UPDATED: Capital Metro develops critical service schedule in response to emergency situations related to winter weather

CapMetro has canceled all regular services to focus solely on emergency transportation for Feb. 3 (Courtesy CapMetro)
CapMetro has canceled all regular services to focus solely on emergency transportation for Feb. 3 (Courtesy CapMetro)

CapMetro has canceled all regular services to focus solely on emergency transportation for Feb. 3 (Courtesy CapMetro)

Updated Feb. 3 at 7:20 p.m.

Due to the ongoing winter weather in the Austin area, for Feb.4, CapMetro has developed a critical service schedule in response to emergency situations.

It is a limited service to benefit riders who need access to grocery stores, jobs and essential services. The service will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in 30- to 60-minute periods. CapMetro's regular operating schedule will resume on Feb.5.

Visit CapMetro's service alerts page to access the full list of routes not operating Feb.4. Sign up for MetroAlerts to receive important updates and information.

Posted Feb. 2 at 6:18 p.m.



CapMetro suspended regular transportation services to focus solely on emergency transit on Feb. 3 due to the winter weather watch in the Austin area.

Austin/Travis County Emergency Operations Center and CapMetro staff have been monitoring and preparing for freezing temperatures expected to begin later in the evening Feb. 2, which can result in dangerous road conditions.

Feb. 3 marks the second time in CapMetro’s history for complete service suspension. The first time was for last year’s Winter Storm Uri, which lasted for a few days.

CapMetro will supply lifesaving trips to warming shelters, dialysis facilities and other emergency services.

The service suspension on Feb. 3 will also include rail service.

By Zacharia Washington

Reporter, Austin Metro

Zacharia joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2022 after a year spent working on a community engagement project at the Texas Observer. In Austin Metro, she covers higher education, health, transportation, business and local government. Prior to CI, Zacharia graduated from Huston-Tillotson University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication with a concentration in journalism. Zacharia has a passion for journalism, service and the community, and she's honored to work at a place with the same values as her own.