Capital Metro to begin Outreach for Major Bus Network Overhaul
Board to vote in November on largest service change in agency history
AUSTIN, Texas - Capital Metro will host a series of public outreach meetings beginning Sept. 25 to introduce the Austin region to what would be the most significant transformation of its bus network in the agency's 32-year history. The proposed changes, if approved by the board of directors Nov. 15, would go into effect in June 2018.
The transit agency began preparation for this change in October 2015, when planners initiated work on the Connections 2025 Transit Plan. If approved, the proposal would bring changes to more than half of Capital Metro's 82 bus routes. The High-Frequency Network would increase from six to 14 routes, improving bus frequencies to 15-minute intervals, seven days a week. The changes would also greatly improve east-west connections.
“We're excited to present these plans to the public,” said Todd Hemingson, the agency's vice president of planning and strategic development. “We believe strongly in the new network and are looking forward to the chance to let our riders and everyone else in the Austin area know more about it.”
For more information, visit capmetro.org/june2018. Public outreach meetings will begin next week at the following dates and locations:
Monday, Sept. 25, 5:30-7 p.m.
Howson Branch Library
Served by Routes 21, 22
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 5:30-7 p.m.
Pleasant Hill Branch Library
Served by Routes 1, 201, 333, 801
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 5:30-7 p.m.
Hampton Branch Library
Served by Routes 111, 333
Thursday, Sept. 28, Noon.
Monday, Oct. 2, 5:30-7 p.m.
Gus Garcia Recreation Center
Served by Routes 10, 325
Monday, Oct. 2, Noon
Wednesday, Nov. 1, Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Capital Metro Headquarters
2910 E. 5th St.
Served by Routes 17, 300
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Mariette Hummel, 917-592-8633