The Norwood Transit Center will open in late 2019. Two temporary bus stops have been set up farther down the road on Norwood Park Boulevard and directly across from the Goodwill, 1015 Norwood Park Blvd. Customers can also use the Rutherford stop on Rutherford Lane.
For information: capmetro.org/schedules; 512-474-1200.
Capital Metro launches app for home service
Capital Metro has launched its Pickup app, where on-demand transit service can be arranged from home to an appointment, a shopping trip or anywhere within five service zones.
A ride can be requested directly from the Pickup smartphone app or by calling the Pickup Service Center at 512-369-6200. The app can be downloaded from the Google Android and Apple iPhone app stores. Users will be eligible to book a ride once registered for an account.
Once a ride is booked, Capital Metro will try to pick riders up within 15 minutes. Pickup is a shared-ride service, so other riders may be picked up during the trip. Pickup vehicles are completely accessible and can accommodate customers in a wheelchair.
Pickup is available on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in all five service zones, and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the East Austin and Northeast Austin service zones. The fare for this service is $1.25. You can pay in the Pickup app
with a credit card or cash when boarding the vehicle.
For more information, including zone locations: capmetro.org/pickup.