Mueller neighborhood through downtown to the airport. 

Building the line would cost $1.3 billion, and city council is considering asking taxpayers to approve a bond package in 2012.

Check out our pictures of today's event showcasing urban rail vehicles by Oregon Ironworks.

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