Reduced Capital Metro fares go into effect

FILE - Capital Metro bus (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - Capital Metro bus (KXAN File Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Capital Metro is reducing fares for MetroRapid and MetroFlyer routes beginning Sunday, eliminating the Premium fare category, the agency said.

All MetroBus, MetroRapid and MetroFlyer services will cost $1.25 for a Single Ride, $2.50 for a Day Pass, $11.25 for a 7-Day Pass and $41.25 for a 31-Day Pass. Prices for MetroExpress and MetroRail services will not be affected.

Capital Metro chose to implement its new two-tiered fare structure to simplify its transit system, the agency said, making it easier to transfer between routes.

The fare reduction came about as a recommendation from Connections 2025, a 5-year planning study designed to improve the frequency, reliability and connectivity of the Capital Metro bus system.

For more information about the fare reduction, visit Additional details about Connections 2025, including an online interactive map and video, can be found at provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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