Fast Facts

Capital Metro connects people, jobs and communities by providing quality transportation choices to Central Texas. Created in accordance with Chapter 451 of the Texas Transportation Code, Capital Metro was established by a voter referendum on Jan. 19, 1985. The agency is funded in part by a 1 percent sales tax levied by its service area members.

  • Performance Dashboard

    Capital Metro is committed to optimizing its services and performance. See how we measure up .

    • MetroBus
    • MetroExpress
    • MetroRapid
    • MetroRail
    • Night Owl
    • E-Bus
    • University of Texas Shuttles
    • MetroAccess
    • MetroRideShare
    • Freight rail
    • Bus routes: 81
    • High-Frequency routes: 14 (2 MetroRapid & 12 Local)
    • MetroBuses: 368
    • MetroRapid vehicles: 55
    • Trains: 10 diesel electric
    • Vanpools: 243
    • Paratransit vehicles: 117
    • Bus stops: 2,500
    • Park & Rides/transit centers: 17
    • Commuter rail: 9 stations along 32 miles of track between Leander and downtown Austin
    • Freight rail: 162 miles between Giddings and Llano
    • MetroRapid: 43 stations along the Route 801 North Lamar/South Congress corridor, 46 stations along Route 803 from The Domain to Westgate

    For more information on Capital Metro facilities and Industry best practices, see Transit Design Guide: Standards and Best Practices (PDF)

    • Service Area: 544 sq. miles
    • Population served: 1,267,386
    • Single Ride fare: Local $1.25 (Local, UT Shuttles and MetroRapid), Commuter $3.50 (MetroRail and MetroExpress)
    • Weekday boardings: 96,800
    • Annual boardings: 30 million
    • Operating budget: $250 million 
    • Capital budget: $151.5 million  
  • Leadership