AUSTIN, Texas - Capital Metro says it continues to see fewer people using transit due to the stay at home order and social distancing guidelines. As a result, it's issued several changes to its services including suspending its MetroExpress commuter routes beginning March 30.
Capital Metro says the MetroExpress route to Manor and Elgin will still operate.
You can see alternate routes below or at Capital Metro's website here.
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Officials had already recently announced that starting on April 1, Capital Metro would suspend fares.
Fare-free service will help social distancing by eliminating the need for customers to show their pass, pay the operator or use the farebox, according to the public transportation provider. It also speeds boarding and reduces crowding at vehicle entrances.
MetroAccess customers will still be required to show a valid ID before boarding.
"Our goal is to protect our operators and customers from close physical proximity to reduce the spread of the virus.," CapMetro said in a press release on March 28. "We are currently serving customers that use our service to perform essential duties, and this is a way we can support them."
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