New Capital Metro Fares & Service Changes Begin Sunday

Combo_coversFares for Capital Metro will change Jan. 11, as the agency implements the second phase of its board approved fare policy changes adopted in September 2013. Changes are also coming to some Capital Metro bus routes, beginning Sunday, during the agency’s January 2015 Service Changes.

January 2015 Fare Change

Capital Metro will make changes to all pass prices, including the Local base fare which will change by 25 cents to $1.25. Local Day Passes will cost $2.50, 7-Day Passes will cost $11.25 and $41.25 for a 31-Day Pass.

Premium fares will cost $1.75 for a Single Ride, $3.50 for a Day Pass, $16.75 for a 7-Day Pass and $62 for a 31-Day Pass. Commuter fares will cost $3.50 for a Single Ride, $7 for a Day Pass, $27.50 for a 7-Day Pass and $96.25 for a 31-Day Pass.

MetroAccess fares will become $1.75 for a Single Ride, $17.50 for a 10-Ride Booklet and $46.50 for a Monthly Pass. Capital Metro’s RideShare Program also begins new vanpool fares this month.

Pick up the 2015 Fare Change brochure on buses now, visit capmetro.org/FareChange2015 or call the GO Line at 512-474-1200 for more information.

January 2015 Service Changes

On Sunday, Capital Metro will implement changes to downtown routes due to the City of Austin Great Streets reconstruction project, and changes to bus service hours on some Local routes and MetroAccess, meeting demand and expanding service.

Due to a City of Austin Great Streets long-term reconstruction project on Colorado Street between 7th and 10th, Routes 2, 6, 19, and 37 will be rerouted to expand customer access to stops in the southern downtown area, while ensuring minimal impact to service.

Route 30 will be realigned to service Guadalupe and Lavaca up to 12th Street. The route will make two northern and two southern stops through downtown, providing easier connections with other routes.

Service hours for Routes 1, 2, 7, 20, 37 and MetroAccess will be extended to meet demand, operating approximately one hour later on weekends. Riders will be able to access a safe ride home, or make better connections to additional late night service routes (Night Owl and E-Bus).

Additional details on the Capital Metro service change process can be found on capmetro.org/january2015, by calling the GO Line at 512-474-1200 or by picking up a brochure on buses now.

One thought on “New Capital Metro Fares & Service Changes Begin Sunday

  1. Will

    Hopefully, Mayor Adler will repeal the half fare for seniors and persons with disabilities, so more “middle class” that former Council Member and Mayoral candidate Mike Martinez who promised to protect, can continue to live in the City of Austin and not leave in a mass exodus due to economic genocide that the board conspired to do when passing this enormous fare increase because of the MetroRail that costs too much and does very little.

    It is no question why folks are fleeing Austin for places such as San Antonio, and Corpus Christi, fares are much lower and so is the cost of living in these places.

    2 bedroom apartments run inexpensive in San Antonio, $750 gets you a 2/1 nice part of town, near a transit center, and with washer and dryer connections, with bus fare just $35 a month, local, rapid, and express. Try that in Austin, oh wait…. CAN’T BE DONE.

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