FY2022: Discubre Lo Que Hemos Planeado

Las noticias no han parado durante el año pasado, con la pandemia, la aprobación del votante de Project Connect, la tormenta invernal, la primera temporada de Austin FC y así sucesivamente. Es difícil adivinar lo que podría suceder a continuación.

Lo bueno es que no tiene que adivinar. Vea nuestra reunión virtual del presupuesto de CapMetro para el año fiscal 2022 y vea lo que tenemos planeado.

Únase con nuestros equipos de financiamiento y participación comunitaria para aprender más.

Qué: Reunión virtual del presupuestario de CapMetro
Dónde: Facebook Live
Cuándo: viernes 27 de agosto al mediodía
Por qué: Queremos escuchar sus comentarios y preguntas sobre el presupuesto del próximo año.

***ACTUALIZCIÓN de 30 de AGOSTO***

Vea nuestra presentación del presupuesto de CapMetro para el año fiscal 2022 en esta grabación del Facebook Live.

FY2022: Find Out What We’ve Got Planned

A lot has been happening for CapMetro in the past year, what with the pandemic, voter approval of Project Connect, the winter storm, Austin FC’s first season and on and on. It’s hard to guess what might happen next.


The good thing is that you don’t have to guess. Check out our virtual open house about Capital Metro’s budget for Fiscal Year 2022 and see what we’ve got planned.


Join our Finance and Community Engagement teams on August 27 to learn more.

What: CapMetro’s 2022 Budget Virtual Meeting
Where: Facebook Live
When: Friday, August 27 at noon
Why: We want to hear your feedback and questions on next year’s budget.

***UPDATE on AUGUST 30***

Check out our 30-minute FY2022 budget presentation with this recording of the Facebook Live.

2021 Austin Pride Bus Design – Can’t Hide Our Pride

We are sad to share the the 2021 Austin Pride Parade was postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19. However, we still want to commemorate the occasion by revealing our colorful Pride Bus, which would have rolled on down Congress Avenue in the parade. CapMetro opened submissions to our community on Instagram for the Pride bus design theme and our marketing team was especially inspired by the entry “Bus-ting with Pride,” submitted by Tyler Ryan.

The final design is, in fact, busting with pride! The bus is covered in an explosion of rainbows, flowers, and unicorns alongside the message “Can’t Hide Our Pride.” The bus is absolutely magical in the daylight, but just wait until you see it at night! For the parade, our team carefully shaped LED lights around details of the vinyl wrap, which enhance the visual impact of our overwhelming pride.

Although the bus won’t make a parade appearance this year, the bus will operate in regular service until the end of September. If you see the Pride Bus out and about, snap a photo and be sure to tag us @capmetroatx! We also planned a little photo shoot to capture the bus in all its glory and invited contest winner Tyler Ryan and his friend Jake Rodriguez to see the completed design in person.

Capital Metro is proud to support and empower the LGBTQ+ community in and around Austin, all year-round. We wish you a happy, safe Pride Month and look forward to creating next year’s Pride bus design!

See the Pride Bus Design in Action

Theme contest winner Tyler Ryan posing with the Pride Bus
Tyler Ryan and Jake Rodriguez showing off their pride

Back to School Safety with CapMetro

With school back in session, it’s a great time to brush up on your knowledge of both rider and traffic safety. Whether you’re traveling using CapMetro, behind the wheel of your car, riding a bike or scooter, or commuting as a pedestrian, the number one key to safety is awareness.

To help you move around Austin safely and effectively, here are some traffic safety guidelines to keep in mind on the go.

Back to School Safety

  • Drive with extra caution near school campuses.
  • Watch out for students walking to & from bus stops.
  • Avoid distractions during your commute.
  • Everyone riding CapMetro is required wear a mask (including kids!).

Safety Tips for Riding CapMetro

  • Always use traffic lights and crosswalks, and obey all warning signals and railroad crossing gates.
  • When boarding and exiting, watch your step and do not cross in front of the vehicle.
  • Please stay back at least three feet from the curb and station platform edge while waiting for the bus or train
  • Standing while riding is permitted except on MetroAccess vehicles. Look for a pole or a strap to hold for safety
  • Sitting or standing in the doorway or the stairwell is never allowed.
  • If you need to remove your bike from the rack at the front of the bus, alert the operator as you exit.
  • Face masks are required while riding and waiting to ride. If you are feeling ill, please wait to ride until you are feeling If you see something, say something. Report suspicious activity using the CapMetro App or this webform. When riding MetroRail, use the intercom to reach the train engineer. Report emergencies or suspicious activity to any bus operator, uniformed personnel or call 911.

MetroRail Rider, Driver and Pedestrian Safety

  • Stand behind the white line on the platform while waiting for the train.
  • Stay clear of the tracks. If you are standing on or near the tracks, you may not see, hear or feel the vibration of an approaching train.
  • Photos on tracks can be deadly. Don’t risk your life for a selfie.
  • MetroRail trains are faster and quieter than freight trains and not required to blow horns in designated quiet zones.
  • Cross tracks only at designated crossings and never cross tracks when the gates are down or lowering.
  • Do not try to beat the train to a crossing when driving. Stop at least 15 feet from rail crossings.
  • Never stop on the tracks.
  • Capital Metro has a zero-tolerance policy for trespassing within the railroad right-of-way.

Traffic Safety for Drivers

  • Stay alert and on the lookout for pedestrians, people riding bikes or scooters, and CapMetro vehicles.
  • Please slow down and obey speed limits, respect traffic signs, and avoid distractions.
  • Stay alert for buses as they stop for passenger boarding.
  • When you approach railroads, be cautious. Stop, look both ways and listen for a train before crossing. Respect flashing red lights, do not drive around the lowered bar and never stop on the tracks.

Bike and Scooter Safety

  • Ride with the flow of traffic, to the right in the same direction as other vehicles.
  • Obey traffic laws; a bicycle is a vehicle and you’re a driver!
  • Stay alert for both vehicles and pedestrians as you ride. Avoid using headphones in both ears as to not block out potentially important sounds like horns, railroad crossing bells, etc.
  • Plan your trip before you begin your ride and come to a stop in a safe location before checking your phone.
  • You know not to drink and drive, but don’t drink and ride either. The same laws apply to cycling while intoxicated, so find a safe ride home that doesn’t involve you behind the wheel or the handlebars.
  • If you’re renting a bike or scooter, be sure to park it in a dock or safe place out of the way for other drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Motorized bikes and scooters are not permitted on city trails.
  • Wear brightly colored clothing and especially light colors at night.

Pedestrian Safety

  • Stay alert and pause your music or podcast while traveling through busy areas to ensure you can hear warning signals from nearby drivers.
  • Obey the traffic signs and watch for vehicles.
  • Use crosswalks and do not walk along railroad tracks.

While these following these tips is sure to keep you safe as you travel, you can find even more safety information over on our website. Here’s to a safe school year, in the classroom and on the road!

P.S. Don’t forget that students K-12 ride free, UT students ride free with a valid UT student ID and ACC students ride free with a green pass!