August 2022 Service Changes

CapMetro regularly makes changes to our service to account for trends in ridership patterns, construction projects that affect travel on the service area's streets and for the persistent staff shortage we are currently facing. In August, we'll make changes to routes that serve area schools as the new academic year begins.

See below for details on the changes, which went into effect on Sunday, August 14:

School Service Schedules

With the return of the school year, some routes have added trips to serve students and staff. Also, UT Shuttle routes return to their in-session schedules. The affected MetroBus routes are:

Construction-Related Detours

The following routes are on a long-term detour near Republic Square due to construction:

Customers can catch their bus at Stop ID 6275 on Nueces between 3rd & 4th Streets. Stops on San Antonio between 3rd & 4th and on 4th Street between San Antonio and Guadalupe are closed.

Pandemic-Related Route Suspensions

Service on a few routes has been completely suspended since 2020 and will continue into next year: 

Route Combinations - POSTPONED

The effects of construction projects downtown has caused CapMetro to rethink how we provide service on a few routes. We are also preparing for the coming Project Connect services.

CapMetro is planning significant changes to a select few routes, which would allow us to deliver better service to more customers. These changes would combine six current routes into three new ones, enabling CapMetro to adapt to a changing Austin streetscape and provide a better service that better fits the needs of our community. Originally planned for August, we have postponed those changes until 2023.

No one would lose service with these changes, but the names and route numbers would be different for some customers. The routes that could be affected are:

Current RoutesNew Routes
Route 2 Rosewood & Route 17 Cesar ChavezRoute 2 Rosewood/Cesar Chavez
Route 5 Woodrow & Route 6 East 12thRoute 5 Woodrow/East 12th
Route 19 Bull Creek & Route 30 Barton Creek SquareRoute 30 Barton Creek/Bull Creek