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February 2009 - Posts

METRO Wins ADDY Awards
For actors, winning an Oscar is the pinnacle of their career. For marketing and advertising guys, it's the ADDY award. Last Saturday, the American Advertising Association Houston conducted its local awards ceremony - and METRO garnered six local awards. Read More...
METRO's Share of Economic Stimulus Package
METRO's portion of the federal economic stimulus package is expected to be $92 million. METRO has identified a list of priority projects that may be advanced to spend that money. We are working with the Houston-Galveston Area Council to finalize the Read More...
Most Riders Satisfied with METRO
The first customer satisfaction survey in a decade shows that overall, most of our riders are completely or mostly satisfied with METRO. The survey was presented to METRO's board of directors today. Representative sampling of 827 interviews were conducted Read More...
METRO Extends Hours for Rodeo Crowd
It's almost time to don boots, spurs and cowboy hats and have fun enjoying the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo where you can see everything from calf scrambles to champion llamas and bulls. The rodeo will be held from March 3 to 22 at Reliant Read More...
Billions Set Aside for Public Transit Projects
When President Obama signs the economic stimulus package tomorrow, it will release $787 billion in federal funding to cities and states already scrambling for their share of the money. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed by Congress last Read More...
METRO Matters: Booking METROLift Trips on the Web
METRO schedules about 5,000 trips every day for people with disabilities. And we have just made it easier for people with disabilities to book their trips by going on-line. Our latest edition of METRO Matters features Art Jackson, director of transportation Read More...
Cypress Park & Ride Wins Industry Award
When our first Park & Ride garage opened in Cypress in 2007, many of you living in Cypress were excited to have convenient, covered parking that would soon be surrounded by restaurants and retail shops. Today, those shops include Divine Wine Bar, Read More...
Move Over or Slow Down
What do you do when you pass a police car with flashing lights on the shoulder lane, giving a motorist a ticket? If you're in the lane next to the officer, you need to vacate that lane, if possible. If you can't move, you need to slow to a speed Read More...
METRO Adds Routes to Google Transit
If you've logged onto our Web since last Friday, you may have noticed an addition to our Trip Planner icon on the right side of our home page: Google Transit . We have just joined some 70 other transit agencies partnering with Google Transit to embed Read More...
BART Commuters to Enjoy High-Speed Wi-Fi
Imagine pulling out your laptop and writing e-mail or surfing the Web - all while you are commuting on a system of 104 miles of track. San Francisco area commuters will be able to do just that in the near future, going on-line while riding the rail or Read More...
How Businesses Can Benefit From Southeast Light-Rail Line
If you're a local business owner in southeast Houston, you'll want to join METRO for an informational luncheon on how you can benefit from the Southeast light-rail line construction. METRO Solutions Communities in Motion and the Greater Southeast Read More...
METRO's K-9 Teams Win Top Awards
METRO's K-9 dog teams captured top honors at a recent regional competition that showcased the dogs' drug and bomb-detecting abilities, along with their obedience skills. For the first time since METRO started its K-9 unit in 1998, METRO won two Read More...
Turn to METRO Responds for Helpful Resource
On a beautiful, sunny day like today, a hurricane is most likely the farthest thing from most people's minds. But, like the dreaded tax due date, hurricane season is around the corner.The season starts 16 weeks and three days from today - June 1 and Read More...
Transcript of Today's Web Chat Hosted by John Sedlak
Today at noon, we conducted a lunchtime Web chat with John Sedlak, executive vice president at METRO and our No. 2 guy here. Frank J. Wilson, our president & CEO, was scheduled to host the chat. He had to fly to Washington today for an unexpected Read More...
Casinos Build & Operate Private Trains to Lure Customers
Call it the "if you build it, they will come" mentality. Three Atlantic City casinos want more trains to bring New Yorkers to their tables, so they purchased their own trains and worked out a deal with New Jersey Transit and the Casino Reinvestment Read More...