Twitter Roundup

With all the changes that we implemented this week, now’s a good time for another Twitter roundup. Here’s a sample of what we’ve heard from you this week:

Happy Customers

@JaredThomas Day 2 of riding dt-kramer @CapMetroRail was great. Walked from the Kramer station to office in the domain. Buying the 31 day pass on Mon.

@TAPoe Yay!! A large bus for the morning 985 run! No having to stand today!

@cheekysu: @CapMetroNews Your drivers are fabulous! Really! Many kudos to the personnel department. 🙂

@tarpinian on my way to work, using my laptop and drinking coffee, cool

@Phish201: The mid-day service is awesome! What’s next for @capmetrorail? Evenings and weekends?! Fingers crossed!

@JRandallScott Finally expanded midday service: more dynamic and user friendly system. Next up- extended weekend night service @CapMetroRail #welldone #atx

@allendemling PS you hire great bus drivers. They are very friendly.

@impossiblecat: Taking the new @CapMetroRail downtown this afternoon – love the new times!

@KaylaATX: Waiting for the @capmetrorail to head to school. I’m so happy about the day service!!

@beazkidz: Taking the new even earlier @capmetrorail but thank goodness I don’t have to drive in th — at Leander Metro Station

@spinuzzi: A courteous bus driver saw me sprinting and waited a few extra moments for me to get to the stop. Thanks, CapMetro.

@1OneStone: Curb service 2day. Michele’s driving the @CapMetro van. My hands r free 2 FB/Tweet coming home. Feel spoiled. #iamblessed

Complaint Department

@Hensleyd Is there a CapMetro complaint line?

@JHooker517 Not happy w/ @CapMetroNews! Bus to take me home from gym came early so I had to walk home from gym! SMH

@adamnevarez you should adjust your Rail shuttles to account for delays. Missed the train and now I’m stuck for an hour at MLK station!

@shivvy Riding the bus is always an experience. We have a screaming bus driver in a fight with a passenger. This is ridiculous. @CapMetroNews

@lctexas Not vibing with #capmetro lately. I keep missing the [] bus.

@copperdesert Low 2 no ridership on new trains pushed by Austin City Council n CapMetro who say U will be begging 4 our trains when gas is 5 & 8 $/gal

@mdahmus Capital Metro’s Red Line (@CapMetroRail) had their first (but no way the last) instance of “shuttle misses train” yesterday apparently.

@JaredThomas rode for the first time today – pretty smooth ride although the connector to the domain sat there for 15 min. Walking tom.

Observation Deck

@BArayAustinTX @CapMetroRail: Changes 2 service/fares 2day. Ms. Watson helped w/ outreach. http://twitpic.com/3qmqgn <-leading by example; good move.

@zoecordesselbin: 5:30 nb @CapMetroRail train is full today, not enough seats there’s about 10 overflow…so, “no one rides the train”, eh, haters?

@zoecordesselbin: Excited to take my mom with me on @CapMetroRail today…show her how I live driving-free!

@JaredThomas: Quite a bit of buzz around the new all day @capmetrorail schedule. Hoping to give it a ride this week.

@Hopedoty We are taking MetroRail, etc. tomorrow to #centralaustinjelly in the Triangle 10-1 at Galaxy Cafe Cc @CapMetroRail

@JaceDeloney Riding the 5 downtown to help inform riders on the @CapMetroNews Fares & Service Changes that go into effect today. Ill be on 6th & Congress

@stefanieraya: At the Cool River Cafe for the WTS meeting featuring Capital Metro

Suggestion Box

@tarpinian ok, thanks, i’ll look into that, but if you want to make this easy, then connector buses TO the train shouldn’t need a tkt

@poofterorg @jonathanbowden @phish201 @CapMetroRail I think Showers might be a little much… But only 4 bikes per train is too little. 🙂

@jonathanbowden @CapMetroRail @Phish201 what i and a few friends hope is next for capital metro: a bike only caboose, with an expresso machine, and showers

@ediblearia Yo, @CapMetroNews, when are you going to deploy ITS onboard? Wi-fi? How about an actual, working iPhone app?

@stivers_t I’m going to miss the convenience of the disability card. How about a $360 annual pass that works from inside a wallet? @CapMetroNews

@UTStaffCouncil The Transportation Solutions committee has proposed a resolution for CapMetro to modify some current routes to campus to better serve staff.

@melloweileen: CapMetro 3-bike rack demo at the Bicycle Advisory Council. What routes should be first?

News Desk

@rhackleman Eeeekk @CapMetroRail has been taken over by people whose feet don’t quite touch the ground. Awesome field trip http://twitpic.com/3r8bd1

@rhackleman Gonna be hoping on @CapMetroRail rail soon to see how many people are using their mid day service. Will you use their mid day service?

@saratalbert @CapMetroRail has some changes starting today! I’ll have a report on what to expect tonight on the FOX 7 News Edge at 9.

@ACNewsdesk Before You Head to the Bus Stop …Check out Cap Metro’s new fares, routes, and policy changes http://ow.ly/3GrIN

Thanks, everyone. Keep the Tweets coming. And remember, if you need assistance you can also reach us the old fashioned way, especially if you’re in a hurry: call the GO Line at (512) 474-1200, or send an email. We don’t have staff dedicated solely to social media (maybe some day), so I feel bad sometimes when we don’t see the “I’m at the stop right now- where’s my bus?” Tweets right away.

3 thoughts on “Twitter Roundup

  1. Joe

    there should be a train that leaves downtown around 6 p.m. A train departs downtown at 5:30 and the next at 6:34. That’s a big gap. It means waiting an hour if you miss the 5:30.

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