About Capital MetroBlog

Capital MetroBlog is published by the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Austin, Texas. Capital Metro is the region’s public transportation provider, operating a slew of local bus, express, and UT Shuttle routes; Capital MetroRail; vanpools; MetroAccess paratransit services; and a 163-mile freight line from Llano to Giddings.

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10 thoughts on “About Capital MetroBlog

    1. Natalie Mitchell

      Hello:

      My name is Natalie Mitchell and I am a UT student in the McCombs School of Business conducting consumer research on Captial MetroRail. I’m researching to unfold why consumers ride MetroRail and the associations that come to mind. I also, would like to speak with Austinites who live near the MetroRail stops, but choose not ride the rail. If anyone can help me out, I greatly appreciate that.

      Thanks,
      Natalie Mitchell

  1. grayadmit

    I don’t know where I should ask this so I’ll just ask it here. Here are some pictures of capmetro tokens:

    Capital Metro Transit Token - Obverse
    Capital Metro Transit Token - Reverse

    How old are those tokens? When did capmetro stop issuing tokens?

  2. Kari

    I am a supporter but when I cant get home because the train is full there is a huge problem. I can’t just sit there and wonder if I will get home. I need to know I can get home and at a descent hour. The people standing need something to hold onto. It is very dangerous. Why would you not have the same amount of trains running as you do during the morning. Morning commute was great just very disappointed in trying to get home.

  3. Phillip

    My only disappointment so far is that the 4:20PM train only goes as far as Howard Station. I was told that was because there were not enough trains. Interesting that after its final stop at Howard, it takes off towards lakeline..empty.

    Has anyone done a survery that perhaps more people would prefer that the 3:45PM train only goes to Howard and instead have the 4:20PM train go all the way to Leander?

  4. I am a supporter but when I cant get home because the train is full there is a huge problem. I can’t just sit there and wonder if I will get home. I need to know I can get home and at a descent hour. The people standing need something to hold onto. It is very dangerous. Why would you not have the same amount of trains running as you do during the morning. Morning commute was great just very disappointed in trying to get home.
    +1

  5. Jane

    Family is planning to attend the Austin Wine and Music Fest this week-end. The Domain is close enough to the Kramer stop to walk to the Fest from the station. Cap Metro is missing an opportunity to increase ridership by not running this week-end. What’s up with that?

  6. shannon

    Having just moved to Austin, I find it strange it doesn’t run everyday and at least for all special events on weekends in downtown Austin. I’ve lived in San Francisco, San Diego and abroad and these cities certainly don’t stop public transportation because there might be an increase in users, they actually run public transportation more frequently and in turn decrease auto traffic. It’s a given to riders, you will have to wait your turn if a whole stadium full of people is trying to ride at once. But, it doesn’t stop anyone from using public transport. And it’s the solution to traffic issues, all major metro areas have public transporation (and use it!)

  7. Why do you ignore the elephant in the room. I never see a blog about the accidents involving capmetro. There was another one yesterday on the UT campus. What the bus driver couldn’t read that when there are large groups of students on both sides of the street that they would cross when the light turned red?

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