MetroRapid is coming! The first MetroRapid route, the 801, runs along North Lamar Blvd. and South Congress Ave. and will launch January 26. Capital Metro will open the second route, the 803, on Burnet Rd. and South Lamar Blvd. this summer. Click here to see a map of the routes. To get you ready for this great new option, we’ve compiled some information.
Cost: You’ll need a Premium Fare ticket for MetroRapid. A single ride fare will cost $1.50; a Day Pass $3.00; a 7-Day Pass $13.50 and a 31-Day Pass $49.50. **AND from Jan. 20-Feb. 28 CapMetro is running a promotion: Buy one Premium 7-Day or 31-Day Pass on the mobile app and get one Premium 7-Day Pass FREE!**
Frequency: During peak travel times on weekdays, MetroRapid will run every 10 minutes, and will run between 12 to 20 minutes at other times of the day. On weekends, the MetroRapid buses will run every 20 to 30 minutes.
Hours of Service:
•Weekdays from 5:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
•Saturdays from 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
•Sundays from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
What’s so special about MetroRapid Anyway?
No Long Wait: You’ll never wait too long, because with fewer stops, vehicles will arrive more often. Buses will come as frequently as every 10 minutes during rush hour, and every 20 minutes on weekends.
Free WiFi: Every vehicle will have free WiFi so you can sit back and relax while you answer email, watch a movie, play a game, or check the news.
Mobile Ticketing and Tracking: Available on most smart devices, Capital Metro’s new mobile app, available for download January 20, will offer real-time arrivals, trip planning, auto locate features to find the stop or station closest to you, and other great features to make riding easy. After purchasing your pass, your phone becomes your ticket, allowing you to board vehicles at any entrance.
Unique and Comfortable Stations: Designed just for MetroRapid, the new stations have electronic displays to provide real-time arrival information of the next vehicle, seating, and canopies to protect you from the sun and rain. Click here to see a map of MetroRapid’s stations.
Priority Service: Onboard signal priority technology holds traffic lights green a little longer when a vehicle is running behind schedule, and dedicated traffic lanes through the busy downtown core will work together to keep you moving.
Sleek New Ride: The vehicles feature new colors, more headroom and more comfortable seating. The vehicle is 60-feet long – enough to hold 101 riders – with an accordion-style flexible middle section to make turning easy.