CapMetro Suspends Regular Service Thursday, Focuses on Emergency Transportation Only

AUSTIN, Texas (February 2, 2022) – Because of dangerous weather conditions expected tomorrow, CapMetro will suspend all regular transit service on Thursday, Feb. 3 and focus on providing emergency transportation support.

CapMetro staff has been working closely with Austin/Travis County Emergency Operations Center to prepare for the inclement weather that is expected to bring freezing temperatures and precipitation, which could result in unsafe road conditions for customers and staff. The weather conditions also come with a risk of hypothermia for those who are in need of shelter.

In support of emergency response efforts coordinated from the Emergency Operations Center, CapMetro will supply buses to run trips to warming shelters and use vehicles for other emergency requests as needed by the city and county emergency operations teams. CapMetro will also provide critical trips to dialysis centers through the agency’s demand response service.

To sustain emergency operations, a number of CapMetro team members reported to work today with plans to stay overnight to ensure critical, emergency services are possible through this weather event.

CapMetro leaders understand how much the community relies on public transit services to get to work, school and other essential destinations, but the agency must make the difficult decision to suspend regular service to prioritize the safety of CapMetro customers and staff.

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Jenna Maxfield, 512-592-2171

Tawaun Cole, 512-592-2171