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Let them use Instacart

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Next time you want to get across town, perhaps consider calling on a food delivery app. That’s the advice from the official Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Twitter account. In a rejoinder to an Austin Monitor reporter’s observation that transit service to Wheatsville Co-op’s campus-area store is subpar, the agency whose priority is moving to people to things rather than moving things to people offered that  “Instacart is handy too!” The agency’s community involvement director, Lonny Stern, chimed in with the reminder that a MetroRapid stop is eventually planned for installation at 32nd and Guadalupe streets. As the Monitor has previously reported, that stop, along with seven other new stop pairs, has received federal approval. Capital Metro, however, will not add them until it installs the specially branded MetroRapid stations, which each cost approximately $60,000.

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