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Capital Metro seeks public feedback on proposed changes to the transit system. The proposed changes follow Capital Metro's Service Guidelines and Standards, Service Plan 2020, and are designed to streamline operations, improve connections between services, and address seasonal demand.

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The proposed changes will go before the Capital Metro Board of Directors on April 23. If approved, these changes would take effect Fall 2014.

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Capital Metro will introduce Route 803, the second MetroRapid line, offering service to 34 stations along Burnet and South Lamar, connecting The Domain to Westgate Shopping Center via The University of Texas main campus and Downtown Austin. The new route will operate in transit priority lanes on Guadalupe and Lavaca between MLK, Jr. Blvd. and Cesar Chavez. MetroRapid service along Route 803 will use new 40-foot vehicles equipped with free onboard Wi-Fi, mobile ticketing scanners and signal priority technology. All stations will feature canopy coverings, bench seating and electronic displays that provide real-time arrival information.*

Route 803 will operate seven days a week. It will run weekdays from 5 a.m.to 11 p.m. every 10-12 minutes during rush hour, and every 15-20 minutes at other times. Saturday service will operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. every 20-30 minutes, and Sunday service will run from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. every 20-30 minutes.

*Real-time arrival information refreshes within 90 seconds and traffic conditions may apply.

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Route 3 would maintain the same route and stops currently offered. Service would be extended to Southpark Meadows, with a final stop at Turk and Cullen. Frequency would be adjusted from every 22-30 minutes to every 30-40 minutes, due to complementary service being introduced through the new MetroRapid Route 803.

Route 10 would also be extended to provide service to Southpark Meadows, with a final stop at Turk and Cullen. The route would no longer operate on Slaughter between Manchaca and South 1st. Route and frequency would remain the same.

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UT Shuttles

All UT Shuttles would transition from summer service to full service schedules.

Pickle Research Campus Shuttle (PRC)

The UT PRC Shuttle Route will be replaced by MetroRapid Route 803. Students, faculty and staff would be able to ride MetroRapid Route 803 Burnet/South Lamar with their UT ID. MetroRapid service would offer improved reliability, and increased frequency and days of operation to the Research Campus. MetroRapid service would be offered seven days a week, compared to the current weekday-only service offered on the PRC Shuttle. The transition of service would also increase the efficiency of transit service by reducing UT Shuttle costs. Travel time from the Research Campus to main campus would remain about the same compared to the PRC Shuttle and would be 20 percent faster than Route 3 Burnet/Manchaca. MetroRapid Route 803 will operate with signal priority technology, real-time arrival information*, multiple-door boarding, mobile ticketing, upgraded stations and free onboard Wi-Fi.

School-Related Adjustments

Select school-related trips would be reinstated on the following routes:

  • 4 Montopolis
  • 5 Woodrow/South Fifth
  • 7 Duval/Dove Springs
  • 300 Govalle
  • 325 Ohlen
  • 331 Oltorf
  • 333 William Cannon
  • E-Bus Routes 410, 411, 412
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