Changes in June 2015: Why not Route 20?

June2015_ProposedWebBannerCapital Metro reviews service three times a year in an effort to make adjustments that improve the overall system. As you may know, we’re currently seeking feedback on the proposed changes for June 2015. We’ve been asked why Route 20 isn’t also proposed to provide service to the Mueller H-E-B. We agree that it should.

heboutsideThe quick answer is we want to modify Route 20 so it would also take riders to the Mueller H-E-B area, but unfortunately, some roadways just aren’t ready for our vehicles to operate safely on the street. 

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Real-Time Bus Departures Are Here!

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With GPS-enabled real-time information on all buses and trains, Capital Metro now helps you save time and travel smarter by taking the guesswork out of planning your trip.

View real-time departure information for the next three available bus trips within 45 minutes. Planning a trip further in advance? View scheduled departure times.

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Visit “Next Departures” on the mobile site or CapMetro App to count down the minutes until the next bus departure by route, location or stop ID. View our app demo above to see how it works for yourself!

Scan

At your stop? Scan the square barcode on the bus stop sign using a QR reader app for next bus times.

Text

Text (512) 981-6221 (Dadnab) to get departure info via your bus stop ID and quickly receive a reply text with real-time information.

Call

Dial (512) 474-1200 (GO Line) at home or on-the-go to speak with a Customer Service agent to access real-time info based on your route, location or stop ID.

For more information, visit capmetro.org/getreal or call the GO Line at 512-474-1200.

Gear Talk: Connecting with our Cycling Community

bike_loveCapital Metro cares about our cycling community. We recognize there are unique needs when it comes to combining bikes+transit.

We know our cyclist riders need and want safe and simple storage and convenient boarding options on our buses and trains.

Capital Metro wants to support these alternative commuting experiences. That’s why need YOUR input and ideas!

If you are a Capital Metro rider and/or live in the service area, please take a moment to complete this survey and help us continue to improve your travel choices for getting to/from the bus and/or train.

Please join Capital Metro on March 3 as we explore cycling amenities, how to use bike+transit and listen to your feedback on future improvements.

March 3: 5:30-8 p.m.

Cycleast Bike Shop

1619 East Cesar Chavez Street

Visit capmetro.org/bike for more information.

Can’t make it in-person? Check out our webinar!

March 4: 12-1 p.m.

Register now!

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New Capital Metro Fares Now in Effect

Beginning yesterday, Capital Metro launched new fare prices for Local, Premium, Commuter, Fares TableMetroAccess and reduced fares.

In the Works – We plan to enhance several of services over the next few years, including the expansion of real-time bus arrival information over the entire system, and offering more frequent service in some high-use transit corridors.

We’re also working on enhancing MetroRail service, with a goal of doubling current capacity and increasing frequency to every 15 minutes during peak hours. A larger, permanent downtown MetroRail station is also in the planning stages.

Reduced fare options – Reduced fares are always available for Single Ride, Day Passes and 31-Day Passes for qualifying riders.

Children five and under with an accompanying adult, and emergency and military personnel in uniform are welcome to ride Capital Metro at no charge.

Capital Metro offers transit savings for businesses, employees and students through its Retail Outlets MapMetroWorks employer and college pass program. Capital Metro will continue its current partnerships with The University of Texas, Austin Community College and the City of Austin to provide access to its services throughout 2015.

Where to buy – New passes are on sale now!

Buy passes at any of the following locations: