Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Austin, TX 78702
About Capital Metro
Capital Metro's bus service includes nearly 400 buses on more than 144 routes to 3,300 has stops that transport approximately 140,000 passengers daily -- Texas' highest per capita ridership. Capital Metro's fundamental bus service includes multiple-stop and express service that radiates from neighborhoods into downtown, multiple-stop service that feeds into neighborhoods, major transfer and park and ride centers, cross-town routes and school routes. These services, combined with van and carpool coordination, special event shuttles, special transit services for riders with disabilities and other services, are the framework for a transit system that helps keep Central Texas moving forward.
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