Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority

From CPTDB Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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

MetroBus - (electric blue) includes circulators, rail connectors, crosstown, UT shuttle, and routes serving downtown.

MetroExpress - (red) includes flyer routes, which run along major freeways from residential neighborhoods, park and rides, or rail stations. Some routes use the toll lanes along MoPac highway.

MetroRAPID - (silver) bus rapid transit (BRT) routes that serve the heaviest corridors using articulated and 40-ft buses. There are plans for expand the Rapid network in the future.

MetroRail - (red) commuter train service along 32 miles of track and 9 stations from downtown Austin to the city of Leander.

MetroAccess - (white) paratransit service using small cutaway vans.

Bus Roster

Active

[2]

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
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
  • 2019-2022, 2024, 2027-2030 were put up for auction in July 2015.
  • Scheduled to be retired in June 2019.
2051-2070 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2061-a.jpg 2008 New Flyer D40LFR Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
2103 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2103-a.jpg 2007 New Flyer DE41LFR Cummins ISL Allison EP40 hybrid system
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 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 2019 Gillig BRT 35'
(G27B102N4)
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
8901-8949 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 8907-a.jpg 2001 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G22D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E
9101-9128 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 9115-a.jpg 2001 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G22D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E
  • Suburban configuration.
  • Repowered to Cummins ISL engines from their original Detroit Diesel Series 40 engines.
  • Scheduled to be retired in June 2019.
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.
9351-9356 2016 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX12 Allison B500R
9401-9428 2020 MCI D4500CT Cummins X12 Allison B500

On Order

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
2104-2107 2019 Proterra Catalyst BE40
  • To enter service in January 2020
  • 2106 already built, and possibly delivered

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 Formerly Austin Transit Corporation.
518-525 1977 AMG 9635B-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730 Formerly Austin Transit Corporation.
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
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.
  • See series page for 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.
  • See series page for 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.
  • See series page for 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.
  • See series page for 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.
  • See series page for disposition info
1800-1829 1993 TMC RTS-08 CNG
(T80-208)
Cummins L10G ZF HP590 All retired by 2005.
2101-2102 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2101-a.jpg 2003 NFI DE40LF Cummins ISB Allison EP40 hybrid system Retired on Sept. 27, 2017.
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 trail.
2105 2012 Proterra FCBE35
  • Modified Proterra bus on loan for one year, ending in May 2016.
  • Returned to Proterra after trail.
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
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).

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
151-157, 160-168 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.

External Links

References