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 will go into effect on Sunday, August 14:
School Service Schedules
With the return of the school year, some routes will add trips to serve students and staff. Also, UT Shuttle routes will return to their in-session schedules. The affected MetroBus routes are:
The following routes will be on detour near Republic Square due to construction:
- 2 Rosewood
- 5 Woodrow/Lamar
- 6 East 12th
- 17 Cesar Chavez
- 19 Bull Creek
- 30 Barton Creek Square
- 982 Pavilion Express
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:
- All E-Bus routes
- MetroExpress 981 Oak Knoll Express
- MetroExpress 987 Leander/Lakeline Express
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 Routes||New Routes|
|Route 2 Rosewood & Route 17 Cesar Chavez||Route 2 Rosewood/Cesar Chavez|
|Route 5 Woodrow & Route 6 East 12th||Route 5 Woodrow/East 12th|
|Route 19 Bull Creek & Route 30 Barton Creek Square||Route 30 Barton Creek/Bull Creek|