Proposed August 2018 Service Changes

Capital Metro routinely makes changes to streamline and improve service and to accommodate shifts in ridership. The changes proposed for August 2018 are designed to build on the implementation of Cap Remap, adjust to typical in-session school year demand and improve the rider experience while maintaining system efficiency.

The proposed changes will go before the Capital Metro board of directors on June 25. If approved, they would take effect Sunday, August 19.

Capital Metro invites ongoing feedback year-round about overall service and the customer experience, and that input is incorporated into the service change development process. In addition, we will provide opportunities for the public to provide input on these proposed changes both in person and online. We are dedicated to meeting the public transit needs of the Central Texas area and understand first-hand the need to relieve congestion on our streets and provide quality transportation alternatives to our fellow citizens.

  • Route 493

    Route 493 Eastview will operate only on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastview will connect Lakeside Apartments, the RBJ Center, Oak Springs Villas Apartments and Lyons Gardens Apartments to shopping destinations.

    The Eastview route is funded for three years through a Federal Transit Administration grant for the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities. 

  • Route 350

    Beginning Sunday, June 24, Route 350 Airport Blvd. again began to serve the North Lamar Transit Center and no longer travel into Crestview Station. This change was made to connect customers more easily to other Cap Metro routes.

    Route 350 riders can transfer to other Cap Metro services at:

    • North Lamar Transit Center (Routes 1, 323, 383 & 801)
    • Lamar & St. Johns (Routes 1, 7 & 300 and Route 1 & 801 plus MetroRail at Crestview Station)
    • ACC Riverside (Routes 17, 310 & 311
    • Riverside & Grove (Routes 20 & 271)
  • Every fall, Capital Metro transitions UT Shuttle, E-Bus service and select trips on Local routes from summer schedules to in-school session service levels to accommodate the increased demand.

    UT Shuttles

    All UT Shuttles would transition from summer schedules to full service based on university calendars.

    • E-Bus Service - E-Bus service would be reinstated for the fall semester.

    Local Routes

    Select school-related weekday trips on the following routes would be instated:

  • Public Hearing

    Monday, June 18 at Noon
    Capital Metro Headquarters
    2910 E. 5th Street
    Austin, TX 78702
    Served by Routes 4, 300

    Board of Directors Meeting

    Monday, June 25 at Noon
    Capital Metro Headquarters
    2910 E. 5th Street
    Austin, TX 78702
    Served by Routes 4, 300