Capital Metro to make major bus route changes throughout Austin area starting June 3

Changes to Capital Metrou2019s service include increasing frequency, eliminating duplicate routes and realigning routes.

Changes to Capital Metrou2019s service include increasing frequency, eliminating duplicate routes and realigning routes.

What We Reported


Transportation is the No. 2 expense for more Austin households, according to AAA, and city leaders face the challenge of offering meaningful alternatives to driving automobiles.

The Latest


Capital Metro’s board of directors approved the agency’s 10-year service plan called Connections 2025 in November with plans to implement the majority of changes June 3. The most significant proposed change is expanding the network of high-frequency bus routes offering 15-minute service from six routes to 14.

What’s Next


Agency staffers are preparing to build 114 new bus stations and changing signage at about 2,000 of the 2,800 bus stops. Staffers are also planning to start a public outreach program in April. Riders will be alerted of changes at bus stations.

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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.