Capital Metro will officially receive a multi-million dollar grant Tuesday to help fund the agency's MetroRapid bus project.
MetroRapid is a $47.6 million dollar project that will buy 22 60-foot long buses and 18 40-foot long buses. Set to launch in 2014, the project would also involve a dedicated traffic lane in key spots along Lavaca and Guadalupe and new bus stations along the routes, which will run in two corridors - North Lamar-South Congress and North Burnet-South Lamar.
The agency says the enhanced routes will carry more than 21,000 people per day and have about 10 minutes between stops during rush hour.
Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff will officially announce the grant Tuesday morning at 10:30am at Republic Square Park. The agency will have a 60-foot articulated bus available for the public to check out.