Capital Metro Prepares for Inclement Weather

AUSTIN, Texas (February 12, 2021) - With freezing temperatures in the Central Texas area and more inclement weather on the way, Capital Metro has enacted agency-wide preparations to keep customers and employees safe, while still delivering reliable service.

All vehicles are being pre-started for heat and maintenance, and track inspections are being conducted on MetroRail. Field staff are inspecting bus stations, rail platforms and the service area overpasses and bridges, and they are de-icing surfaces as needed. Customers are being permitted to use vehicles for temporary sheltering during layovers.

Capital Metro services are currently experiencing weather-related impacts, and detours are in place. All weather-related detours will be updated on MetroAlerts and CapMetro.org/Service-Alerts. Transit agency staff are closely monitoring the situation and will update customers with any service changes. Capital Metro is also working in cooperation with Austin and Travis County for all inclement weather updates and supporting cold weather sheltering and transportation.

Customers are encouraged to sign up for MetroAlerts for updates on delays or detours. All COVID-19 safety regulations are still in effect on all Capital Metro services.

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Jenna Maxfield, 512-592-2171