Capital Metro opens new Norwood Transit Center at Northeast Austin Walmart

From left: A worker shows Capital Metro President and CEO Randy Clarke and Travis County Commissioner Jeff Travillion the upgrades to the Norwood Transit Center. (Courtesy Capital Metro)
From left: A worker shows Capital Metro President and CEO Randy Clarke and Travis County Commissioner Jeff Travillion the upgrades to the Norwood Transit Center. (Courtesy Capital Metro)

From left: A worker shows Capital Metro President and CEO Randy Clarke and Travis County Commissioner Jeff Travillion the upgrades to the Norwood Transit Center. (Courtesy Capital Metro)

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The upgraded Norwood Transit Center reopened Nov. 26. (Courtesy Capital Metro)
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The updated center includes more shelters and shade and improved access for riders. (Courtesy Capital Metro)
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The Norwood Transit Center is located at the Walmart in Northeast Austin. (Courtesy Capital Metro)
Capital Metro has finished work on a new bus transit center at the Walmart in Northeast Austin that will offer riders a safer space for transferring buses.

The region’s transit agency took input from Walmart to reconfigure and renovate the transit center located at 1030 Norwood Park Blvd., Austin, northeast of the I-35 and US 183 interchange.

Capital Metro President and CEO Randy Clarke and Travis County Commissioner Jeff Travillion, who also sits on Capital Metro's board of directors, toured the new facility prior to its opening Nov. 26.

.@CapMetroATX investing in all parts of our community. These are pre-construction pics from the Norwood Walmart in North East ATX. Construction started in mid Sept & our new Transit Ctr opens tomorrow on budget & schedule! Appreciate BM @jefftravillion for his leadership (1/2) pic.twitter.com/qt2Q1cbXhX


— Randy Clarke (@CapMetroCEO) November 25, 2019



Features of the new transit center include additional bus bays; more shelters and seating; additional shade; digital signs showing real-time bus departure information; and a security camera, according to Capital Metro. Riders will also have improved access to walk to the center.

Construction on the center began in September, and Capital Metro anticipates costs will come in just under the $700,000 budget.


Capital Metro is planning an official ceremony for the opening of the center Dec. 2 with City Council Members Greg Casar and Natasha Harper-Madison in attendance.

2/2 New amenities include solar real time message signs, lighting, safety improvements, solar cameras, 6 new bays, ‍ maint station, shade, benches. Great team effort to improve transit to our ~1500 daily customers. We are investing in our community. #ProjectConnect pic.twitter.com/peGfYC72QY


— Randy Clarke (@CapMetroCEO) November 25, 2019

By Amy Denney
Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and then senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition and covering transportation. She is now managing editor for the nine publications in the Central Texas area.


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