Round Rock is preparing to implement a slew of changes to its public transit system based on findings from its recently updated Transit Development Plan.

In working on the plan, the city reviewed its existing transit programs and engaged in public outreach to gather input on necessary changes.

The following changes will go into effect on Jan. 9:
  • Route 152 to Tech Ridge will see increased frequency with buses running every 45 to 60 minutes between 6:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Route 150 to Howard Station will be discontinued; connections to Howard Station can still be made from Tech Ridge after taking Route 152 to Tech Ridge.
  • Route 50 to Austin Community College will no longer provide service to La Frontera due to the upcoming introduction of a mobility-on-demand service. The route will be modified to travel down Mays Street to Dell Technologies and Walmart, and a stop will be added at Texas State.
  • Route 51 East to Louis Henna and West to St. David’s will be discontinued and replaced by a mobility on demand service.
  • Route 980 to downtown Austin will remain unchanged.
The city expects to introduce its mobility-on-demand service, a same-day ride-sharing program, in early 2023. According to a release, the program will include accommodations for disabled riders and will replace the city's existing Americans with Disabilities Act paratransit service.

More information on public transit in Round Rock is available on the city's website.