MetroRapid at Blue Hour

MetroRapid at Blue Hour - Austin, Texas

MetroRapid at Blue Hour – Austin, Texas

I’m wrapping up this part of the SXSW coverage with a bus. A beauty shot at blue hour of Austin’s newest bus, the MetroRapid, some of which are double length with a flexible accordion connection in the middle.

As you may recall, I took the bus to SXSW this year, both for convenience, lower cost and to do something different. It was a worthwhile experiment and something I’ll consider again, when necessary.

I made this picture at the North Austin Transit Center. I got off that bus and looked back before heading to my parked car. I saw a worthwhile picture with a fading blue hour and the glow of a single street light.

It’s a rather impressive vehicle length wise and with some non-obvious technology enhancements. It features a live statusing system that lets you know the wait time at each bus station. I also liked that I can pre-purchase tickets with a smartphone app and scan the same app on the bus. It makes for real world improvements for the tedious part of public transit usage.

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