Cap Metro Changes Bus Routes, Hikes Fares

A few bus route changes and new rates take effect

Routes

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.

Fares

These new rates took effect Jan. 18.

Single-Ride/Day PassesNewIncrease
Bus single-ride adult$1.0033%
Bus ride reduced (student, military)$0.5043%
Bus day pass$2.0033%
Express bus single-ride adult$2.5067%
Express ride reduced$1.2567%
Express day pass$5.0067%
MetroAccess single-ride$1.2071%
Seniors, disabled, Medicare holdersFree*0%
Multiride Passes
Bus – 31-day$2856%
Bus – 31-day reduced$1456%
Bus – seven-day$814%
Express 31-day$6375%
Express 31-day reduced$31.5075%
Stored-value card ($15 value)$120%
MetroAccess – monthly$3556%
MetroAccess – 10-ride$1271%
RideShare – in service area$6033%

*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.

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