Service Changes to
Take Effect January 26
Includes New MetroRapid Route 801
& Downtown Route Realignments
Texas – Jan. 22, 2014 – Changes
are coming to some Capital Metro bus routes on Sunday, Jan. 26, with
modifications designed to improve service while increasing the efficiency of
taking place on Jan. 26 include the new MetroRapid Route 801 service,
modifications to routes in the Route 1L/1M corridor, downtown route
realignments and UT area changes.
The service changes scheduled to
begin Sunday include:
MetroRapid Route 801 North Lamar/South Congress
A new route, MetroRapid 801, will travel from
Tech Ridge to Southpark Meadows seven days a week. Frequency will be every
10-12 minutes during peak hours and every 12-20 minutes at other times on
weekdays, and every 20-30 minutes on weekends.
Route 801’s service schedule will be 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. on weekdays,
6 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Saturdays, and 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays.
The service will feature new, larger vehicles and technology that
will sync with traffic lights to hold the light green a few seconds longer when
a vehicle is behind schedule, helping it stay on time. Riders will be able to
board through three separate doors to make boarding fast and easy, and stations
will offer digital signage displaying next-bus arrival information. MetroRapid
vehicles will travel along transit priority lanes on Guadalupe and Lavaca
between Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and Cesar Chavez to keep people moving.
1L North Lamar/South Congress and 101 N. Lamar/S. Congress Ltd.
Route 801 will replace existing service along Route 101 North
Lamar/South Congress (which travels along the same corridor) with longer
service. MetroRapid Route 801 will provide service to most stops along the
existing Route 101.
Routes 1L and 1M North Lamar/South Congress will be combined into
a new route, Route 1 Metric/South Congress. Local stops along the existing
Route 1L North Lamar/South Congress will maintain service via the following
routes: MetroRapid Route 801, Route 1 Metric/South Congress, Route 201
Southpark Meadows and the new 275 North Lamar Feeder.
Route 1L North Lamar/South Congress and 101 N. Lamar/S. Congress
Ltd. riders will need to transition to MetroRapid Route 801 North Lamar/South
Congress, Route 1 Metric/South Congress or Route 275 North Lamar Feeder.
1M North Lamar/South Congress
Route 1M North Lamar/South Congress (via Metric) will be renamed Route 1
Metric/South Congress and will maintain the same routing, stops,
frequency, days of operation and span of service. Route 1 service will operate
from 4:45 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. on weekdays, 4:45 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Saturdays,
and 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Sundays. Service frequency will be every 26-40
minutes on weekdays, every 26-60 minutes on Saturday and every 44-60 minutes on
North Lamar Feeder
A new route will offer service from Tech Ridge to the North Lamar Transit
Center, and provide service to stops along the northern portion of Route 1L
North Lamar/South Congress, between Howard Lane and Research Boulevard. Service
will operate every 30 minutes, seven days a week, from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. on
weekdays, 5 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Saturdays and 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays.
Downtown Route Realignments
Routes 7 Duval/Dove
Springs, 17 Cesar Chavez and 20 Manor/Riverside will
be realigned from Congress Avenue to Guadalupe/Lavaca in accordance with Service
Plan 2020, improving access to the new MetroRapid Route 801. Riders will still
be able to transfer to other routes downtown, and frequency will remain the
UT Area Changes
Routes CR Cameron Road and WL Wickersham Lane
As of Jan. 7, Route CR Cameron Road has been shortened and renamed Route CLC
Camino La Costa. Route CLC serves several stops on campus and in the Camino La
Costa area only. Service operates every 30 minutes between 7 a.m. to 11p.m. on
weekdays (finals service will also be offered) and at every 30 minutes between
3 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sundays. This route will only operate until the end of
the spring semester.
Former CR Shuttle Route riders along Cameron Road or Mueller
continue to have service to the UT campus using Route 37 Colony Park/Windsor
Route WL Wickersham Lane has been transitioned to mainline
service. Riders along the former WL Shuttle Route continue to have access from
the Riverside area to the UT campus area using Route 20 Manor/Riverside and
Route 100 MetroAirport.
Routes RR/CR and WL/CP
The combined UT Shuttle routes have been eliminated as a result of
the Cameron Road and Wickersham Lane Shuttle changes. The CR Route has been
replaced by CLC Shuttle and the WL Shuttle has been eliminated. The CP and RR
Shuttle service remains unchanged, with the same frequency and span of service.
Route 20 Manor/Riverside has been realigned from Red
River Street to Robert Dedman to improve access to The University of Texas
campus. Frequency remains the same.
Students who previously
rode the WL Shuttle Route can now ride Route 20 to campus, with stops along
Route 37 Colony
Route 37 Colony Park/Windsor Park has been
realigned via 23rd St. and San Jacinto Blvd. to improve access to The
University of Texas campus. As a result, student riders have gained easier
transfer access to UT Shuttles. Frequency remains the same.
Students who previously
rode the CR Shuttle Route can ride Route 37 to campus, with stops along San
Frequency on Routes 483 Night Owl Riverside and 484 Night Owl South Lamar will be modified from every 30 minutes to every 35 minutes, improving
on-time performance during weekday and Saturday service. The frequency
adjustment will create more reliable service.
Other Route Changes
Route 320 St.
The northbound portion of Route 320 St. Johns
will be realigned from Elmont to Riverside to improve access to the H-E-B Plus.
Frequency will remain the same.
Route 110 South
Route 110 will be extended to Slaughter to improve access to apartments along
Slaughter and Ralph Albanedo. Frequency will remain the same.
Route 228 Burleson
Frequency on Route 228 will be improved from
every 65 minutes to every 35 minutes, improving service to the VA Clinic,
Travis County Precinct 4 and Workforce Solutions.
Routes 151 Allandale and
Routes will be renamed to 491 Allandale and 492 Delwood.
Route and frequency will remain the same.
Route 171 Oak Hill
Due to construction, the
Oak Hill Park & Ride has temporarily relocated until the summer. The
temporary Park & Ride location is available for weekday usage at the ACC
Pinnacle Campus – Parking Lot G.
As a result of this new
Park & Ride location, there will be schedule and routing modifications.
Route 271 Del
Service to Southeast Park & Ride at
Southeast Metro Park will be eliminated due to low ridership. Frequency will
remain the same.
Metro’s Service Guidelines and Standards.
reviews service three times a year, analyzing performance and proposing
potential adjustments to improve service by utilizing public feedback collected
prior to each change. Capital Metro’s tri-annual service changes coincide with
school and university calendars.
on the Spring 2014 Service Change, 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 in downtown Austin at
209 West 9th Street. The guide is also available for download at no
cost on the Capital Metro website.
details of the Capital Metro service change process can be found on the Spring
2014 Service Change webpage,
by calling the GO Line at 512-474-1200 or by viewing this video.
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