Cold Weather Buses

Brrr. It’s getting cold outside. A winter storm warning will be in effect this evening. Right now Capital Metro has no plans to alter its bus schedules or MetroAccess services because of the weather. People depend on us rain or shine (or snow or ice), and it’s a rare event when we reduce services because of the weather.

Whenever freezing temperatures threaten, we actually increase one service, what we call our “cold weather buses.” It’s one part of a citywide effort to help Austin’s homeless stay warm on a cold night. Working with the Office of Emergency Management, the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless, and several other local organizations, Capital Metro provides special transportation from ARCH to area shelters for the night, and then returns people in the morning.

Capital Metro’s cold weather buses have already been called into service for this evening. Stay warm!

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