MetroRapid: Austin's newest experience in transit
MetroRapid's mix of new vehicles, stations and
technologies delivers a more convenient, productive and flexible ride to
commuters wanting to connect to the best of the ATX
What makes MetroRapid different?
time is important to us. MetroRapid offers a longer span of service, more
frequent arrivals and other technologies to make sure your trip is as quick and
on-time as possible. Onboard signal priority technology holds traffic lights
green a little longer when a vehicle is running behind schedule, and dedicated
traffic lanes through the busy downtown core work together to keep you moving.
Mobile Ticketing and Tracking
Your smartphone is your ticket to ride with Capital Metro's new mobile app. Available on most smart devices, the app offers you real-time* arrival information, trip planning, auto locate features to find the stop or station closest to you, and other great features to make riding easy. After purchasing your pass, your phone becomes your ticket, allowing you to board vehicles at any of the three entrances. Called the CapMetro App, it can be downloaded through the Apple App Store, Google Play and Windows Phone Store.
Unique and Comfortable Stations
just for MetroRapid, the new stations feature electronic displays that provide
real-time* arrival information of the next vehicle, canopies to protect you
from the sun and rain, lighting for safety and seating.
Fewer Stops, More Often
MetroRapid, you'll never wait too long, because with fewer stops, vehicles
arrive more often. Frequency during weekday peak hours is every 10-12
minutes for Route 801 and every 12 minutes for Route 803, then 12-20 minutes at
other times. On weekends, vehicles run every 20-30 minutes.
to send an email or check the latest sports score? No problem. Wi-Fi onboard
every vehicle lets you be more productive. So, sit back and relax while you watch
a video, update your social media status, scan the news, or any number of
A Sleek New Ride
vehicles feature new colors and enhanced interiors. Vehicles along Route 801 have three extra-wide
doors for faster boarding, while vehicles on Route 803 have two extra-wide
doors. The upgraded vehicles also feature fully padded seats, extra
headroom, higher ceilings and LED lighting to give passengers a premium
experience. All of the vehicles on Route 801 are 60-feet long – enough to
hold 101 riders – with a flexible, accordion-style middle section to make
turning easier. Route 803
will operate service with new 40-foot vehicles, each accommodating 78 riders.
*Real-time departure information refreshes within 90 seconds and traffic conditions may apply.