For CapMetro rider Maiya Mercedes, price determines which bus she takes. Three MetroRapid buses passed while Mercedes waited in 100-plus temperatures for a cheaper local bus to arrive. She says she'll only pay $2 for the local route instead of $3 for MetroRapid.
"I think it was really just marketing and trying to supposedly make the transportation better, but they're just trying to get more money," Mercedes said.
See also the Reddit post when the 801 began running for more opinions of riders of the new line: