Round Rock introduces on demand transit services
The City of Round Rock has launched a new on-demand rideshare service to supplement its fixed route bus system.
Round Rock Rides offers an affordable public transit option within a defined service area. Powered by Austin-based zTrip, this service allows passengers to book, pay and track their ride using a mobile app, website or by phone.
Riders can schedule pickups and drop-offs at designated locations. The shared ride service will enable multiple passengers headed in the same direction to efficiently share a single vehicle.
The service is available Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., excluding major holidays. When requesting a ride reservation, users will choose from a list of pick-up and drop-off times that best fit their schedule. Trips may be scheduled as little as 30 minutes before, and up to 7 days in advance of a ride.
The cost for a trip is $4 one way, and a $2 rate is available for senior citizens above the age of 65 (ID required), paratransit service eligible passengers and active-duty U.S. Military. Paratransit services are provided curb-to-curb and can be scheduled in advance for qualified riders.
Payment can be made with exact cash upon boarding the vehicle or pre-paid through the Round Rock Rides mobile app.
The City is offering the first two rides (or one round trip) for free when using the promo code FREERIDE through July 31.
For more information, visit the City of Round Rock’s Public Transportation webpage at roundrocktexas.gov/transit.
Source: City of Round Rock