The Transit Master Plan was developed in 2015 to provide a blueprint for improving local mobility and regional connectivity over the next 10 years. Round Rock’s population grew by over 44 percent in the last decade and the number of residents and jobs continues to grow. New retail centers, residential developments and educational facilities are changing how people travel within the community.
The project included a comprehensive evaluation of local population characteristics, regional travel patterns, a review of transit start-ups in peer cities and obtaining community input. An initial online survey was conducted between February and April 2015 to collect information on transit needs and desires in Round Rock. At this point an Existing Conditions Report was released and presented to City Council. An interactive “Design Your Own System” online survey was conducted between June and August 2015 to help the study team understand how the community envisions their ideal transit system. Other outreach activities included community meetings with stakeholder groups and the public and attendance at neighborhood meetings.
The Transit Master Plan was presented to City Council on November 10, 2015.
Fixed-Route Bus Service
The City anticipates launching fixed route bus service on August 21, 2017. More information, including details on proposed routes and fares can be found below.
Specific times for each bus stop will be released before the service starts. At this point in time, the schedule is as follows:
- Fares Update: If you connect to Capital Metro the fare you paid in Round Rock will be honored. If you pay a Capital Metro fare it will be honored in Round Rock. For example, you buy a Round Rock commuter 31 day pass, it is also valid on Capital Metro’s system.
- Route 50 and Route 51 will operate Monday – Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Route 52 will operate Monday – Friday with the following schedule: [Tech Ridge Departures] 6:15 a.m., 7:15 a.m., 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. [Round Rock Transit Center Departures] 6:45 a.m., 7:45 a.m., 4:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.
- Route 980 will operate Monday – Friday, to/from the Round Rock Transit Center at 300 W. Bagdad, with morning departures at 5:44 and 6:46 a.m. and afternoon arrivals at 5:07 and 6:12 p.m.. Route 980 will use the Mopac managed lanes to decrease travel time into the downtown Austin area. If you need to get back to Round Rock anytime during the day, you can catch Route 50 at the MetroRail Howard Station.
Caren Lee, Transit Coordinator
2008 Enterprise Drive
Round Rock, Texas 78664