January 2023 Proposed 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 supply-chain shortages we are currently facing.
The changes we're proposing would combine several routes, enabling CapMetro to adapt to a changing Austin streetscape and provide a better service that better fits the needs of our community. They will go to our board of directors on Monday, Sept. 26 and, if approved, would go into effect on Sunday, January 8, 2023:
Combination of Routes
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.
The results of that are our proposal to combine six current routes into three. No one would lose service, but the names and route numbers would be different for some customers. We are preparing for the future of transit as the city continues to change.
The affected routes 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|
Changes to Round Rock Service
These service changes, implemented by the city of Round Rock, will also take effect the week of January 8, 2023. CapMetro service in Round Rock operates weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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