Photo: CapMetro

Photo: CapMetro

AUSTIN, Texas — Capital Metro will launch its second bus rapid transit route on Aug. 24, replacing a University of Texas at Austin shuttle at the start of the fall semester, The Daily Texan reported.

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The new MetroRapid 803 clean diesel buses will use priority lanes and are equipped with signal priority technology and offer free WiFi.

The fleet underwent a full-scale system test earlier this month, where all 15 MetroRapid 803 buses operated like a regular service day, to make sure the technology and route timing works, according to the report.

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