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Ride free on Cap Metro this New Year’s Eve

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by Katy McElroy

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority wants everyone to have a safe ride home this New Year’s Eve and is offering free rides from 6 p.m. until the end of service that night. Rides will be free on MetroBus, MetroRapid, MetroRail and MetroAccess. In addition, MetroRail service will be extended, with the last ride departing downtown at 2:30 a.m. MetroRapid will also have a later service, with the last buses departing downtown along Guadalupe and Lavaca at 2:30 a.m. as well. Local MetroBus will follow Sunday service on New Year’s Eve and on Jan. 1. MetroRapid and MetroRail will run Sunday service on Jan. 1. The Night Owl, UT Shuttle and E-Bus routes will not be running on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. The Capital Metro press release also points out that “MetroAccess subscription trips scheduled on Jan. 1 will be canceled automatically. Customers needing to keep their subscription trips should call 512-852-7272. The reservation line will be staffed New Year’s Day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.” The transit store and all Capital Metro administrative offices will be closed from Dec. 30 through Jan. 1. As always, customers will still have 24-hour access to the automated Customer Service GO Line at 512-474-1200 and the Trip Planner. View more details about the New Year’s Eve extensions here. Everything resumes regular service on Jan. 2 except for UT Shuttle and E-Bus.

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