CapMetro Offering Free Fares in October
Capital Metro will implement free fares for all customers in October. The fare suspension is offered as a thank you to customers as we address the effects on our service of staffing shortages and to encourage customers to return to transit as our economy recovers from Covid-19. It applies to all services except MetroBike.
We recognize the challenges the agency’s current level of service have brought to the community, and implementing free fares for a period of time is a small way to ease those challenges.
CapMetro adjusted our service schedule on September 19 to provide more reliable service to customers. The new schedule is designed to use current staffing levels to provide consistent service across the transit network.
We are also actively recruiting new team members, including operators and mechanics. Many industries across the country have experienced personnel impacts during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the transit industry is no exception.
Capital Metro operators and mechanics have significant room for growth within the agency and are provided professional development and training opportunities. Some qualified candidates can earn up to a $3,500 hiring bonus, and all employees are offered full benefits, including medical, dental, vision and more.