DALLAS - Austin's plan to introduce commuter rail service to its northern suburbs is running nearly two years behind schedule, as the $105 million Capital MetroRail remains sidelined by technical snags.

The 32-mile line from the Williamson County suburb of Leander to downtown Austin was originally scheduled to begin operations in 2008. Now, the Capital Metro transit authority has pushed the start to the first quarter of 2010.

Subscribe Now

Independent and authoritative analysis and perspective for the bond buying industry.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.