After health officials in Austin and Travis County announced the community’s move to Stage 2 under COVID-19 risk guidelines, Capital Metro opened most of its buses, trains and other public transportation vehicles to full capacity. Previously, the public transportation agency had been allowing only limited capacity in its vehicles as a protection measure against the virus.
The exception is MetroAccess vehicles, a service Capital Metro operates for individuals whose disabilities prevent them from riding the agency’s other bus and rail vehicles.
Masks are still required for all customers and staff on all Capital Metro vehicles, according to a news release from the agency. Operators have masks available for anyone who forgets.
Earlier this month, Capital Metro announced that its Red Line MetroRail service would resume running on Saturdays beginning May 29. As Major League Soccer club Austin FC prepares for its first home match June 19, the public transit agency said it will also increase frequency on three bus routes that run near Austin FC’s Q2 Stadium in North Austin.