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Ride Capital Metro to the 2013 Austin City Limits Festival   

AUSTIN, Texas (Oct. 1, 2013) — Capital Metro will offer the most convenient travel options for getting to and from the upcoming Austin City Limits Music Festival, which runs two weekends this year: Oct. 4-6 and Oct. 11-13.

Event attendees wanting to avoid driving and parking hassles can take the free, official ACL Festival shuttle, which will provide direct service to and from the festival grounds at Zilker Park. Shuttle service will run from Republic Square Park, located at 4th and Guadalupe, each day of the festival starting at 10 a.m., making a final return from the park at 11 p.m.

“Capital Metro and Austin City Limits are partnering again this year to help festival attendees make the most of their weekends, so they can spend time at the shows—not in stuck traffic or looking for parking,” said Capital Metro President/CEO Linda S. Watson. “We invite attendees to add Capital Metro to their festival plans and leave the driving to us.”

To reach the shuttle site, ACL attendees can take several regular Capital Metro routes, including Routes 4, 21 and 22, which drop off within a block of Republic Square. Parking is not provided at Zilker Park, making transit the fastest and most convenient way to get to the event site.

Another option for ACL festival goers is to take MetroRail into downtown Austin, which will operate its regular schedule Friday and Saturday until midnight. The Downtown Station, located at 4th and Trinity, is within walking distance of the Republic Square shuttle.

For late-night traveling during ACL weekends, riders can also use Capital Metro’s Night Owl and E-Bus routes, which run until about 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Riders should take note of the new E-Bus downtown bus stops, located at 7th and Neches (Route 410 West Campus and 412 Main Campus) and Brazos and 6th (Route 411 Riverside).

Due to the event, regular bus service will be detoured along routes 3, 30, 111, 171, 970 , 982 and 983 on 4th Street around Republic Square Park, and on Barton Springs (west of Lamar) near Zilker Park, from start of service until end of service each day of the festival.

Use the Capital Metro Trip Planner to get step by step travel directions for taking Capital Metro to ACL.

For more information about the festival, visit Capital Metro’s ACL Festival Service webpage at: capmetro.org/ACLfest.

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Capital Metro connects people, jobs and communities by providing high-quality and sustainable transportation choices to Central Texans. Capital Metro provides an average of 110,000 rides each weekday—enough to fill Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium and Disch-Falk Field combined—onboard its buses, trains, paratransit and vanpool vehicles. As the regional transportation leader, Capital Metro is driving progress and investing in the region’s mobility with high-capacity transit solutions, like MetroRapid, that will move more people at less cost and with less impact to the environment. Capital Metro is a financially sound and fiscally responsible agency that has won the highest rating for financial transparency from the Texas Comptroller, for the third straight year. Get onboard. Visit capmetro.org or call (512) 474-1200.

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MEDIA CONTACT INFORMATION: 

Melissa Ayala, (512) 389-7572, (972) 765-3642 cell, melissa.ayala@capmetro.org