Austinites love Austin, but traffic is certainly the biggest negative Austinites put up with in order to enjoy all the benefits of living here. Thankfully, the City of Austin has heavily invested in its public transit system, Capital Metro (or just CapMetro for short). Their latest offerings, including MetroRail and MetroRapid, have added serious moving power to the CapMetro fleet, extending a whole array of benefits to anyone who lives within range of their services.

For anyone curious, switching from private to public transportation is in fact a viable, even pleasurable experience in Austin. And for the thousands who rely on CapMetro every day, here’s 10 things they realized pretty much right away…

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10.) The Discounts On Weekly And Monthly Passes Are Ridiculous.

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If you make Capital Metro an integral part of your commute, you can save big on weekly and monthly passes. You need to be committed to riding in order for these options to make financial sense, but if you are in it for the long haul, you’ll pay a significantly lower fare each time you ride and save a bundle over operating a private vehicle.

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