Management & Operations

Capital Metro launching summer service pilot

Posted on May 4, 2018

Austin, Texas’ Capital Metro announced the agency’s “Summer Sun, Late Nights, and Family Fun” service pilot, which includes free rides for kids in grades K to 12 and expanded weekend MetroRail service. The service will kick off June 8 and last through Sept. 1.

“These pilot initiatives respond directly to what I have been hearing from customers and partners during our customer engagement events,” Capital Metro President/CEO Randy Clarke said. “They enable us to use our existing services and investments to increase ridership and provide community-focused mobility solutions.”

All summer long, kids will ride free of charge throughout Capital Metro’s service area. The free rides for kids will connect seamlessly to Capital Metro’s free fares week for Cap Remap and last until Sept. 1. The pilot will allow all kids to take advantage of free and safe public transportation to explore the region and have better access to summer programs.

“We are thankful to work with partners like Capital Metro and the City of Austin to expand opportunities for students during the upcoming summer months,” Austin ISD Superintendent Paul Cruz said. “Free public transportation for students will allow children of all ages to safely travel for summer classes, work, or simply to enjoy summer vacation in Austin. Ultimately, this program is an investment in the youth of Central Texas.”

In response to feedback from the community and local businesses, Capital Metro will also expand its weekend MetroRail service hours for this pilot period.

The summer service pilot will be promoted across all of Capital Metro’s online platforms, including CapMetro.org, Twitter, and Facebook.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Passenger rail, bus service boosts real estate values, report finds

The report explored seven metropolitan regions, including Boston, Los Angeles, and Seattle, that provide access to heavy rail, light rail, commuter rail, and BRT.

APTA names Fernandez chair, new executive committee members

Jeffrey A. Nelson, GM of the Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District in Moline, Ill., will serve as vice chair.

American Logistics names new VP, transit market development

Ron Brooks previously served as manager of accessible transit services at Valley Metro.

New Flyer's McNeill named to Canada's Clean50 sustainability leaders

She was honored during the Clean50 Summit held in Toronto, and hosted by Delta Management Group.

Van Fossen retires after 40 years with First Transit

He began his career with First Transit in 1980 as an assistant GM in Lynchburg, Va.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation