Cap Metro Changes Bus Routes, Hikes Fares
A few bus route changes and new rates take effect
New fixed-route schedule adjustments went into effect Jan. 17 – most were minor, but a few decreased service to save Capital Metro money.
· One route was added: 271, serving the Del Valle area.
· One route was eliminated: 202 (Battle Bend), due to low performance (less than 10 passengers per hour on weekdays). Cap Metro says on a typical day, 202 served only 31 passengers.
· Route 1 (North Lamar/South Congress) increased service slightly.
· Routes 3 (Burnet/Manchaca) and 10 (South First/Red River) decreased 5-6am service from 20 minutes to 30.
· Route 300 (Govalle) decreased 5-6am service from 25 minutes to 30.
· Three University of Texas shuttle routes (Forty Acres, East Campus, and West Campus) decreased service slightly on Fridays, when ridership drops off by about 30%.
· Two UT routes (Cameron Road and Wickersham Lane) cut service by about half.
These new rates took effect Jan. 18.
|Bus single-ride adult||$1.00||33%|
|Bus ride reduced (student, military)||$0.50||43%|
|Bus day pass||$2.00||33%|
|Express bus single-ride adult||$2.50||67%|
|Express ride reduced||$1.25||67%|
|Express day pass||$5.00||67%|
|Seniors, disabled, Medicare holders||Free*||0%|
|Bus – 31-day||$28||56%|
|Bus – 31-day reduced||$14||56%|
|Bus – seven-day||$8||14%|
|Express 31-day reduced||$31.50||75%|
|Stored-value card ($15 value)||$12||0%|
|MetroAccess – monthly||$35||56%|
|MetroAccess – 10-ride||$12||71%|
|RideShare – in service area||$60||33%|
*To receive the free fares, riders must have a valid Capital Metro-issued ID, which is valid for two years and costs $5. Seniors are defined as persons 65 and older.