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Summer pilot doubles bus service to Zilker Park
Friday, June 21, 2019 by Tai Moses
A summertime partnership between the city, Capital Metro and Austin Parks Foundation means Austinites can enjoy weekends at Zilker Park without having to search for a parking space or sit in traffic. Doubling bus service on MetroBus Route 30, which serves Zilker Park, ensures that a bus will come every 20 minutes on weekends, while the program is in effect. Bus riders will also get a $2 discount to Barton Springs Pool and Zilker Botanical Garden, thanks to a contribution from Austin Parks Foundation, which was facilitated by District 5 City Council Member Ann Kitchen. “Zilker Park is one of Austin’s jewels, and I’m thrilled that Cap Metro and Austin Parks Foundation are making it easier for everyone to access Barton Springs and the Botanical Garden,” said Kitchen, in a press release announcing the pilot. “These kinds of partnerships are what will help Project Connect make real, transformational change for everyone throughout Central Texas.” The promotion runs from Saturday, June 22, to Sunday, Aug. 18, at the two pairs of bus stops in front of Barton Springs and Zilker Botanical Garden.
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