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MetroRapid

Proposed MetroRapid

MetroRapid graphic showing bus rapid transit that is 74 miles with 193 stations, and connections to 75 CMTA routes.
MetroRapid Transit Time showing travel time examples and comparing the MetroRapid routes to existing transit. ACC Highland to Tech Ridge MetroRapid 43.3 minutes and existing transit 48 minutes. Burnet to Menchaca and Oak Hill 46.2 minutes MetroRapid and existing transit 50 minutes. Expo 53 minutes MetroRapid and 1 hour and 19 minutes existing transit. MLK MetroRapid 44.1 minutes and 1 hour and 20 minutes existing transit. Pleasant Valley MetroRapid 1 hour and 1 minute and existing transit 1 hour and 35 minutes.
MetroRapid Graphic indicating Cost. Capital cost: $150 to $170 million. Operations and maintenance: $6 to $9 million per corridor annually. Gold Line graphic indicating ridership. Weekday ridership in 2040 30,000 for all MetroRapid lines. MetroRapid graphic indicating environmental data points. Vehicle miles traveled reduction: 8 million fewer miles annually. Carbon Monoxide Emissions Reduction: 40 tons fewer annually. MetroRapid graphic indicating demographics. Zero car households in station areas: 14,555, 8% of households. Individuals in poverty in station areas: 91.919, 20%. People of Color in station areas: 262,873, 54%.
MetroRapid map showing the development of MetroRapid routes. This includes Phase 1, Phase 2, and Phase 3 of enhanced MetroRapid Routes and the MetroRapid Potential Future Extension.

 

How Do the MetroRapid Corridors Fit into the System?

The Project Connect Vision Plan identified MetroRapid Corridors as part of its proposed system plan. The seven MetroRapid Corridors must be considered both as a single investment (to be eligible for federal funds) and as a part of the Capital Metro system (as part of the local and regional planning process).

Defining the LPA is part of the federal planning process and involves working with stakeholders to make sure all the pieces of Project Connect will ultimately work together to improve mobility, including:

 

Maximizing coordination between the seven MetroRapid Corridors, the Orange, Blue and Gold Line Corridors, the Red and Green Lines, MetroExpress, and Neighborhood circulators

This level of system planning has already begun and will continue as the MetroRapid Corridors advance through planning and engineering.


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Information sheets providing key facts related to MetroRapid.

MetroRapid Fact Sheet (English) (Español)

MetroRapid LPA Summary (English) (Español)

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