Summer Adjustments to Capital Metro Service Starts Sunday
School-related route changes go into effect until August
Changes are coming to some Capital Metro services beginning Sunday, June 4.
The service changes are designed to address school and university calendars, and make other minor route adjustments. Capital Metro invites public feedback year-round about its services, and makes modifications three times a year.
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. 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).
As is customary every June, UT Shuttle, E-Bus service and select trips on Local routes will transition to summer service levels. Trips will return to school-session schedules in August.
All UT Shuttles will transition from full service to summer schedules based on university calendars.
E-Bus service will be suspended during the summer session.
Select school-related weekday trips will be suspended during the summer on the following routes:
- 4 Montopolis
- 5 Woodrow/South 5th
- 7 Duval/Dove Springs
- 20 Manor/Riverside
- 300 Govalle
- 331 Oltorf
- 333 William Cannon
Pickup Service in Northeast Austin
Capital Metro will launch a free ride-hailing bus service called Pickup beginning June 6. The service zone ranges from the intersection of Manor Rd. and Airport Blvd. to the I-35 access road north of Rutherford Ln. The service will be available three days a week: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. It will be available free of charge for a limited time during the initial pilot phase.
To access the service, riders need to download the app from their app store (both iOS and Android), register for an account and request a trip from their pickup point at a time they want and to a destination of their choosing. Riders without access to the smartphone app can call 512-369-6200.
The Pickup app was developed in partnership with Via, which operates on-demand ridesharing platforms in New York City, Chicago and Washington, D.C., and licenses its technology to transportation providers globally.
For more information on the service changes, visit capmetro.org/June2017.
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Mariette Hummel, 917-592-8633