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Wheatsville marks a new stop for Cap Metro

Friday, April 26, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Capital Metro has finally made it to Wheatsville Food Co-op. To celebrate the arrival of the 801 and 803 MetroRapid lines to a bus stop on 31st and Guadalupe streets, Council Member Kathie Tovo and Cap Metro President and CEO Randy Clarke came to clip a ribbon and commemorate the new transportation option for Austinites looking to support local independent businesses. “Any program that helps employees and consumers reach their destination in a cost-effective, timely way is good progress,” said Rebecca Melancon, president of the Austin Independent Business Alliance. “Local businesses face a shortage of both due to transportation and affordability concerns. Expansion of transportation options definitely helps.” MetroRapid is a branch of Austin’s public transportation where buses run every 10 minutes on weekdays and every 15 minutes on weekends. To help encourage riders to show up and celebrate, GoodPop handed out free ice pops to attendees, which made celebrating in the Texas springtime sunshine a much more bearable experience. The ice pops brought out kids and adults alike who populated the front porch to share tables and a Thursday night dinner.

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