Routes Moving Off Congress Next Week

XgamesGL-web-banner_v2Beginning June 3, most Capital Metro bus routes currently operating along Congress Avenue downtown will be relocated to a new transit corridor along Guadalupe and Lavaca Streets.

All routes, except for MetroAirport Route 100, will, instead, make stops near 4th, 8th and 12th Streets along the new corridor.

What you need to know:

Beginning June 3, the following Capital Metro routes will be detoured onto Guadalupe and Lavaca during the X Games event on Congress: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 19, 20, 30, 37, 127, 142, 171, 412, 483, 485, 935 and 990.

After the X Games detours, most routes will permanently stay on new routes effective Sunday, June 8 due to Summer Service Changes, including: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 19, 21, 22, 30, 37, 122, 127, 142, 990 and Night Owl Routes.

The shift of service off Congress was planned in 2010 as part of Capital Metro’s Service Plan 2020 to address daily operations and identify key improvements that would create more direct, reliable trips to enhance the customer experience, and fewer stops to increase service speed.

Benefits of the Guadalupe/Lavaca corridor:

Key transfer locations – Routes will connect at major stops along Guadalupe and Lavaca to help riders transfer more easily between Local, Express and MetroRapid services.

Transit priority lanes and bike lanes – Dedicated bus lanes bypass traffic between MLK and Cesar Chavez Street downtown, and include a companion bike lane.

New bus stop amenities – Stops have been upgraded from the ones on Congress, and feature covered shelters and benches.

Fewer event-related detours – By moving traffic off busy Congress, buses will be able to avoid special events downtown that previously caused detours, offering a more direct trip through downtown.

What’s moving:

  • 1 Metric/South Congress
  • 2 Rosewood
  • 3 Burnet/Manchaca
  • 4 Montopolis
  • 5 Woodrow/South Fifth
  • 6 East 12th
  • 10 South First/Red River
  • 19 Bull Creek
  • 21 Exposition
  • 22 Chicon
  • 30 Barton Springs
  • 37 Colony Park/Windsor Park
  • 122 Four Points Limited
  • 127 Dove Springs Flyer
  • 142 Metric Flyer
  • 483 Night Owl Riverside
  • 485 Night Owl Cameron
  • 486 Night Owl South Congress
  • 990 Manor/Elgin Express maps2

Riders should look for special signage posted along Congress to help plan their new trips, which include the new stop locations on Guadalupe and Lavaca.

Traveling Tips: To/From Congress and Guadalupe/Lavaca


Getting on or off the bus in downtown? We know your trip doesn’t end at the bus stop, so check our handy map for navigating west towards Congress Ave. or for traveling to your bus from east downtown.

Walking: Good walking paths are available between the new transit corridor and Congress Ave. along many streets between Cesar Chavez and 11th.

Try Cesar Chavez, 3rd or 8th Streets—offering accessible sidewalks and a direct trip through downtown. See streets highlighted in GREEN on map.

Travel by bus: Transfer to routes running east and west within downtown via Routes 2 Rosewood, 4 Montopolis, 6 East 12th, 21 Exposition, 22 Chicon, or 37 Colony Park.

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