Ride Capital Metro to
the 2013 Austin City Limits Festival
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Capital Metro Trip Planner to
get step by step travel directions for taking Capital Metro to ACL.
information about the festival, visit Capital Metro’s ACL Festival Service
webpage at: capmetro.org/ACLfest.
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sustainable transportation choices to Central Texans. Capital Metro provides an
average of 110,000 rides each weekday—enough to fill Darrell K. Royal Texas
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