Explore the New Network

Capital Metro has been working with the community toward this new bus network for more than 2 years, and we're excited for you to see the improvements. To learn the specifics, read below about the goals of the plan and exactly what service has come to which part of the service area.

  • For transit to work, it has to be convenient for riders and it has to be reliable. If you can count on a bus being there shortly after you get to a stop, then you don't need to consult a schedule and can feel more confident in leaving your car at home. That's the design behind our High-Frequency Network.

    What is High-Frequency? It's all the pink lines on our System Map. Basically, it means buses that run at least every 15 minutes, 7 days a week ... and Cap Remap brings a lot more of them to Central Texas. We have tripled the number of Local routes, bringing High-Frequency service to most of our service area and greatly improving east-west connections.

  • Central Core

    The major changes in the central core focus on replacing Routes 21/22 with improved, more frequent service on similar corridors. That includes changing the routing and increasing frequency on Routes 17 and 18, and introducing new Frequent Route 335, running every 15 minutes, seven days a week along 35th and 38th Streets. Service between Lake Austin Blvd. and UT remains via Route 663, and portions of Exposition Blvd. formerly served by Routes 21/22 are served by Frequent Routes 18 and 335. New Route 322 takes over the 21/22’s routing east of IH-35 between the East Cesar Chavez and Cherrywood neighborhoods, and Route 490 now operates with reduced days and hours of service.

    Downtown Austin

    The changes downtown focus service on three corridors to simplify routing and keep buses moving through the most congested part of Austin. All MetroRapid, MetroFlyer, MetroExpress and most Local routes operate north-south in the transit-priority lanes on Guadalupe and Lavaca Streets between Cesar Chavez and 8th Streets. Routes serving the west side of the Capitol Complex and UT continue along Guadalupe and Lavaca. Routes serving the east side of the Capitol operate east-west on 7th and 8th Streets and north-south along Trinity St. and San Jacinto Blvd. There is no longer be service on Congress Ave., Red River St., parts of 11th and 12th Streets, and parts of 4th and 5th Streets east of Lavaca. Frequent Route 17 is realigned to operate east-west on Cesar Chavez, serving Seaholm. Route 100 was eliminated and its service to the airport replaced by Frequent Route 20.

    Northeast Austin

    The most significant changes in Northeast Austin include increasing frequency on Route 37 to every 15 minutes during peak hours; converting it to a crosstown route serving schools and employment centers along Loyola Ln., Cameron Rd., Airport Blvd. and Koenig Ln.; and renumbering it to Route 337. Other changes include promoting Routes 18 and 20 to the High-Frequency Network and bringing Route 233 into Colony Park. Route 237 operates on Johnny Morris Rd. and FM 969/MLK Blvd. to the intersection of Tannehill Ln. and Webberville Rd., where it can connect with Route 6 and Frequent Route 18 heading downtown. Frequent Route 300 has moved from Rogge Ln. and Berkman Dr. to 51st St. and Cameron. New Route 339 Tuscany starts  at the intersection of Tannehill and Webberville and serves  Johnny Morris Rd., Loyola and Springdale Rd. before traveling through the Tuscany business park and ending at the Norwood Walmart. (Due to the 183 South construction project, Routes 20, 233, 337 and 339 will be on long-term detours into 2019. The Loyola overpass across 183 will be under construction, causing all traffic to detour around that intersection, using Crystalbrook and Pecan Brook Drives instead.)

    Central East Austin

    The major changes in Central East Austin are the addition of Routes 2, 4, 17, 18 and 20 to the High-Frequency Network, greatly improving east-west transit service. While Route 100 was eliminated and Route 350 no longer serves the airport, Frequent Route 20 extends to ABIA every 15 minutes, seven days per week. Route 228’s service to the Met Center and VA Clinic begin at Pleasant Valley Rd. and Riverside Dr. instead of the South Congress Transit Center. Route 271 now serves FM 973 (the Travis County Complex) and Riverside east of Ben White Blvd. (Met Center), ending near the Ruiz Branch Public Library. Some portions of Ledesma Rd., Lott Ave., Prock Ln. and Sara Dr. (Route 2); Vargas Rd. (Route 4); and Burleson Rd., Todd Ln. and St. Elmo Rd. (Route 228) have lost service. Beginning in August, a southbound school trip will operate on Vargas Rd. between Allison Elementary School and Riverside during the afternoon on weekdays.

    Southeast Austin

    In Southeast Austin, Routes 20, 311 and 333 see frequency improvements as part of the High-Frequency Network, providing 15-minute service, seven days a week. New Route 318 connects Southeast Austin to the Westgate Shopping Center via Slaughter Ln. and West Gate Blvd., and new Route 310 provides connections between South Congress Transit Center and ACC Riverside. Route 228’s service to the VA Clinic connects to routes at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Rd. and Riverside Dr. instead of the South Congress Transit Center. Route 127 was eliminated, with replacement service available on Frequent Route 7. Some portions of Peppertree Pkwy. (Route 7); Burleson Rd., Todd Ln., St. Elmo Rd. and Woodward St. (Route 228); as well as South Pleasant Valley and Onion Crossing Dr. (Route 333) lose all-day service. Beginning in August, a school trip will operate on Pleasant Valley between Perez Elementary School and William Cannon Dr. in the mornings and afternoons.

    Southwest Austin

    Frequency in Southwest Austin improves with Routes 10, 311 and 333 joining the High-Frequency Network. New Route 105, traveling from UT to Westgate Shopping Center during the morning and evening rush hours, replaces the southern part of the current Route 5’s service. New Route 315 travels along Ben White Blvd. between the South Congress Transit Center, the Oak Hill Plaza and the Pinnacle campus. Route 30 ends at Westgate Shopping Center rather than the South Congress Transit Center. Route 110 was eliminated, with replacement service available on Frequent Route 10. Route 970 was also eliminated.

    Central North Austin

    Among the big changes in Central North Austin are rerouting portions of Routes 5, 7 and 10 and introducing new east-west service. Route 5 runs on Burnet Rd. and Lamar Blvd. to downtown, rather than traveling through UT, and Frequent Route 7 begins at Crestview Station rather than the Norwood Walmart. Route 10 joins the High-Frequency Network, operating between the Norwood Walmart, the Mueller neighborhood and UT via Cameron Rd., Mueller Blvd., 45th St. and Red River St. before heading downtown. The new Route 345   provides east-west service on 45th between Hancock Center and Burnet. Service provided by the former Route 320 between Cameron and MoPac is replaced by Route 337 (the renamed Route 37). Former Route 37 riders can access UT and downtown via Frequent Routes 10 and 20. Routes 491 and 492 operate with reduced days and hours of service.

    North Austin

    In North Austin, Route 383 follows its same routing, while Route 392 no longer serves Great Hills. Instead, the route ends  near the Kramer Rail Station, turning around via Braker Ln., Burnet Rd. and Kramer Ln. Frequent Route 325 operates from Tech Ridge to Metric Blvd. before traveling east-west on Rundberg Ln. and ending at the Norwood Walmart. Route 1 takes over the current Route 275, staying on Lamar Blvd. to the Tech Ridge Park & Ride instead of running on Rundberg and Metric. The new Route 324 replaces portions of the redirected Routes 10 and 325. Route 240 was eliminated, resulting in the loss of service along some parts of Rutland Dr., Gracy Farms Ln. and Cedar Bend Dr. (St. David’s North). Route 243 operates along Wells Branch Pkwy. and Heatherwilde Blvd., however, frequency was reduced to every 40 minutes and trips no longer serve Merrilltown Dr.

    UT Shuttles

    There are very few changes to the UT Shuttle service. The primary change is the replacement of Route 653 with Frequent Route 10, which also provides a frequent connection between UT and the Mueller neighborhood. Changes to UT Shuttle service may include minor frequency changes as we match service to ridership levels.