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Pleasant Valley & Expo MetroRapid Lines

Pleasant Valley & Expo MetroRapid Lines Self-Guided Public Meeting

Project Connect Overview

There are 150 people moving to Central Texas every day—translating to 70 more cars on the road each day. Single-occupancy vehicles account for 75 percent of commuters on the road, and the greater Austin area’s population is estimated to double to four million by 2040. Project Connect will provide more transportation options to move people to their destinations. 

Project Connect is a bold transit plan designed for Austin that includes a new rail system, a downtown transit tunnel that makes everyone's trip faster, an expanded bus system and a transition to an all-electric fleet. 

In November of 2020, Austin voters approved a generational investment for our community. The YES vote for Project Connect is a huge step toward creating a more equitable and livable city, providing more and better ways for people to access jobs, education, health care and new opportunities.  

We now have an approved plan, a schedule and the dedicated funding to create a more connected and equitable community. As we enter the federal environmental review process for various projects, we need your input.  

image of the initial investment map.


Pleasant Valley & Expo MetroRapid Lines

MetroRapid Overview

Capital Metro is moving forward with four new MetroRapid lines that provide the Austin community and visitors with alternate routes to get around the city. Plans for MetroRapid include an all-electric expanded bus service, newly designed stations and an improved customer experience.

Capital Metro currently operates two MetroRapid services:

  • Route 801 - Extends along N. Lamar, Guadalupe and S. Congress from Tech Ridge to Slaughter Lane
  • Route 803 - Travels along Burnet, Guadalupe and S. Lamar from the Domain to Westgate Transit Center

These routes provide frequent service with a limited number of stops for faster travel times. Route features include priority lanes, transit signal priority, queue jumps, enhanced and improved stations and higher frequency operations.

The four proposed MetroRapid routes include:

  • Pleasant Valley - Mueller to the Goodnight Ranch Park & Ride
  • Expo Center - East Austin to University of Texas and downtown Austin
  • Gold Line - Austin Community College-Highland to Republic Square. (Gold Line will begin as a MetroRapid service and could be converted eventually to light rail as a part of the System Plan)
  • Burnet - The Domain to Menchaca and Oak Hill

Take the survey below about station amenities for the four proposed routes mentioned above. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Capital Metro and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have initiated the development of a Categorical Exclusion (CE) documents for the Expo and Pleasant Valley corridors in accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) guidelines and other regulatory requirements.

MetroRapid Meeting Video



New stations will provide an improved customer experience with additional amenities. The layout above is a conceptual design - continue below to provide your feedback.

Proposed Station Concept - Project Connect MetroRapid lines will have new station design.


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What’s Next for Pleasant Valley & Expo MetroRapid Lines?


Stay Connected

You can also share your comments regarding MetroRapid via phone, email, and mail. Stay up to date on all projects under the Project Connect program by visiting

MetroRapid Hotline: 512-369-7719

Email: [email protected]

Mail: MetroRapid Project Team
Capital Metro
607 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

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