San Marcos to expand transit services starting July 6, masks and distancing required now

The City of San Marcos will be expanding its transit services starting July 6.

The interurban and fixed-route services will be expanding as Texas State University students resume on-campus and virtual classes for Summer II.

CARTS will be resuming the Interurban Express 1517 services between Austin and San Marcos beginning July 6. Passengers can pre-purchase tickets through the Hopthru app. The City's fixed-route service will expand its service hours to 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Route 1 Hopkins/Wonder World will continue to run every hour, and the city's fixed routes will continue to run "fare-free" through July. For the summer schedule, click here.


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The city says the following new safety measures are in place and will be required indefinitely to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Passengers will be required to wear masks
  • Passengers will be encouraged to maintain social distancing by skipping seats at bus stops, transit centers and on all transit vehicles

The city says the measures are in response to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Hays County.

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For more information, including route details, visit the San Marcos Municipal Bus.


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