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July 2009 - Posts

Meeting Notices on the Web
You may have seen the story and editorial in the Houston Chronicle this week about METRO's practice of posting our working committee sessions in our lobby at 1900 Main St. and at the Harris County Civil Courthouse, but not on the Web. Below is METRO's Read More...
Documentary Highlights Path to Rail
Establishing light rail in Houston has been a long and rocky road - but with the recent celebrations of the North and Southeast groundbreakings, we are one step closer to achieving real choices for commuters. Our documentary this week traces the path Read More...
New Trains to Better Accommodate Crowds
Fast forward to 2012. Step on a METRO train, and you should be boarding a new CAF USA train with six doors on one side and one level from front to back. Find out more cool features of these new trains - including the so-called Jacuzzi seat - from METRO's Read More...
METRO's Warrior Trains
Step on a train, and you may meet an ancient Chinese warrior. Three of our trains now sport a huge decal wrapped on the front, showcasing one of the terra cotta warriors now on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science . The trains were wrapped Read More...
Texas T-Bone: It's Not a Steak
Texas is ready for its T-Bone, and it's not a steak. It's the corridor of a proposed high-speed rail that would connect Houston - via College Station - to Temple, with that branch linking to Dallas-Ft. Worth, Austin and San Antonio. And Texas Read More...
On TV: Highlights of Groundbreaking Ceremonies
If you missed METRO's gala celebration last Monday of the two groundbreaking ceremonies (Southeast and North corridors) and the finale at Minute Maid Park's Union Station, check out our documentary. Highlights of all three celebrations are featured Read More...
METRO Breaks Ground on Two Light-rail Lines
A life-sized model of METRO's new train took center stage at Minute Maid Park's Union Station on Monday as officials celebrated the groundbreaking of the Southeast and North Corridors. METRO Chairman David S. Wolff emceed the grand celebration, Read More...
Hear What Experts Say on Regional Transit
Summertime is beach time, and if you've trekked to Galveston wishing you didn't have to fight traffic on I-45, regional transit is the answer. Just how we can most effectively connect Harris County to its surrounding seven counties with regional Read More...
Ride METRO for Discount to Warriors
Look around your bus or train, and you'll see warriors - terra cotta soldiers from ancient China. Starting today, you'll find a $10-off coupon in brochures on the buses and trains for the Houston Museum of Natural Science's exhibit , "Terra Read More...
Derailment Blamed on Human Error
METRO has identified the cause of a derailment that occurred on June 16. The incident occurred 27 minutes past midnight during a training exercise with only an instructor and two trainees on board. There were no injuries. An independent investigation Read More...
Watch Us on TV: Ready to Respond
If you are one of the 400,000 commuters who ride our transit system every day, you will be happy to know the METRO Police Department is ready to respond to any emergency that may occur. That's the subject of the METRO documentary that airs tonight Read More...