Local advocacy group Austinites for Urban Rail Action was formed to focus on rail expansion in Central Texas, but has broadened their scope to find working solutions for housing and transportation issues facing our rapidly growing urban/suburban sprawl. Now known simply as AURA, the group is still relatively new, but already making headway in fostering inclusiveness across a diverse cross section of the Austin population and tackling even more intersected issues – from urban farms and ride-sharing programs to multifamily dwellings, kid-friendly green spaces, and then some.
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