June Service Change: Tell us what you think! [UPDATE]

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Capital Metro will host a few opportunities next week for you to tell us what you think about what we’re doing and how we can do it better.

Three times each year, we shift our service a bit to accommodate changes in ridership and to adjust to the calendar. In June, for instance, UT Shuttles and other school-related routes switch to their summer schedules because there are fewer riders when school is out.

Every time we make changes to our system, we host meetings in person and online to let you know what we’re thinking of doing and to see if y’all have any thoughts for how we can provide better service. We’re not considering anything major for the June 2017 Service Change, but we still want to hear from you. In addition to the regular, school-related changes, we will adjust a couple of routes near the UT campus that have been on detour for more than a year. If our board approves of the changes, they would go into effect Sunday, June 4.

Ultimately, the final changes depend on what we hear from you, so come on out. [Note the updated time and date for the Public Hearing. We’ll host this opportunity at 11 a.m. on March 27 now.]:

Online Webinars

March 6 Noon (Registration) 6 p.m. (Registration)

Public Hearings

Friday, March 10

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Gregory Gymnasium on the University of Texas campus

2101 Speedway, Austin, 78712

Served by all UT Shuttle routes and Routes 7, 10, 20 and 37.

Wednesday, March 15 Monday, March 27 [UPDATE]
Noon-1 p.m. 11 a.m.
Capital Metro Headquarters (Board Room)
2910 E. 5th Street,
Austin, TX 78702
Served by Routes 17 and 300

Online

Email: Feedback@capmetro.org

Twitter: @CapMetroATX

3 thoughts on “June Service Change: Tell us what you think! [UPDATE]

  1. I do not know if this is the appropriate place for general feedback, but it is the only place I could find.
    Cap Metro is a joke. It is not real transportation system, in that it has such limited service. For example, we wanted to attend the Auto Show at the Convention Center on Saturday (March 25, 2017). We live in Cedar Park. I thought we would take the Rail from the Lakeline Park & Ride to the convention center, so we checked the Cap Metro website. NO, that doesn’t work! The Rail doesn’t start running downtown until late afternoon. Then, we thought we would take an Express Bus. NO, that doesn’t work either! Express buses don’t run on Saturdays. And, then we used the Planner, it came up with options that would take about 2 hours to get to the Convention Center. Many times I have ridden my road bike to the Convention Center in less time than it would take using the buses. So once again, forget about the so called “transportation system” and drive the car. This example is just one of many times we wanted to use Cap Metro, but your ridiculously limited service negates that and we drive. If you think we are just an outlier, you just don’t understand.

  2. Alan F

    I’m sure I am not alone in this, but the metrorail hours to downtown need to be modified so that people can get to and from a downtown event after work during the week. Cedar Park and soon Round Rock will want to use that service but in the current schedule cannot even consider it because the last rail from downtown is around 6 PM ! Just one event at the long center would probably fill all of the metrorail seats for hours before and after, if the service was only offered !

    Please extend the metrorail service hours during the week to around midnight ! Getting back to Howard station by bus for an event that ends at 10 would put your arrival at 1:30 AM, at best. It could be roughly 10:30 or 11:00 PM by rail, which would make this a viable option if it were only offered.

    1. Capital Metro

      Thanks for your comments and interest. MetroRail does operate past midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. When it is not in service, freight trains run on Capital Metro’s tracks, providing ancillary revenue to the agency and allowing us to fund a good portion of our services. We are in the process making several improvements to the MetroRail service, which enable it eventually to double capacity and frequency.

      Thanks again, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with more questions. /PJP

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