Important Notice for Capital Metro Customers

Today, as the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1091 (ATU 1091) votes on StarTran’s final contract offer, Capital Metro customers can continue to depend on service. Should a service interruption occur, StarTran and Capital Metro are prepared to serve the public by operating key bus routes.

Capital Metro remains hopeful that the union and StarTran can come to an agreement; however, customers should be prepared for possible transit service disruption. Capital Metro cannot predict if or when a strike may occur, but the Authority will be ready to operate on a reduced level of service to provide coverage to the busiest routes and those that serve major destinations such as hospitals, schools, the central business district, and areas with a high number of riders.

In the event of a transit union strike, Capital Metro will operate a basic network of bus routes daily from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., at least every 45 minutes. No fares will be charged during a strike. UT Shuttle routes and the Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) services are expected to operate as originally scheduled. UT Shuttle routes are available to the general public and may provide viable transportation options in lieu of riders’ regular routes.

Information about specific routes in operation during a strike will be maintained on the Capital Metro Web site.

Capital Metro will assign staff to park and ride facilities and other major transfer points to assist customers in the event of a strike.

2 thoughts on “Important Notice for Capital Metro Customers

  1. plusrich

    I support the Union’s efforts.

    The latest offer includes a pay decrease compared to the previous contact as well as health insurance coverage that is worse than before.

    Treat your people appropriately or you get crappy employees.

  2. Jennifer

    Oh great. Meanwhile, us blind customers who depend on this service and don’t have money for cabs won’t be able to get to the store, etc. I live on the 392 route on Braker/IH 35 and have to get to a job interview at the School for the Blind on the 26th. I’m terrified I ont be able to get there or back. 😦

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