Currently, there is no rapid bus stop between Tech Ridge and Chinatown Station. I would like to see a rapid stop at Parmer Lane & Lamar Blvd to help split up this long gap. It would be nice to have the Lamar Feeder bus (275) timed better with Rapid 801. Currently, it is usually a 12+ minute wait when I get off the 275 and the next 801 comes by at Chinatown station. This can be helped if you add a rapid bus stop at Parmer Lane & Lamar Blvd.
run a route from acc in oak hill up 1826 to slaughter then down slaughter to ih35 so connections to 238, 3, 10, 201 , & 801 would be possible & would correct the issue with acc in oak hill
Make stored value cards re loadable so you don't have to buy a new card every time which would save time.
The 111 commuter serves SW Austin, but only runs a couple of trips for commuters. Since the stops are all in place, this route could be used to provide evening service for residents to travel downtown for dinner/shows etc.
SW Austin is VERY underserved by Cap Metro. The #333 is cross town only. Getting from the Slaughter/Escarpment area to downtown is a minimum on 60-90 mins on Cap Metro.
We should be able to buy passes online and be able to "recharge the money" in that account like a Starbucks Card.
Advertise this site so people know where to go with ideas on better public transportation
Give people change back when paying for bus fare so people don't have to waist time looking for change. This sometimes holds up the bus this is a small change that could add up along with not charging extra for express service have the local fare work on all services like Sam Antonio. Do yall want risers or not
There is a decent sized piece of land available next to Govalle Park in East Austin (Airport and Bolm Rd). This is also next to railroad track that, I think, meets up with the current metro rail track. The city should buy the land by Govalle Park and build a metro station that would connect that entire area to the MLK station and downtown destinations. This could be potentially paid for by allowing development of the land around the park and new rail station similar to the current Plaza Saltillo project.
Would like bus service on Friday and Saturday evening leaving from and returning to Oak Hill.
This would prompt my wife and I to spend more time/money downtown on the weekend instead of staying at home.
There aren't any transfer options in Round Rock or Georgetown. Both towns happen to be experiencing traffic that will only grow worse. Therefore, I'm proposing an express route, named 905 or 955, to run through both of these towns. The route would follow 935/985 to Trinity Midblock, to I-35 (exit/entrance 235A) and then get off at exit/entrance 252A and follow McNeil Road, turning right onto Deep Wood Drive and then turning right onto RM 620 back to I-35 and BL-35L (Mays Street). It would follow Mays Street until reaching Old Settlers Boulevard, then it would get back on I-35 (entrance 256, exit 254) and follow it to SH 29 (University Avenue; exit/entrance 261). Following University Avenue east, the route would take a left onto Austin Avenue and then loop between 9th Street, 10th Street, and an existing CARTS park-and-ride.
As a new Austin resident who also happens to be a student, I have found it quite difficult to make my way around downtown Austin to the various college campuses to which I must travel due to the fact that individual bus stops are not announced. Even with such useful apps like Maps and Dadnab, knowing exactly when to press the stop request is not always obvious for me, particularly as someone who is not very skilled in telling directions and who recently lived in a major city where every stop was clearly announced on public transit. I would greatly appreciate it if this auditory service would be implemented on at least the major bus routes in order to benefit those, like me, who are new to the city. Also, I feel that this service is quite essential in order for Capital Metro to adequately comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
If upper management salaries were cut the opportunity would then arise to add much needed service like service to Buda. Why does this keep being overlooked quit just catering to the rich in Leander and Lago vista. Secondly it would allow you to lower the fares to what they were in 2014. The goal is to try to re leave traffic congestion not create more traffic.
There are no public transit options are available for workers in West Austin, but there are an ever-growing larger number of office buildings and homes along 360. Traffic along 360 is horrendous during rush hour and only growing worse. There's no chance of reducing the number of cars, since there are no transportation alternatives.
I understand there's some concern about buses stopping on the side of 360, but I think an easy workaround could be done out of using smaller cross-streets or even next to a few shopping centers.
It'd be great to have routes extending along 360 from north-central Austin (Northcross) or downtown, but even a transfer option would be better than nothing.
It's bad enough that last august route 3's frequency went to crap and now this August y'all want to decrease it again (the service change brochure said slight changes but the wait at some points is up to 10 minutes longer). Why are the busiest routes always the most infrequent? Wake up the 3 AND 803 DO NOT FULLY MEET UP WITH EACH OTHER which is pretty plain to see put 3 frequency back to what it was originally.
The ticket validators need to be fixed because when I used the one at the downtown station it took the ticket and didn't give it back and is it too much to ask for reduced passes to be made available at the T.V.M.'s because there are some people who qualify for reduced fare who shouldn't have to pay 7$ for a day pass when they get half off. Also if the ticket validator machines don't work either fix them or get rid of them because fares are sometimes checked on the train and that is redundant.
Add Urban Cable connecting downtown and campus to AUS and other attractions and shopping districts.
Currently route 17 runs great during the day Mon-Fri but on weekends and evenings it goes to crap a 15 minute wait during the day can become a more than an hour wait during the evenings. Many people ride the seventeen (as do I from time to time) and people would largely benefit from this being a high frequency route. Routes 21 and 22 do not come very frequently from what i can see and it would benefit many transit users for these routes to become part of the frequent routes network.
It would be easy to extend the 801 south to Buda to increase ridership. Also consider installing an express bus that goes from Buda to downtown as well. Why does Lago Vista have bus service when Buda doesn't? The Buda/Kyle area is growing rapidly and and many people would benefit from these changes.
It just makes sense to have a driver/operator on the Board because who knows Austin and area streets and transit customers better. There are a number of operators who are military veterans with backgrounds in strategic, tactical planning.
Double Track the Red Line to allow more frequent trains and possibly more hours of operation.
Why are buses allowed to leave earlier from stops than when they're supposed to depart? This doesn't make any sense. Twice now i have missed the 3 bus because it was 5 minutes early. In the afternoon the 3 is supposed to leave Manchaca/Stasseny at 4:25 but twice I've missed it because it's came at 4:20 or 4:21. Why? Please fix this. Passengers should know that when they get to their stop on time that they haven't missed their bus.