A lot goes into making the largest and most sweeping changes to Capital Metro’s service.
In addition to all of the planning and all of the community outreach we’ve already done, there’s a lot of physical work that still needs to take place.
Like with bus stops. You ever think much about bus stops? We do. We’ve got about 2,600 of them now, and 350 of them won’t be in service beginning June 3. Another 115 or so brand new ones will begin to serve locations that don’t currently have bus service.
The thing about it is that someone’s gotta put up all those new signs and take down all the old ones. We also have to let y’all know that that’s happening and, of course, where you can get your bus once all the changes are in place.
But that work doesn’t happen overnight. And so you’ll begin to see some new signs at our bus stops pretty soon, and it’s important for you to understand what they’re telling you. Four new signs are already appearing at stops around town, and they’ve got four big messages about the changes to our service.
The Green Signs
If you see these signs, that means some service at the stop is changing. Maybe a new route will serve that location, or maybe a current route is being removed. The routes listed in the table aren’t necessarily what serve that stop currently, but they’ll be there beginning June 3.
The Pink Signs
If this sign is at your stop, that means Cap Metro is removing service from that location. We are here to help you prepare for that change. We may be able to identify another stop — sometimes just a short walk away — where you can catch the bus. Check CapMetro.org/Remap to plan your trip; there might be equal or even better service coming your way. Or call the GO Line at 512-474-1200 for help.
The Yellow Signs
Great news! These signs indicate a new bus stop will be coming on June 3. The routes that will serve the stop are displayed on the permanent signage at the top of the bus stop pole.
The Blue & Orange Signs
When we begin to place our new permanent bus stop signs — in late April and May — you’ll also see these signs attached to the new poles. The permanent signs will display routes that serve the stop beginning June 3. The routes displayed on this temporary sign show what currently serves the stop. So, in short, look up to see what’ll be at that stop beginning June 3, and look at the temporary sign at eye level (more or less) to see which routes are there right now.