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May 2009 - Posts

METRO Introduces Quickline Service
METRO introduced the agency's signature bus service to the media and public officials today at a special event that showcased its new blue-wrapped buses, along with a dance from local elementary students. "The icons of American businesses are Read More...
METRO's Heyday: Stars Are Aligned Just Right
Finally. Everything is in place for METRO to forge ahead and make real progress building transit in the region. That's what the Houston Chronicle said in an editorial published on May 22. The editorial lists the ways METRO is ready to roll with its Read More...
Joining the Mayor on Bike-to-Work Day
On National Bike Day, 10 members of Team METRO, along with other Houstonians, joined Mayor Bill White, biking from Memorial park to city hall downtown. About 300 cyclists pedaled the 15-mile route, making it a leisurely and conversational event. The ride Read More...
Champion Cyclist Tells How to Tour de Office
For the past two years, Hao Le has traded four wheels for two to get to work four days out of five. It's a 90-minute, 20-mile ride, but for this passionate biker, the commute is pure bliss. Le, a METRO senior attorney, is a competitive racer who says Read More...
Investing in Public Transit Creates "Green Jobs"
When money is spent investing in public transit, the result creates jobs that put the people who have been hit hardest back to work. A new study by the Economic Development Research Group , commissioned by the American Public Transportation Association Read More...
In-Pavement Red Lights Increase Safety
If you've driven downtown lately around the Red Line on Main Street, you've noticed strips of blinking red lights set in the pavement. The flashing markers light up when the traffic signal turns red - alerting drivers that intersections along Read More...
Bunnies in the Bushes
A family of bunnies has been making its home in the grasslands at the Texas Medical Center Transit Center. These are no ordinary bunnies. They are topiary bunnies designed to catch your eye and remind you of our new Quickline Signature bus service - the Read More...
FastFleet Helps Public Sector Manage Fleets
Government agencies are always looking for ways to cut costs and to do more with less. Now there's a new way to save money on fleet vehicles. FastFleet by Zipcar was introduced last month for public sector agencies and universities, and the company Read More...
METRO's Position on Swine Flu
The World Health Organization said today that the number of confirmed cases of swine flu worldwide is 331. The total here in the United States is 141, including 28 cases in Texas. As you're riding the rail and buses, confined in close spaces, you Read More...