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August 2009 - Posts

Meet the Terra Cotta Warrior who Escaped
The Houston Museum of Natural Science 's extraordinary exhibit of China's terra cotta warriors has been attracting thousands of visitors who have viewed these historical finds - exhibited for the first time outside of China. Fourteen life-size Read More...
Renwick Riders Satisfied with New Route
Riders of the 32 Renwick Crosstown said they were satisfied with the service METRO rolled out in June. Most of the respondents to a survey conducted on July 21, 23 and 28 said they were riding the 32 Renwick Crosstown to travel from work to home. Sixty-one Read More...
Driverless Taxis to Operate at Heathrow
Imagine stepping into a taxi or a bus and getting to your destination - without a driver. If that sounds futuristic, the future is coming soon to London's Heathrow Airport . These futuristic driverless vehicles are being tested now at Heathrow where Read More...
Ride Transit & Text Away
A Midwest transit agency is trying to lure new riders with a simple but powerful benefit: "U txt. We drive." The new marketing campaign was unveiled by SouthWest Transit , a Minnesota-based agency that serves Eden Prairie, Chanhassen and Chaska. Read More...
METRO Introduces Swiftline
Starting next Monday, commuters who travel between the Texas Medical Center and the Southeast Transit Center will have a faster way to get there. It's called TMC Swiftline, METRO's newest express service. The 426 TMC Swiftline will have five stops Read More...
FTA Approves Final Design on Light-Rail Lines
Good news in our plans to build the North and Southeast lines: The Federal Transit Administration has just approved our Final Design on these two lines. This approval means we have just completed the final prerequisite toward entering something called Read More...
Meet Abuelita: A Fun & Sassy Grandma who Rides METRO
If you tune in to any of the Spanish-language TV or radio stations, chances are you've met Abuelita, our newest fan of METRO. She's a fun, smart grandma who gets around the city - intrepidly- by riding METRO. "Abuelita" is our campaign Read More...
The Greening of METRO
Fox News is doing it. So is the Wall Street Journal. Dupont and British Petroleum and NBC Universal are, too. They are all going green and helping the environment. Read more here from ABC News. Count METRO as a company taking big steps to go green, too. Read More...
Bike Transit Center: A Dream for Riders
Washington-area commuters who use bicycles as their main mode of transportation will soon have a much fancier place to park their bikes. A $4 million Bike Transit Center is scheduled to open in October next to Union Station and will feature 150 enclosed Read More...
Using Cell Phones on the Road
When a Boston trolley rear-ended another trolley in May, sending 49 people to the hospital, the cause turned out to be texting. The 24-year-old conductor was texting his girlfriend, reported the Boston Globe . Last September, a Metrolink engineer in the Read More...
What's Your Solution to Clean Air?
Imagine this: You just landed a new job at the Texas Medical Center, but you are dreading the long trek from your home out in Katy. Instead, you decide you'll share a ride - not just to save money but to keep our environment cleaner by keeping one Read More...
Pithy Quotes on the London Subway
Three million passengers a day ride the London subway, known as the Tube or the Underground. And one prize-winning artist has found a way to weave art and poetry into those rides to help break up what he calls the monotony of train announcements, reports Read More...
METRO Police to Get Federal Money
The METRO Police Department will be hiring eight officers and buying two - two four-legged officers, that is - thanks to federal stimulus funds it was awarded last week. MPD was one of 15 transit agencies nationwide selected to receive money from a $78 Read More...
Watch Documentary on What Makes METRO Move
If you're one of the hundreds of commuters who rides METRO, you probably climb on-board, settle in your seat and never think twice about what keeps the buses and trains running. And that's the way it should be - a seamless, safe ride for you. Read More...