Bus 101: WaBuCy Zilker Outreach

Last week, our Capital Metro folks went to hang out with members of the Zilker neighborhood group called WaBuCy (Walk Bus Cycle) for a Social Bus Outing. The group started at Irie Bean where they met with our community involvement manager, John-Michael, who gave all the in’s-and-out’s of bus transit and some cool CapMetro goodies!

WaBuCy is a neighborhood group dedicated to increasing bike, pedestrian, bus travel and reducing auto traffic in the Zilker area. They are some great folks and we really enjoyed hangin’ out last Saturday.

After they all learned about fares, routes, bus safety and became transit-pros, they tackled the #3 Burnet/Manchaca bus, taking them to the Sustainable Food Center’s Downtown Farmer’s Market!

We had a great turn-out of both experienced and novice transit riding WaBuCy folks and were even featured on the KXAN news!

Photos courtesy of Rene Renteria Photography

Manor Park & Ride Grand Opening this week

Manor Park & Ride MapWe’re cutting the ribbon – literally – on another major milestone with the grand opening of the new Manor Park & Ride. Come on out to the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, and help us celebrate this fabulous new facility.

Amid the backdrop of the storied Manor water tower (of Leonardo DiCaprio fame in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape), the new park & ride provides parking for 68 cars and 4 bicycles and includes two pedestrian shelters for the #990.

As an appreciation to our customers, we’ll be at the new facility starting bright and early on the 15th from 5:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. to greet passengers and hand out light refreshments and other goodies.

The 9:30 a.m. ceremony will include Capital Metro board members, President Watson, Elgin Mayor Mark Holm and Manor Mayor Jeff Turner, in addition to Manor and Elgin community members and riders.