Thanks a Billion!
CapMetro reached a huge milestone in January: 1 billion rides!
Our mission is to connect people and communities to jobs and opportunities, and CapMetro has been transforming Central Texas lives for the past 35 years. We look forward to the next billion!
Cleaner Air for Our Tomorrow
Our first electric buses rolled out in January with artwork created by kids from Campbell Elementary.
Our 1 billion customers have saved more than 445,000 tons of greenhouse gases that would’ve been in the air if they’d driven alone. As more people choose CapMetro, cleaner air will be the result!
Ridership Keeps Climbing!
As of February, ridership has increased for 16 straight months. In addition to our new bus network, customers are also responding positively to:
- 125 additional bus shelters
- Improved Next Departure estimates
- 110 new digital information signs at MetroRapid stations & transit centers
- 3,000 feet of sidewalk improvements
- New solar-powered lighting at stop & stations
Add It Up
There’s so much happening with transportation in Central Texas! Get a load of this:
- Launched Pickup in Leander & kept adding ridership to other Pickup zones
- Recognized with Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for our 2019 annual financial report
- Lauded by World Safety Organization with the 2019 Concerned Corporation Award
- Earned two awards for improvements to real-time data
- Named a Gold Level Partner and received the Mayor’s Healthiest Workplace Award
- Received national safety award from American Public Transportation Association
The Community’s Plan
Project Connect will transform the region’s transportation system. But for it to work, we need your help. That’s why we’ve gone out to talk to the community to see what you want from Project Connect. So far:
- 34,838 people participated!
- 543 meetings hosted and/or attended
- Received 5,154 visits to our virtual open houses
- Collected 2,489 comments from those visits
You can follow along with Project Connect’s outreach through our Engagement Dashboards online.