August 2020 Service Changes
Most years, Capital Metro makes changes to our service 3 times each year to improve the customer experience and respond to shifts in how our riders use the service. This year, of course, the coronavirus pandemic changed how we operate in March ... and has caused us to keep making adjustments since then.
We'll return much of our service to its regular schedule beginning August 16. See below for some details, but remember to visit our COVID-19 update page to see the latest news on our service levels, as they may continue to change as the community responds to the pandemic.
Most CapMetro services will return to their regular service levels on Sunday, August 16. See below for a few notable exceptions.
Several routes will operate more often than usual during busy daytime hours to ensure customers are able to maintain a safe, physical distance from each other while on board.
- Route 1 North Lamar/South Congress
- Route 7 Duval/Dove Springs
- Route 10 South First Street
- Route 20 Manor Road
- Route 300 Springdale/Oltorf
MetroRail will operate a similar schedule to what has been in place during the pandemic, but be sure to review its schedule before heading to the station.
Route 455 Leander/Lakeline Shuttle will be removed from service.
Some MetroExpress routes will remain suspended:
All Night Owl and E-bus service will remain suspended.
Most UT Shuttle service will be reinstated, with the exception of the routes below, which will not be in service:
- Route 680 North Riverside/Lakeshore
- Route 681 Intramural Fields/Far WestRoute 682 40 Acres/East Campus
Several bus stops along Route 20's service in Northeast Austin will be closed permanently. These locations have alternative bus stops nearby and are being removed from service to improve operational efficiency and pedestrian safety.