Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority or Capital Metro, is the public transit operator for the city of Austin, Texas and the suburbs of Travis and Williamson Counties.

History

The creation of Capital Metro was approved in 1985 by the citizens of Austin with a one-cent sales tax. In 1986, the system was launched, taking over the existing City of Austin bus services from the previous operator Austin Transit Corporation.[1]

Routes (Current 14 January 2024 through 26 May 2024)

High Frequency Routes in Bold

MetroBus (Electric Blue)

Local Routes Serving Downtown Austin

  • 1 North Lamar/South Congress
  • 2 Rosewood/Cesar Chavez
  • 3 Burnet/Menchaca
  • 4 7th Street
  • 5 Woodrow/East 12th Street
  • 7 Duval/Dove Springs
  • 10 South First/Red River
  • 18 MLK
  • 20 Manor Road/Riverside
  • 30 Barton Creek/Bull Creek

Flyer/Limited Routes (weekday peak hours only - inbound to Downtown Austin/UT AM; outbound PM)

  • 103 Menchaca Flyer
  • 105 South 5th Flyer
  • 111 South MoPac Flyer
  • 135 Dell Limited (outbound from East Austin AM; inbound PM)
  • 142 Metric Flyer
  • 171 Oak Hill Flyer

Neighborhood Connector Routes

  • 201 Southpark Meadows
  • 214 Northwest Feeder
  • 217 Montopolis Feeder
  • 228 VA Clinic
  • 233 Decker/Daffan
  • 237 Northwest Feeder
  • 243 Wells Branch
  • 271 Del Valle Feeder

Crosstown Routes

  • 300 Springdale/Oltorf
  • 310 Parker/Wickersham
  • 311 Stassney
  • 315 Ben White
  • 318 Westgate/Slaughter
  • 322 Chicon/Cherrywood
  • 323 Anderson
  • 324 Georgian/Ohlen
  • 325 Metric/Rundberg
  • 333 William Cannon
  • 335 35th/38th Street
  • 337 Koenig/Colony Park
  • 339 Tuscany
  • 345 45th Street
  • 350 Airport Blvd
  • 383 Research
  • 392 Braker

Special Routes

Contract Services

  • 50/152 Round Rock-Tech Ridge (Weekdays Only; Contract Service with City of Round Rock)

Rail Connection Shuttles (Weekdays Only)

  • 465 MLK/University of Texas
  • 466 Kramer/Domain

Night Owl (Mondays through Saturdays, Overnights Only)

  • 481 Night Owl/North Lamar
  • 483 Night Owl/Riverside
  • 484 Night Owl/South Lamar
  • 485 Night Owl/Cameron
  • 486 Night Owl/South Congress

Shoppers Shuttles

  • 490 HEB Shuttle (Wednesdays only from RBJ Center; Thursdays only from Multi-Center/Lakeshore)
  • 491 Allandale (Saturdays only)
  • 492 Delwood (Fridays only)
  • 493 Eastview (Mondays only)

University of Texas Shuttle Routes

  • 640 Forty Acres
  • 641 East Campus
  • 642 West Campus
  • 656 Intramural Fields
  • 661 Far West
  • 663 Lake Austin
  • 670 Crossing Place
  • 671 North Riverside
  • 672 Lakeshore

MetroRAPID (Silver)

Bus rapid transit (BRT) routes serving the heaviest corridors using specifically painted articulated and 40-ft buses. There are plans for expand the Rapid network in the future.

  • 801 MetroRAPID North Lamar/South Congress
  • 803 MetroRAPID Burnet/South Lamar

Commuter Services (Red)

MetroExpress

AM Service inbound towards Downtown Austin/UT Campus; PM Service outbound from Downtown Austin/UT Campus

  • 935 Tech Ridge Express
  • 980 North MoPac Express
  • 982 Pavilion Express
  • 985 Leander/Lakeline Direct
  • 990 Manor/Elgin Express

MetroRail

Regional rail service along 32 miles of track and nine stations from Downtown Austin to the city of Leander.

  • 550 MetroRail Red Line

Bus Roster

Active

[2]

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
2051-2070 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2061-a.jpg 2008 New Flyer D40LFR Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
2111-2116 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2114-a.jpg 2019-20 Proterra Catalyst BE40
2121-2124 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2123-a.jpg 2020 New Flyer XE40
2131-2132 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2131-a.jpg 2020 New Flyer XE60
2201-2233 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2201-a.jpg 2009 New Flyer D40LFR Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
2251-2257 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2254-a.jpg 2009 New Flyer D35LFR Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
2301-2308 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2302-a.jpg 2010 New Flyer D35LFR Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 First order of New Flyers to feature roof-mounted HVAC (Thermo King "Athena") units.
2351-2380 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2375-a.jpg 2012 New Flyer D35LFR Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
2401-2424 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2416-a.jpg 2012 New Flyer D35LFR Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
2501-2531 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2506-a.jpg 2016 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
2551-2566 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2561-a.jpg 2016 Gillig BRT 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
2601-2646 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2605-a.jpg 2016 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
2651-2655 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2651-a.jpg 2016 Gillig BRT 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
2701-2734 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2711-a.jpg 2017 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 Voith D864.6
2751-2756 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2751-a.jpg 2017 Gillig BRT 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins L9 Voith D864.6
2801-2824 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2820-a.jpg 2019 Gillig BRT 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins L9 Voith D864.6
2851-2873 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2865-a.jpg 2019-20 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 Voith D864.6
5001-5022 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 5005-a.jpg 2012/2013 Nova Bus LFX (Artic) Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
  • 5001 was the pilot bus built in 2012 and delivered in Feb 2013. The rest were built in 2013.
  • Used only for route 801.
5051-5068 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 5051-a.jpg 2014 Nova Bus LFX Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 Used only for route 803. Sometimes they are used to fill on route 801 during peak hours.
5101-5107 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 5105-a.jpg 2017 Nova Bus LFX (Artic) Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.6
5151-5158 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 5154-a.jpg 2017 Nova Bus LFX Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.6
8001-8026 2022 NFI XE40
  • VINs for the 14 units delivered so far are 5FYB8FJ09NF106163 through 5FYB8FJ07NF106176.
  • Options for up to 126 additional XE40s[3]
8401-8441 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 8401-a.jpg 2023 Proterra ZX5
9351-9356 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 9352-a.jpg 2016 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX12 Allison B500R Primarily assigned to MetroExpress routes, but may show up on UT Shuttle off-campus routes
9401-9428 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 9417-a.jpg 2019 MCI D4500CT Cummins X12 Allison B500 Primarily assigned to MetroExpress routes, but may show up on UT Shuttle off-campus routes

On Order

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
(4 buses) 202? NFI XE60 Options for up to 15 additional XE60s[3]

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1 1993 Chance AH-1
2-21 1998 Chance AH-28 Cummins ISB Allison
401-440 1972 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Formerly Austin Transit Corporation.
500-517 1976 AMG 9635A-6 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
518-525 1977 AMG 9635B-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
601-605 1974 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Formerly Austin Transit Corporation.
801-807 1982 TMC T-30
CityCruiser
Detroit Diesel 6V53T Allison MT-644 Formerly Austin Transit Corporation.
850-853 1985 Skillcraft Transmaster Formerly Austin Transit Corporation.
1001-1025 2/1985 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40TB966V92)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 1001-1024: Allison HT-747
1025: Voith D863.2
  • Formerly Austin Transit Corporation's first Gillig order
  • Purchased for the University of Texas UT Shuttle System
  • 1025 was the Voith transmission test bus for Capital Metro.
  • 1018 & 1023 were involved in front end accidents and had their headlights replaced with 1986 style dual headlights like the 1100's when repaired.
  • 1014 retired in late 1998 due to an electrical fire.
1026-1035 1982 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596T6V92)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-740
1040 2001 APS Systems Transit 22
  • Electric bus
  • It caught on fire and retired in 2005.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
1101-1180 1986 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA MUI Allison HTB-748 ATEC
  • 1149-1180 were used by the University of Texas UT Shuttle System.
  • Retired circa 1999-2001.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
1400-1419 1986 Gillig Phantom Suburban 40'
(40102TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA MUI Allison HTB-748 ATEC
  • They were the first Gillig Phantoms to be officially labeled as suburban models.
  • They did not feature rear doors.
  • 1413 & 1418 caught on fire & retired in the early 1990's.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
1420-? ? GMC RTS Detroit Diesel 8V71N? Allison V730
  • Ex-? (Possibly operated in California previously).
  • Unknown amount of units.
  • 1 unit may have never operated in service.
1600-1619 1986 Gillig Phantom 30'
(3096TB6V71)
Detroit Diesel 6V71TA Voith D851.2
  • Some units were later used by the University of Texas UT Shuttle System.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
1630-1639 1989 Gillig Phantom 30'
(30102TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.2
  • 1630 & 1631 were used by the University of Texas UT Shuttle System.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
1700-1776 1989 Gillig Phantom 35'
(35102TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.2
  • 1700-1726 were used by the University of Texas UT Shuttle System. Later (circa 1999) higher units began to swap with Capital Metro for usage on the UT Shuttle.
  • Retired circa 2001-2003.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
1800-1829 1993 TMC RTS-08 CNG
(T80-208)
Cummins L10G ZF HP590 All retired by 2005.
1975-1977 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 1976-a.jpg 2015 IC Bus AC Series International MaxxForce 7 Used on routes Market Shuttle routes (490-493) and Round Rock routes (50-52).
2001-2034 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2030-a.jpg 2003 New Flyer D35LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Voith D864.3E
2101-2102 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2101-a.jpg 2003 NFI DE40LF Cummins ISB Allison EP40 hybrid system Retired on Sept. 27, 2017.
2103 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2103-a.jpg 2007 New Flyer DE41LFR Cummins ISL Allison EP40 hybrid system
2104 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2104-a.jpg 2009 Proterra FCBE35
  • On loan from Proterra for 9 month testing period beginning in June 2012.
  • Returned to Proterra after trial.
2105 2012 Proterra FCBE35
  • Modified Proterra bus on loan for one year, ending in May 2016.
  • Returned to Proterra after trial.
2106 Proterra Catalyst E2 FC
  • Demo bus tested for 2 weeks in August 2018.
6001-6030 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 6020-a.jpg 2004 Optima Opus LFB-34 Cummins ISB Allison B300R All retired by Oct. 15, 2017.
7001-7075 1997 NFI D30LF Detroit Diesel Series 40 Allison B300R View the series page for detailed disposition info.
7401-7470 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 7451-a.jpg 1998 NFI D35LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
  • Many units retired between 2013-2015.
  • 7422 was bought by a private owner in June 2015.
  • 7417, 7424, and 7451 were retired in January 2018.
8701-8730 1999 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G22D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 40 Allison B400R
  • Used for the University of Texas UT Shuttle System.
  • All retired in 2016.
8801-8855 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 8835-a.jpg 2000 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G22D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 40
Cummins ISL
Voith D864.3
  • Some units were used for the University of Texas UT Shuttle System.
  • Some units were repowered with Cummins ISL engines.
  • 8855's driver’s area caught fire on 3/13/2017.
  • All remaining units retired in late 2016-early 2017.
    • 8832 & 8834 were bought by Transit Sales International.
    • 8835-8837 to “The T” (Fort Worth, TX).
8901-8949 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 8907-a.jpg 2001 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G22D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E
  • Repowered from their original Detroit Diesel Series 40 engines.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
9101-9128 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 9115-a.jpg 2001 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G22D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E
  • Suburban configuration.
  • Repowered from their original Detroit Diesel Series 40 engines.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
9301-9306 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 9304-a.jpg 2003 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R Equipped with two-piece side destination signs.
9307-9310 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 9310-a.jpg 2006 MCI D4500CL Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R Equipped with two-piece side destination signs.

All-Time Metro Access Roster

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
(1) Ford/Starcraft Allstar Phoenix Motorcars electric Direct drive
  • Phoenix Motorcars electric conversion
  • Demo bus tested for 10 days in October 2019[4]
(1) 2019 GreenPower EV Star TM4 SUMO LD Direct drive
  • Demo van tested for 10 days in October 2019[5]
106 Chevrolet/Champion Challenger
122, 125 2008 Chevrolet/Champion 3500/Challenger GMC Duramax GMC 4L85E
132, 136 2009 Chevrolet/Champion 3500/Challenger GMC Duramax GMC 4L85E
  • 132 VIN - 1GBJG316091134992
  • 136 VIN - 1GBJG316X91135194
138-142, 144, 147 2008 Chevrolet/Champion 3500/Challenger GMC Duramax GMC 4L85E
151-168 2011 Chevrolet/Champion 3500/Challenger GMC Duramax
406, 415 1999 International/Champion 3400 International T444E Allison
  • 406 VIN - 1HVBEABL9XH262502
  • 415 VIN - 1HVBEABL4XH262503
437 2000 International/Champion 3400 International T444E Allison VIN - 1HVBEABL3YH262528

Metrorail LRT

All-Time Roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Notes
101-106 Capital Metro Austin Metrorail-a.jpg 2008 Stadler Rail GTW MTU 550 kW (753 hp) engine Refurbished to comply with regulations from the Federal Rail Administration.
201-204 2016 Stadler Rail GTW To expand the Red Line frequency.

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