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Capital Metro is seeking public feedback on proposed changes to the transit system that, if approved, would take effect January 13, 2013. Customer input helps Capital Metro fine-tune the proposal and ultimately improve service. 

Capital Metro is delivering on its promise to its customers and taxpayers to provide effective services that meet the Austin area’s transportation needs:

    • The proposed changes are in accordance with Capital Metro's Service Guidelines and Standards
    • The proposed changes will improve customer access and service coverage while increasing the efficiency of the system.
    • Capital Metro is working hard to respond to Central Texans’ desire and demand for more transportation choices and alternatives to driving alone. 

To learn more about the service change process, check out this informative video.

To learn more about the proposed service change visit our service change page.

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The proposed route realignments and extensions will improve efficiency and increase ridership. 

Extend routes to increase coverage via Westgate to Slaughter, and via Stassney to Montopolis (improving access to ACC Riverside) Pair routes to improve efficiency Improve route connections at Westgate Improve system connectivity in South Austin

5 Woodrow/South Fifth Extend route to Monterey Oaks (replacing portion of Route 311). This extension will serve the Social Security Administration office west of Mopac. 238 Westgate New feeder route from Westgate Mall to Slaughter (replacing portion of Route 338). Capital Metro is proposing the extension to Slaughter to meet customer requests for service. Frequency on the 238 is proposed to be every 40 minutes. 311 Stassney Extend route to ACC Riverside and shorten to Westgate. This route will be paired with Route 338 at Westgate Mall to improve operational efficiency, providing a one-seat ride between destinations along both routes. With this change, 311 will provide Dove Springs a direct link to ACC Riverside and connections with bus routes 4, 20, 100, 271, 331, and 350.  Ultimately, this change will result in fewer transfers for riders, saving passengers’ time.  338 Lamar/45th Shorten route to Westgate Mall. This route will be paired with Route 311 to improve operational efficiency, providing a one-seat ride between destinations along both routes and increasing the connectivity to other routes in the transit system. For more information, visit our service change page.

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Several routes will be reversed at Northcross to improve customer access and improve bus stop and route accessibility around the development. Route 19 will also be realigned to Burnet from Rockwood to improve customer access. Route 3 will also be realigned to Burnet in the southbound direction to improve customer access.

  3 Burnet/Manchaca Eliminate loop around Northcross development, southbound buses only. 5 Woodrow/South Fifth 323 Anderson 325 Ohlen Reverse routing around Northcross development (clockwise instead of counterclockwise) 19 Bull Creek Reverse routing around Northcross development and realign to Steck and Burnet. Eliminate service to Rockwood. For more information, visit our service change page.

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Changes are proposed to improve access to major destinations, improve route directness, travel time and efficiency.

  20 Manor/Riverside Shorten route to Ed Bluestein. Changes to the 37 are proposed to increase overall access to LBJ High School, and Route 20 will be shortened to minimize duplication of service.    37 Colony Park/Windsor Park Realign route to Springdale, Pecan Brook and Crystalbrook Dr. to provide direct access to H-E-B and LBJ High School. Eliminate Colony Park deviation due to low ridership. Riders who currently catch the bus on Colony Park or Colony Loop will be able to catch the bus on Loyola. For more information, visit our service change page.

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151 Allandale 161 Delwood Eliminate low ridership route segments. Routes 151 and 161, which primarily serve seniors and passengers with mobility challenges, can deviate from their regular routes upon request to make stops at nearby shopping and medical destinations. Requests for these route deviations has been very low, and when they have been requested, the buses cannot meet their scheduled timetable. Therefore Capital Metro proposes to eliminate these extra, limited-service-upon-request stops. For more information, visit our service change page.

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18 MLK/Enfield Reduce weekday morning frequency from 24 to 30 minutes. 325 Ohlen Improve weekday peak frequency from 30 to 24 minutes. 

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228 BurlesonExtend route to provide direct access to new Central Texas Veteran's Administration Clinic and eliminate the Smith School Rd segment due to low ridership.  For more information, visit our service change page.

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466 Kramer ConnectorExtend route to provide direct access to the Domain and make minor schedule adjustments to coordinate with Kramer Station MetroRail arrivals/departures.  For more information, visit our service change page.

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