“Metroplex” Support Growing

A big meeting of city leaders in April, likely focusing, in part, on the future of the region’s transit.

“Well, that’s certain right at the top of the agenda,” Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said. “I-35 is almost like a parking lot when you get anywhere near Austin and that will continue to be a major problem for us.”

Wolff supports the idea of regionalization, getting Austin, San Antonio, and the communities in the middle on the same page.

“It’s almost like one city sort of emerging out of that within the next 50 years or so,” he said.

“Austin and San Antonio have a shared future,” Councilman Joe Krier said.

He hopes a regional airport is examined, connecting the region directly to other parts of the world.

“The world is more and more interconnected,” he said. “Citizens are going to want to be able to get there without making four or five stops.”

The cities’ leaders meet in April.

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