Capital Metro’s second Rapid route, the 803, will begin service on August 24. The sleek new buses will be running high-frequency Wi-Fi enabled service from North Burnet Road to South Lamar Boulevard seven days a week, and will give commuters an easy option to get in and out of downtown.
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How frequently are we talking?
The MetroRapid route 803 Burnet/South Lamar will have a bus showing up (with real-time next bus information at each station):
- Every 12 – 15 minutes during work week rush hour (7:00am-9:00am and 2:00pm-5:00pm)
- Every 15 – 20 minutes during the rest of the work week
- Every 20 – 30 minutes during weekends and holidays.
Where will the 803 take you?
The 803 will have 12 central stations shared with Route 801 and 34 additional stations along its South Lamar – North Burnet route. The map below shows specific stops.
MetroRapid starts earlier and runs later. The buses have onboard signal priority technology, which holds traffic lights green a little longer when a vehicle is running behind schedule, and dedicated traffic lanes to make sure your trip is as quick and on-time as possible
Fewer Stops, More Often
With MetroRapid, you’ll never wait too long, because with fewer stops, vehicles arrive more often. Frequency during weekday peak hours is every 12-15 minutes and every 15-20 minutes at other times. On weekends, vehicles run every 20-30 minutes.
Need to send an email or check the latest sports score? No problem. Wi-Fi onboard every vehicle lets you be more productive. So, sit back and relax while you watch a video, update your social media status, scan the news, or any number of online activities.
A Sleek New Ride
MetroRapid vehicles feature more comfortable seating, extra headroom, higher ceilings and LED lighting to give passengers a premium experience. The distinctive red vehicles have two extra-wide doors making it easier to get on and off.
All the stations, as well as the mobile app, can provide real-time next bus information for MetroRapid. Available on most smart devices, the app offers real-time arrival information, trip planning, and auto locate features to find the stop or station closest to you. After purchasing your pass, your phone becomes your ticket, allowing you to board vehicles at any of the three entrances. Click here to download the Capital Metro App.