Capital Metro Seeking Feedback on Proposed June 2017 Service Changes

 

AUSTIN, Texas (March 1, 2017) - Capital Metro will host public engagement events to collect feedback regarding proposed service changes designed to improve the overall customer experience and adjust for summer school schedules.

These changes, if approved by the board of directors, will take effect June 4. Before going to the board, Capital Metro will give the community opportunities to provide feedback on the proposed service changes.

Those opportunities include:

Online Webinars
March 6
Noon and 6 p.m.
Registration details at capmetro.org/June2017

Public Meeting
March 10
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Gregory Gymnasium on the University of Texas campus
2101 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712
Served by all UT Shuttle routes and Routes 7, 10, 20 and 37.

Public Hearing
Wednesday, March 15
Noon-12:30 p.m.
Capital Metro Headquarters (Board Room)
2910 E. 5th Street,
Austin, TX 78702
Served by Routes 17 and 300.

Online
Email: Feedback@capmetro.org
Twitter: @CapMetroATX

Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications are provided upon request. Please provide notice at least two days in advance. Contact Martin Kareithi at 512-389-7583 or email martin.kareithi@capmetro.org for more information or to request informational materials in another format.

Proposed Service Changes

Route Adjustments Near the UT Campus

Bus routes running along 21st Street and Red River Street were previously altered due to the transformation of Speedway into a pedestrian mall on the University of Texas campus and the re-routing of Red River Street near the new Dell Medical School.

Those detours, which have been in effect for more than a year, will be made permanent if this service change is approved. Bus routes that would be affected include: 18 MLK, 412 E-Bus, 640 40 Acres, 642 West Campus and 663 Lake Austin (21st Street) and 10 Red River, 20 Manor, 37 Colony Park, 100 MetroAirport, 670 Colony Park, 671 North Riverside and 672 Lakeshore (Red River).

Minor Schedule Adjustments

In an effort to continue improving overall system performance, select routes may receive minor adjustments to their schedules to improve reliability and on-time performance. Schedule adjustments would be determined by public feedback received during March, and also route performance and staff recommendations.

School-Related Adjustments

As is customary every June, UT Shuttle, E-Bus service and select trips on Local routes would transition to summer service levels. Trips would return to school-session schedules in August.

UT Shuttles

All UT Shuttles would transition from full service to summer schedules based on university calendars.

E-Bus Service

E-Bus service would be suspended during the summer session.

Local Routes

Select school-related weekday trips will be suspended during the summer on the following routes:

  • 4 Montopolis
  • 5 Woodrow/South Fifth
  • 7 Duval/Dove Springs
  • 20 Manor/Riverside
  • 300 Govalle
  • 331 Oltorf
  • 333 William Cannon

For more information on the proposal details, visit capmetro.org/June2017.

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Mariette Hummel, 917-592-8633,  mariette.hummel@capmetro.org