January 2023 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.
These changes 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 were approved by our board of directors in September went into effect on Sunday, Jan. 8:
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|
Please note: Route 5 trips continue as either Route 237 Northeast Feeder or 339 Tuscany at Tannehill/Webberville.
Changes to Round Rock Service
These service changes, implemented by the city of Round Rock, will be effective the week of Sunday, January 8, 2023. CapMetro service operates in Round Rock weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Route 50: Round Rock La Frontera
The routing on Route 50 will change at the southern end and no longer serve La Frontera or continue into Austin on Route 150. Instead Route 50 will travel on Mays and Dell Way to Walmart. It will also operate every 45 minutes rather than 60 minutes. Riders
may continue onto Tech Ridge using Route 152.
Route 51: Round Rock Circulator
Service on Route 51 will be discontinued. The city of Round Rock is exploring alternative transportation options to replace this route in early 2023.
Route 150: Round Rock Howard Limited
Service on Route 150 will be discontinued. Connections to other CapMetro services will be provided by Route 152 at Tech Ridge Park & Ride. Riders may connect to Howard Station from Tech Ridge.
Route 152: Round Rock Tech Ridge Limited
The routing of Route 152 will not change, but the frequency of service will increase, operating every 45 minutes rather than 60 minutes.
Route 980: North MoPac Express
Service on Route 980 will not change.
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