In partnership with on-demand, ridesharing company Via, Capital Metro has developed the Pickup app. As of June 6, riders in Northeast Austin (ranging from the intersection of Manor Rd. and Airport Blvd. to the I-35 access road north of Rutherford Ln.) can use the Pickup app to access a new ride-hailing bus service that can accommodate up to nine passengers. Pickup service will be free of charge for a limited time, and is available from 7 AM – 7 PM on weekdays, and 10 AM – 5 PM on Saturdays. This pilot program aims to provide door-to-door, on-demand public transportation service to Austin residents, and is replacing Capital Metro’s Metro Flex Upper Eastside pilot route.
For more information see Capital Metro homepage, below.
Contributed through a partnership between the Shared-Use Mobility Center, ITS America, and the Federal Transit Administration’s Mobility on Demand Program
Updated July 2017