Capital Metro Changes
to Service Take Effect June 9
Southwest Austin Route,
Increased Night Owl Frequency Coming Sunday
AUSTIN, Texas (June 3, 2013) — Changes are coming to some Capital Metro bus
routes on Sunday, June 9, with modifications designed to improve transit access,
increase efficiency and improve reliability.
taking place on June 9 include a new route connection between Route 6 East 12th
and 323 Anderson, improved connections along
Route 383 Research, a new route providing service in the southwest Austin area, schedule
modifications to Route 171 Oak Hill Flyer, increased frequency along Route 481
Night Owl North Lamar and minor school-related schedule adjustments.
service changes scheduled to
begin this Sunday include:
- 6 East 12th
and 323 Anderson – Route 6 East 12th and 323 Anderson will be linked to improve trip
directness and reduce transfers.
323 frequency will be improved during midday on weekdays and throughout the
new schedule and map for Route 323 Anderson.)
6 schedule will be slightly adjusted and the route will no longer stop along Techni Center.
The route will continue to stop along Eleanor, Hudson,
and Delano due to ongoing bridge construction on
Fort Branch. (Preview new
schedule and map for Route 6 East 12th.
Research – Route 383 Research will be shifted from Mopac to
Braker and Burnet. The new routing will improve connections to Route 3
Burnet/Manchaca, Route 240 Rutland, and Route 392 Braker, which will reduce
transfers and customer waiting time.
383 will also include stops at Capital of Texas and Stonelake to continue
providing access to the Gateway Shopping area. (Preview new schedule
and map for Route 383 Research.)
- 171 Oak
Hill Flyer – New 8:20 a.m. and 3:40
p.m. trips will be added to reduce overcrowding during peak hours. Some early
morning trips (6:20 and 6:40 a.m.) and evening trips (5:20, 5:40 and 6:20 p.m.)
will be consolidated due to low ridership.
4:20 p.m. trip will no longer serve the Westcreek and Windmill Run
neighborhoods. (Preview new
schedule and map for Route 171 Oak Hill Flyer.)
- 111 South Mopac
Flyer – A new route will provide rush hour service to Downtown and UT areas. This
route will run parallel to South Mopac, with
new stops in Circle C and Western Oaks neighborhoods. Limited parking will be
available at Dick
Nichols Park. (Preview schedules
and maps for new Route 111 South Mopac Flyer.
- The following routes
will suspend select school-related trips during the summer break:
- 4 Montopolis
- 5 Woodrow/South Fifth
- 7 Duval/Dove Springs
- 300 Govalle
- 325 Ohlen
- 331 Oltorf
- 333 William Cannon
- E-Bus routes 410, 411 and 412
UT Shuttles will also transition from
full service to summer service schedules.
Minor Route and Schedule Adjustments:
- 151 Allandale –
route realignment to improve customer access.
- 214 Northwest Flex – Minor schedule adjustment to improve reliability.
- 238 Westgate –
weekend schedule adjustment to improve reliability.
- 481 Night Owl North Lamar – Frequency will be improved from 30 to 20 minutes to reduce overcrowding.
- 935 Tech Ridge Express – Minor schedule adjustment to address overcrowding.
changes follow the Capital
Metro’s Service Guidelines and Standards.
Three times a year, the
agency performs an analysis of service performance and proposes adjustments to
improve service, utilizing public feedback collected prior to each change.
These modifications to service reflect the changing transit needs of the
various communities Capital Metro serves.
June 9 service changes, as well as route schedules and maps, can be found in
the Destinations schedule book, available
for $3 at the Capital Metro Transit Store.
The Transit Store is located at 323
Congress Avenue. The guide is also available for download
at no cost on the Capital Metro website.
Additional details of the Capital
Metro service change process can be found on the June Service Change webpage, by calling the GO Line at (512) 474-1200 or by viewing this video.
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