On Tuesday, April 10, Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff will join Capital Metro and Texas officials at Republic Square Park to make a major announcement regarding MetroRapid transit service, which will arrive on Austin streets in 2014.
Congressman Lloyd Doggett, Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Capital Metro Chairman and Austin City Council Member Mike Martinez, Capital Metro President/CEO Linda S. Watson and other officials will join Administrator Rogoff and participate in the announcement. A 60-foot articulated bus, similar to the type of bus that will be used for MetroRapid, will serve as the backdrop for the event. Following the announcement, officials will drive off in the bus to tour a portion of the N. Lamar MetroRapid route. Media are invited to ride along and learn more about plans for MetroRapid.
ABOUT CAPITAL METRO
Capital Metro’s mission is to connect people, jobs and communities by providing high-quality and sustainable transportation choices for our community. Capital Metro boasts the highest per capita ridership in Texas, providing an average of 110,000 rides each weekday onboard its local, flyer and express bus routes and Capital MetroRail, the region’s first commuter rail system. Capital Metro also provides MetroAccess service for passengers with disabilities, van and carpool coordination, and freight rail service. For more information, including an online trip planner and a commute cost calculator, visit www.capmetro.org or call (512) 474-1200.
MEDIA CONTACT INFORMATION
Erica Macioge, (512) 369-6085, (512) 636-7232, firstname.lastname@example.org