Austin changed and then we changed.
In June 2018, we put in place the most significant changes to Capital Metro's bus network in our history. That made our buses more frequent, more reliable and better connected. We tripled the number of MetroBus routes that operate every 15 minutes and made sure that frequency serves you on Saturday & Sunday too.
Inside Cap Remap
Cap Remap emerged from our 10-year transit plan Connections 2025, which involved significant internal analysis, a review of what works best in other cities and intensive community outreach. We wanted to hear what you wanted from us, and that turned out to be buses that come more frequently and more reliably. The plan also recommended we greatly improve east-west connections.
Cap Remap did all of that. Here's what you need to know:
These changes may require our riders to transfer from one route to another more often. The great thing about the new network is that it's designed to make that a simpler process. With more routes in our High-Frequency Network, you have to wait at a bus stop less because your next bus is likely less than 15 minutes away.
- It tells you which route or routes are your best choice.
- It includes walking time to and from the bus stops and directions for how to locate the stop.
- The Next Departure feature tells you when the bus you're transferring to should leave that stop.
- You have options to print out or share the trip plan with someone you're riding with.
- Buy your pass directly in the CapMetro App.
With transfers more common under the new bus network, buying a Day Pass is your best option. A Single Ride Local pass costs you $1.25 and will take you where you want to go. If you want to get back, it'll cost another $1.25 for the Single Ride pass back home.
That same $2.50 buys you a Local Day pass and gives you an unlimited number of rides for the next 24 hours.
So, long story short, buying a Day Pass (or 7-Day Pass or 31-Day Pass) is a smart decision.