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Thank you for participating in our service change forum! To learn more about what service changes are and how they are developed, please check out our quick video.

The proposed changes are in accordance with Capital Metro’s Service Guidelines & Standards and are based on recommendations from Service Plan 2020, our 10 year plan for improving bus service.

The proposed changes will improve bus and rail service while increasing the efficiency of the system. The changes should result in increased ridership on rail and bus without an increase in costs. 

More people are choosing to use MetroBus on the weekends, and Capital Metro is responding by increasing service on our busiest route.

More central Texans are also deciding to take advantage of Capital Metro Rail service during peak commuting times – so much so that many rush hour trips are standing room only!  Capital Metro is responding to this increased demand by making schedule changes to provide additional rush hour trips in both the morning and afternoon.  These additional trips are made possible through schedule efficiencies, and are not projected to increase operating costs.  We expect that this change will make MetroRail even more convenient and continue to increase ridership.

Proposed changes will have no impact on the service area for MetroAccess

Click through the pages below and let us know what you think!

More information on the proposal and other ways to make your voice heard can be found on our service change page.

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Reduce University of Texas Shuttle service to Summer Weekday levels. In addition, minor schedule adjustments to the following routes: 651 CR CAMERON ROAD AND 684 CR/RRCAMERON ROAD/RED RIVER - Realign route to Mueller development. Eliminate service to Clayton, Sheridan and Reinli. 652 PRC PICKLE RESEARCH CAMPUS - Minor schedule adjustment to improve reliability.

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Ridership on early morning weekend trips is low, and the resources are needed for other areas where ridership is higher, i.e. 1L/M on Saturdays. Proposal is to reduce early morning frequency on Saturday and Sunday. Service would operate at every 60 minutes before 8am (currently every 40 minutes). The resources saved will be invested in increased Saturday service for route 1L/M

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Eliminate weekday deviation into ML King Station, impacting less than 10 customers.  Stops would be added at MLK and Alexander (500 feet from ML King Station).

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Topic: Introduction

Thank you for participating in our service change forum! To learn more about what service changes are and how they are developed, please check out our quick video. The proposed changes are in accordance with Capital Metro’s Service Guidelines & Standards and are based on recommendations from Service Plan 2020, our 10 year plan for improving bus service. The proposed changes will improve bus and rail service while increasing the efficiency of the system. The changes should result in increased ridership on rail and bus without an increase in costs.  More people are choosing to use MetroBus on the weekends, and Capital Metro is responding by increasing service on our busiest route. More central Texans are also deciding to take advantage of Capital Metro Rail service during peak commuting times – so much so that many rush hour trips are standing room only!  Capital Metro is responding to this increased demand by making schedule changes to provide additional rush hour trips in both the morning and afternoon.  These additional trips are made possible through schedule efficiencies, and are not projected to increase operating costs.  We expect that this change will make MetroRail even more convenient and continue to increase ridership. Proposed changes will have no impact on the service area for MetroAccess Click through the pages below and let us know what you think! More information on the proposal and other ways to make your voice heard can be found on our service change page.

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Proposal is to formalize current detour in North Central Austin: Northbound: from Duval St.; East on Bruning Ave; to Airport Blvd, which is now safer operationally than previous alignments. 

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Eliminate select weekday trips (6:10am and 7:20pm) due to low ridership, impacting less than 5 customers.

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More people are choosing to use MetroBus on the weekends, and Capital Metro is responding by increasing service on our busiest route, 1L/1M. The proposal is to improve Saturday frequency from 16-20 minutes to 13-18 minutes to address overcrowding and make the service more convenient. Capital Metro is able to afford this service increase by reducing service on other routes that have lower ridership, i.e. Routes 5 and 935.

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Eliminate 3 weekday trips serving the Day Labor facility at IH-35 Frontage/51st St, impacting less than 2 customers. Alternate service would remain with Route 37 Colony Park/Windsor Park, 320 St Johns, and select trips on Route 10 Red River/South First. Resources redirected to serve passengers on 1L/1M on Saturdays 

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Consolidate/eliminate select weekday trips due to low ridership.  Minor schedule adjustments to account for changes.  Resources redirected to serve passengers on 1L/1M on Saturdays (1 Weekday Service Hour is equivalent to 5 Weekend Service Hours).

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Topic: MetroRail
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More central Texans are deciding to take advantage of Capital Metro Rail service during peak commuting times – so much so that many rush hour trips are standing room only!  Capital Metro is responding to this increased demand by making schedule changes to provide additional rush hour trips in both the morning and afternoon.  These additional trips are made possible through schedule efficiencies, and are not projected to increase operating costs.   We expect that this change will make MetroRail even more convenient and continue to increase ridership. Recent improvements in speed of operation has allowed an ability to add two additional Morning and Afternoon trips within approximately the same overall cost of service.   Compare the current and proposed MetroRail schedules on our service change page.

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