CapMetro to suspend fares in April

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March 28, 2020 - 7:11 pm

Capital Metro

AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Capital Metro says it will temporarily suspend fares for on its service the month of April.

The transit agency says fare-free service will help social distancing by eliminating the need for customers to show their pass, pay the operator or use the farebox. It also speeds boarding and reduces crowding at vehicle entrances. The goal is to protect operators and customers from close physical proximity, and to support customers that use CapMetro services to perform essential duties.

Since March 20, CapMetro has been operating on an adjusted schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Officials say the fare-free period is not meant to encourage any additional ridership. In keeping with the area's "Stay Home, Work Safe" orders, only essential trips should be taken.

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