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CapMetro service changes set to take effect Jan. 13

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CapMetro says the modifications are designed to improve access, increase efficiency and improve reliability reflecting the needs of the changing needs of the community.

Some of the changes taking place will include a new Domain stop, updates to routes in the Westgate Mall area to improve connectivity and coverage, improved connectivity to H-E-B and LBJ High School in northeast Austin, and a route extension to provide access to the new Central Texas Veteran's Administration Clinic.

The service changes scheduled to begin Sunday include:

Schedule Adjustments – Capital Metro will improve schedule frequency to the following routes:

18 MLK Jr./Enfield – Weekday frequency will be adjusted to improve schedule reliability. Morning weekday frequency will be reduced due to low ridership.

  • 325 Ohlen – Trips will be added during weekday morning and afternoon to address overcrowding.
  • Southwest and Southeast Austin– The following changes will be made to improve crosstown service and access to Westgate Mall and ACC Riverside:
  • 5 Woodrow/South Fifth – Route will be extended west to Monterey Oaks.
  • 238 Westgate – Feeder route will be added along

Westgate Boulevard, from Westgate Mall to Slaughter.

  • 311 Stassney – Route will be extended east along Stassney and Montopolis to ACC Riverside, and shortened to Westgate Mall.
  • 338 Lamar/45th – Route will be shortened to Westgate Mall.

Northcross – The following route changes will be made to improve access to Northcross and improve bus stop accessibility:

  • 3 Burnet/Manchaca – Loop around the Northcross development will be eliminated for southbound buses only.
  • 5 Woodrow/South Fifth, 323 Anderson, 325 Ohlen – Route around the Northcross development will be reversed (will run clockwise instead of counterclockwise).
  • 19 Bull Creek – Route will be shortened to Northcross and Foster.

Northeast Austin

  • 20 Manor/Riverside – Route will be shortened to Manor and Springdale.
  • 37 Colony Park – Route will be realigned to Manor, Pecan Brook and Crystalbrook Dr. to improve access to H-E-B and LBJ High School. Millrace and Colony Park segment will be eliminated due to low ridership.

Senior Routes

  • 151 Allandale, 161 Delwood – Low ridership segments will be eliminated.

Other route changes:

  • 228 Burleson – Route will be extended to provide access to new Central Texans Veteran's Administration Clinic, located on Metropolis Drive
  • Smith School Rd. segment will be eliminated due to low ridership.
  • 466 Kramer Rail Connector – Route will be extended to provide direct access to the Domain, and minor schedule adjustments will be made to coordinate with Kramer Station MetroRail arrivals/departures.
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