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August 2008 - Posts

Katy HOV to Remain Open Due to Gustav
Earlier on this blog, we told you the Katy Freeway HOV lane would be closed on Labor Day. Gustav is changing that. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) is delaying the closing of the Katy HOV lane to Sept. 8, 2008, due to potential issues associated Read More...
Q Card Going Off-Line Tonight
The Q Card Web page will be shut down tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for maintenance. After 10 p.m., you'll be able to go on-line again, and add to your balance or check your balance. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your patience Read More...
Registering for Hurricane Transportation
Tropical Storm Gustav, already cutting a deadly swath across the Caribbean and headed toward the Gulf Coast, where it could morph to hurricane status, is a reminder that this Labor Weekend, we need to make sure we're prepared. For those of you who Read More...
METRO Matters: The Ins & Outs of Building Light-rail Lines
Our sixth edition of METRO Matters features Jim Cody, senior director of construction, who gives us details on exactly how we're building the five light-rail lines. Instead of the disruptive process that occurred when METRO built the Red Line on Main Read More...
Transcript of Today's Web Chat with John Sedlak
Today at noon, John Sedlak, METRO's executive vice president (our No. 2 guy), hosted a Web chat on the new services we are offering. We received great questions from you - thanks for chatting with us, everyone. See you again next month on Transit Read More...
Web Chat at Noon Today
Today, John Sedlak, executive vice president and our No. 2 guy, will host our August Web chat. The topic is new METRO services and regional transportation. Here's your chance to ask your questions of one of METRO's top experts - from noon to 1 Read More...
Boy Scouts Thank METRO for Use of P&R
Every year, many of us buy boxes of thin mints, shortbread and peanut butter cookies to help support the Girl Scouts . While the Girl Scouts sell cookies to raise funds, the Boy Scouts of Kingwood sell mulch to raise money. But to do that, the troops Read More...
Katy Freeway HOV Lane to Close on Labor Day
Attention carpoolers, vanpoolers and motorcyclists: You will no longer be able to use the HOV lane on the Katy Freeway, starting Monday, Sept. 1. That's when the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) will close the existing Katy Freeway High Read More...
Secretary of Transportation Blog Cites METRO as Model
METRO and its plan to build five light-rail lines have been showcased as a model for other cities to follow on the official blog of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters visited Houston, part Read More...
Next Web Chat Focuses on Signature Buses
Our next Web chat is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. The topic: Signature Bus service and regionalism. Next week, we're launching a new service that will kick existing service up a notch. The 402 Quickline Bellaire will feature Read More...
Transportation Secretary Touts Transit Reform; Easier for Houston to Get Transit Funds
Right now, it takes longer to get federal approval for local transit projects than it does to put a man on the moon. But if the Bush administration's reform proprosal passes, Houston, along with other cities, will be able to navigate a streamlined Read More...
Honoring a True Hero
By all accounts, Roger Stone of Clear Lake was a true hero. A safety officer aboard a 38-foot sailboat that capsized after water rushed inside its hull, Stone pushed two Texas A & M students to safety in June - and in the process, lost his own life. Read More...
Bus Drivers Get Inside Scoop with New Flat-screen TVs
When your job means you sit behind a wheel and navigate Houston traffic for most of the day, it's often hard to find out what's really going on at the office. Now METRO has come up with a new way to communicate with our some 2,000 bus operators Read More...
Westheimer Route to Be Renamed
Starting Sunday, Aug. 24, the 82 Westheimer bus route will get a new name and new number. The Sharpstown branch will be renumbered and renamed 81 Westheimer-Sharpstown-Hillcroft Transit Center. The West Oaks Branch will be renamed 82 Westheimer-West Oaks Read More...
METRO President & CEO Urges Asian Community to Get On Board
In the next four years, METRO expects to spend more than $2 billion to build five light-rail lines - and METRO wants Asian American companies to grab a piece of that business. That was the message today by METRO President & CEO Frank J. Wilson at Read More...
Share Your Solution to Clean Air
Despite Beijing's best efforts, air pollution became the center issue last week on the eve of the Olympics , when a grey haze cut visibility down to a mile. While Chinese officials struggle with cleaning up the air for athletes, half a world away, Read More...
Commute Calculator Compares Driving Costs to Taking Bus
If $4-a-gallon gasoline hasn't convinced you to try riding a bus to work yet, check out our Commute Calculator which debuted in May on our Web site. To find out how much it's costing you every month to drive to work, plug in the number of days Read More...