Fall Adjustments to Capital Metro Service Start Sunday
Changes include new route, other minor alterations
AUSTIN, TEXAS - Changes are coming to some Capital Metro services beginning Sunday, Aug. 19. The changes include the addition of new Route 493 and school-related adjustments to other Local routes.
Additionally, Capital Metro's Summer Service Splash pilot programs will end Saturday, Sept. 1. Throughout the summer, students from kindergarten through the 12th grade have been able to ride all Capital Metro services free of charge. The agency has also operated MetroRail on extended weekend hours. Both of those pilots will end Sept. 1.
The service changes are designed to address school and university calendars, streamline service and accommodate shifts in ridership. Capital Metro invites public feedback year-round about its services and makes modifications three times a year.
Route 493 Eastview will operate only on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The new route 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.
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.
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.
Select school-related weekday trips on the following routes would be reinstated:
Additional details about Capital Metro service changes can be found on buses, at CapMetro.org/August2018 or by calling the Customer Service GO Line at 512-474-1200.
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Mariette Hummel, 512-369-6253