Additional Transport Options Surface as Austinites Begin to Rely More on Public Transport Services

App-based shuttle service, Chariot, will begin servicing riders on a late-night shuttle schedule from January 27 'til next month. Downtown travelers who are going to and from bars and restaurants along Rainey Street to West Sixth Street will benefit from this new service, as the new shuttle's route runs along that area. 

Chariot shuttle vehicles hold a maximum of 14 passengers and will charge $3.50 per person for their late-night route.

The new initative was created in partnership with the West Sixth Business Association to "test new mobility solutions to support local businesses in both neighborhoods and provide a convenient option for residents and visitors traveling between the two high-traffic areas.” Local residents and frequent city visitors are familiar with the increase in traffic congestion in the city as it undergoes a boom in urban development. This new travel option is a welcome addition to public transport services, as residents and visitors rely more on public transport for more convenient travel in the area.

Chariot launched its first public commter routes last December with typical communting hours. The new late-night service, called "the West 6th Runner", will operate from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Interested in this new transport service? The company actually offers first five rides free by signing up with their promo code. Simply type in "WEST6TH" when registering. 

For more information, you can visit the official Chariot website by clicking on the link.

This article is based on a post that first appeared at Community Impact.

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