Capital Metro Services Today

During the early morning hours this morning, Capital Metro bus operators and mechanics put down their tools and picked up signs instead, picketing outside Capital Metro’s headquarters in East Austin.

Nonetheless, Capital Metro got its planned, albeit limited, service out this morning and is operating a network of 10 core routes today from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

At 5:40 a.m. this morning, the first buses queue up to leave the garage.

By 7:10 a.m. this morning, 70 Capital Metro buses had rolled out of the garage to provide today’s service. Now the focus is on supplementing those routes to add frequency and alleviate crowding. An additional 19 buses have been added to 1L/1M, 3, 10, and 20. As more people cross the line, we will continue to put additional buses on the street.

5 thoughts on “Capital Metro Services Today

  1. M1EK

    If you guys are going to maintain the disingenuous claim that you have nothing to do with these labor negotiations, allow me to suggest you stop posting things with language like “put down their tools” and “crossed the line”.

    If you’re participating in attempts to break unions, you can’t then pretend you’re not the ones they’re trying to negotiate with.

  2. chrysrobyn

    I’m generally in favor of unions, and despite trying to educate myself here, I have no idea what the problem is. StarTran’s single sided perspective that Erica gave us illustrates compromises only and does not highlight the sticking points. I digress.
    I can think of nothing more empowering for a union than “putting down their tools” and vilifying the “scabs” (is that term still in use?) who “cross the line”. What part of that characterization is an effort to break a union? I honestly can’t read it as anything other than a recognition of the importance of the work the union members perform.
    Can you help me understand what kind of terminology they should have used to be neutral?

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