The Fourth of July weekend is upon us. If your holiday plans include going to the Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks, consider riding the bus. Every year many of us visit Auditorium Shores for the spectacular light show in the sky. And, every year there is a mess of traffic along Barton Springs and South First.
So this year celebrate independence from your car by riding the bus. Capital Metro has several routes that can help get you to the show, but we recommend the following: 1M, 3 (on detour), 7, 20, and 30. Here’s a nifty interactive map we’ve created to help you plan your trip.
After the show, we’re extending service on these routes to help you get back home. They will pick up passengers away from the crowds, so you’ll have to walk a little to reach the boarding locations:
1M NB – Congress/2nd 1M SB – Congress/Riverside
3 NB – Congress/2nd 3 SB – Lamar/Toomey
7 NB – Congress/2nd 7 SB – Congress/ Barton Springs
20 NB – Congress/2nd 20 SB – Riverside/Haywood Ave
30 SB – Barton Springs/Dawson
On Sunday, July 4 Capital Metro will operate on a Sunday service level ending service by 10 p.m., except for the routes mentioned above. Night Owls will not run on July 4.
On Monday, July 5, Capital Metro will operate regular weekday service (including MetroRail); however, administrative offices will be closed.
Happy Independence Day!