Fast Facts

CapMetro connects people, jobs and communities by providing quality transportation choices to Central Texas. Created in accordance with Chapter 451 of the Texas Transportation Code, CapMetro was established by a voter referendum on Jan. 19, 1985. The agency is funded in part by a 1 percent sales tax levied by members of its service area.

CapMetro's Strategic Plan

  • MetroBus
  • MetroExpress
  • MetroRapid
  • MetroRail
  • Night Owl
  • E-Bus
  • Pickup
  • University of Texas Shuttles
  • MetroAccess
  • MetroRideShare
  • Freight rail

  • Bus routes: 83
  • High-Frequency routes: 13 (2 MetroRapid & 11 Local)
  • MetroBuses: 358
  • E-Buses: 12
  • MetroRapid vehicles: 55
  • Pickup vehicles: 49
  • Trains: 10 diesel electric
  • Vanpools: 94
  • Paratransit vehicles: 181

  • Bus stops: 2,400
  • Park & Rides/transit centers: 17
  • Commuter rail: 9 stations along 32 miles of track between Leander and downtown Austin
  • Freight rail: 162 miles between Giddings and Llano
  • MetroRapid: 26 station pairs along each of the two MetroRapid corridors - North Lamar to South Congress (Route 801) and from The Domain to the Westgate Transit Center (Route 803).

For more information on CapMetro facilities and Industry best practices, see Transit Design Guide: Standards and Best Practices (PDF)

 

  • Service Area: 542 sq. miles
  • Population served: 1,339,633
  • Single Ride fare: Local $1.25 (Local, UT Shuttles and MetroRapid), Commuter $3.50 (MetroRail and MetroExpress)
  • Weekday boardings (for FY2021): 51,592
  • Annual boardings (for FY2021): 16.9 million

  • Operating budget: $318.6 million 
  • Capital budget: $303.8 million