Connections 2025 includes recommendations to improve the transit network over a 5- and 10-year period. Some recommendations will be ready for implementation right after the study. Because Connections 2025 is designed largely around Capital Metro’s projected budget for the next 10 years, most recommendations will focus on the bus network.
In response to feedback from thousands of people around Central Texas, Capital Metro’s updated network will take a frequency-first approach, tripling the number of bus routes running every 15 minutes or better. The agency follows industry peers TriMet in Portland, Sound Transit in Seattle, Denver Metro and Houston Metro by investing in key corridors to build core frequent service and ridership, while reducing waiting times.
Capital Metro’s new plan is designed to improve the rider experience – creating a 24/7 transit system that will see expanded MetroExpress and MetroRapid service, and more east-west options.
FEATURES OF THE NEW NETWORK:
- 2 fare types (Local and Commuter)
- 4 MetroRapid routes (running every 7-15 minutes
- 13 Frequent Local routes (running every 15 minutes)
- 23 Local routes (running every 30 minutes)
- 4 downtown circulator routes
- 6 UT Shuttles
- 8 Express routes