Ride late buses free on New Year’s Eve

Austin American-Statesman - - COMMUNITY NEWS - — HALEIGH SVO­BODA, AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN STAFF — MELISSA B. TABOADA, AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN STAFF — HALEIGH SVO­BODA, AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN STAFF — HALEIGH SVO­BODA, AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN STAFF

Cap­i­tal Metro and the Austin Po­lice De­part­ment are coming to­gether again to of­fer free fare on New Year’s Eve.

In 2011, the two en­ti­ties part­nered to of­fer free fares on Cap­i­tal Metro’s late night bus on New Year’s Eve, but this year the part­ner­ship has ex­panded the free fares from 6 p.m. to the end of Cap­i­tal Metro’s ser­vice on Mon­day.

“Pub­lic tran­sit is an­other great op­tion to make sure folks are get­ting home safely this New Year’s Eve in­stead of get­ting be­hind the wheel drunk and driv­ing,” said Po­lice Chief Art Acevedo in a news re­lease.

Cap­i­tal Metro of­fers five Night Owl routes that run from Sixth Street and Congress to var­i­ous neigh­bor­hoods from mid­night through 3 a.m., and its Metro Rail ser­vice will run its reg­u­lar week­day ser­vice Mon­day. Cap­i­tal Metro will not of­fer E-Bus ser­vice Mon­day. Jan. 14 in the board room of district head­quar­ters, 1111 W. Sixth St.

Speak­ers may sign up start­ing at 7:45 a.m. Jan. 14 in the ad­min­is­tra­tion cen­ter at district head­quar­ters. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact call 414-9732.

The City of Pflugerville is of­fer­ing Christ­mas tree re­cy­cling from through Jan. 13 at the Wells Point Park Soc­cer fields at Heather­wilde and Olympic drives.

Res­i­dents can un­load trees at the south end of the park­ing lot. Re­move all dec­o­ra­tions and the Christ­mas tree stand be­fore re­cy­cling. The trees will be re­cy­cled into mulch, which is of­fered free all year at the Re­cy­cling Cen­ter. (Do not bring trees to the Re­cy­cling Cen­ter). Call the Parks and Recre­ation De­part­ment at 990-6355 for in­for­ma­tion.

The Pflugerville Com­mu­nity Li­brary will close for con­struc­tion from Jan. 13-18. Dur­ing this time, li­brary card­hold­ers can con­tinue their read­ing by us­ing the li­brary’s over­drive sys­tem to down­load books to com­puter or other elec­tronic de­vices. The li­brary will host a pre­view of its new ex­pan­sion from 1 to 6 p.m. Jan. 19.

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