Capital Metro to Implement Temporary Changes to its Service
CapMetro services will run on a modified schedule, 7 days a week.
AUSTIN, Texas - Starting Wednesday March 18, Capital Metro will implement changes to its service that are designed to protect employees, promote public health and ensure that we continue to provide service to all parts of our community. Capital Metro services including MetroBus, MetroRapid, MetroExpress and MetroRail will operate on a modified schedule. Details will be posted on CapMetro.org/COVID19.
Customers should board their bus through the rear door to protect the health and safety of our bus operators and customers. During this emergency situation, we trust that our customers will continue to respect the agency's fare system.
These new measures are aimed to improve social distancing for our employees and customers, while still providing necessary transit so people can get to critical services.
Capital Metro is following guidance from Austin Public Health and continues to monitor the situation. In addition to our daily cleaning procedures for all CapMetro vehicles and transit facilities, we are applying a disinfectant to common hand contact areas such as poles and handrails, armrests, door handles and stop request buttons. Later this week, we will install special signs encouraging social distancing on our vehicles.
Along with these efforts, we need your help:
- Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Maintain good hygiene.
- Limit your non-essential travel as much as possible, especially to locations with many people.
- Limiting your contact with others is the best way to stay healthy.
If you think you might be getting sick, please stay home and contact your healthcare provider. Visit Austin Public Health's information page for up-to-date, detailed information: austintexas.gov/COVID19.