Fewer stops for new MetroRapid but one is named Rosedale

capmetrorapid2014 will see a new chapter in the saga of Austin transit. The new MetroRapid promises faster trips, free wifi, and a mobile app for buying tickets and knowing when a bus will arrive. There are a number of factors in delivering a faster ride, including the ability to influence stop lights and dedicated lanes, but also less frequent (and thus fewer) stops. One of those stops will be named for Rosedale and will be part of the Burnet/Lamar route 803.

The new 803 route will replace the current Route #3 and is scheduled to start this summer. The 803 route extends from The Domain shopping center to the north down to the Westgate shopping center to the south. If you can’t wait for summer to ride MetroRapid’s distinctive ‘articulated-busses’ you can take advantage of the first route which started service on January 26 on a journey that includes North Lamar and South Congress Avenue. You can always go directly to Capital Metro’s MetroRapid webpages for the latest information.