Here's a sampling of the proposed Capital Metro bus route updates potentially coming to Southwest Austin






Approved Feb. 27, Capital Metro’s service plan aims to bring more residents within walking distance of frequent bus service but also raises the issue of accessibility. The transit agency will now coordinate a more comprehensive public outreach process as well as a second vote to approve any late changes to the routes.

Connections 2025 Updated bus routes in Southwest Austin are part of the proposed Connections 2025 plan brought forth by Capital Metro and approved Feb. 27.[/caption]







#4: Route 238—Westgate Boulevard

  • The route will be expanded to the north to serve the proposed Westgate Transit Center and will operate east along Slaughter Lane to Vertex Boulevard and Thaxton Road where it will terminate at Panadero Drive, Alum Rock Drive and Thaxton Road.

  • Service type: local, every 30 minutes Weekday service: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. (proposed), 4:50 a.m.-11:40 p.m. (existing)

  • Weekend service: Sat. 6 a.m.-11 p.m. (proposed), 5:08 a.m.-11 p.m. (existing); Sun. 6 a.m.-11 p.m. (proposed), 7:08 a.m.-9:20 p.m. (existing)


#5: Route 311—Stassney Lane

  • The route’s western terminus will be extended north to the Westgate Transit Center with improved frequency.

  • Service type: frequent local, every 15 minutes

  • Weekday service: 5 a.m.-midnight (proposed), 5:16 a.m.-11:37 p.m. (existing)

  • Weekend service: Sat. 6 a.m.-11 p.m. (proposed), 6:05 a.m.-10:50 p.m. (existing); Sun., 6 a.m.-11 p.m. (proposed), 7 a.m.-10:04 p.m. (existing)


#6: Route 333—William Cannon Drive

  • The route will now terminate in the west at the Arbor Trails Shopping Center. West of the shopping center, a mobility innovation zone, or area where solutions are being sought to resolve transit issues, is proposed to cover existing Route 333 ridership. Service to the Onion Creek area will be discontinued. Alternate service to the Austin Community College Pinnacle campus will be available on the new Route 315—Ben White Boulevard route.

  • Service type: frequent local, every 15 minutes

  • Weekday service: 5 a.m.-11 p.m. (proposed), 5:05 a.m.-10:55 p.m. (existing)

  • Weekend service: Sat. 6 a.m.-11 p.m. (proposed), 6 a.m.-9:11 p.m. (existing); Sun. 6 a.m.-11 p.m. (proposed), 6:20 a.m.-9:25 p.m. (existing)


#7 Route 803—Burnet Road/South Lamar Boulevard

  • The route’s southern terminus has been extended to travel south on Manchaca Road and will terminate at Slaughter Lane and Manchaca.

  • Service type: MetroRapid, every 10-15 minutes

  • Weekday service: 24 hours (proposed); 5 a.m.-11:40 p.m. (existing)

  • Weekend service: Sat. 24 hours (proposed), 6-12:30 a.m. (existing); Sun. 24 hours (proposed), 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (existing)







 











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By Olivia Lueckemeyer

Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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