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Visit the Ransom Center without letting traffic stress you out!

By Bridget Ground

Visit the Ransom Center car-free

This Thursday, June 15, marks the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) twelfth annual National Dump the Pump Day, which encourages people to opt for public transportation rather than a personal car.

The APTA provides a number of reasons to use public transportation. In addition to offering environmental, economic, and community benefits, Austin’s public transportation system is an option for those wishing to avoid driving in Austin traffic or searching for parking, as well as for those who are visiting from out of town and do not have a car.

Whether you are among those participating in Dump the Pump Day, or if you use public transit any other day of the year, we invite you to make the Ransom Center a stop on your itinerary.

On Thursdays, including Dump the Pump Day, the Ransom Center’s galleries are open 10 a.m.–7 p.m., with exhibition tours offered at noon and 6 p.m. Admission is free. For information visit

The Ransom Center is located in close proximity to a number of bus lines. Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list. For more information about the Capital Metro public transportation system, including routes, fares, and itinerary planning tools, visit

  • 1 Metric/ S. Congress. Includes stops at the South Congress shopping district, and Edwards University.
  • 5 Woodrow/ South 5th. Includes stops at the Elisabet Ney Museum and the Long Center.
  • 18 MLK, Jr./ Enfield. Includes stops at the Austin Community College Rio Grande campus and the Frank Erwin Center
  • 20 Manor Riverside. Includes stops at the LBJ Library and Museum and Historic Sixth Street District
  • “Flyer” routes serve Manchaca, South Central, South Mopac, Dove Springs, and Oak Hill areas, as well as the airport (103, 110, 111, 127, 171, 100).
  • University of Texas shuttle routes serve the greater campus area.
  • “MetroRapid” routes along the North Lamar/South Congress and Burnet/South Lamar corridors (801, 803).
  • Express routes serve the Leander/Lakeline and Manor/Elgin areas, including Park & Ride centers (987, 990).
  • Connector 465 connects MetroRail riders from the MLK Station to campus.


Lynda cohalla

ENjoyed our visit last month

Lynda cohalla

Enjoyed our visit last month, guide was excellent

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