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November 2010 - Posts

The Grinch Who Rode METRO Before He Stole Christmas
TUTS cast members of Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Who Stole Christmas! The Musical rode the train this morning, delighting both passengers and employees, who handed out holiday ornaments with wildflower seeds. Rob Fritsche, senior copywriter/producer, went Read More...
The Grinch & Whoville to Ride METRORail
Come join the fun on a METRORail train that will be transformed into a little bit of Whoville tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. Cast members from Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! TheMusical - along with METRO executives - will be riding the rail and Read More...
METRO Official Appointed Urban League Director
METRO's Terence Fontaine, group vice president, has been selected to serve on the board of the Houston Area Urban League . Fontaine will be officially installed on Dec. 1 for his four-year term. "I have a certain affinity for the Houston Area Read More...
Happy Thanksgiving
As we head out to to Grandma's house or the airport, remember this is the busiest travel day of the year. So stay safe, be patient in traffic - and remember to count your blessings. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Read More...
"Talking" Buses Warn Pedestrians
If you are walking down the street in our nation's capital, be prepared to hear "talking" buses. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is testing a new safety warning device that automatically sounds a voice alert when Read More...
Stopping Diabetes: One Step at a Time
Today's post was written by guest blogger Margaret O'Brien-Molina, senior media specialist. METRO staff and their families headed for downtown's Minute Maid Park Saturday morning to lend a hand to nearly 24 million Americans - children and Read More...
Winning the Gold in Transparency
The NEW METRO has just earned the Gold award in the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle program, launched by the Comptroller of Public Accounts. The program, started a year ago, spotlights local government agencies that are open and accountable to the Read More...
A Turtle Speaks Out Against Texting While Driving
Swifty, the turtle, is working hard to get the attention of city hall . Swifty is a cartoon turtle, a steady plodder who sometimes might poke his head out of his shell, sometimes not. He's the creation of retired editorial cartoonist Clyde Peterson, Read More...
Get a Discount on the Grinch
If you have kids, Dr. Seuss is probably a favorite bedtime read, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas is no exception in our household. It's a fun, read-aloud book - as well as a heart-warming message, no matter what time of year. Now you can take the Read More...
Hero on Wheels: Officer Helps Confused, Elderly Lady
Not all of our heroes drive a bus. Sometimes, they drive a patrol car. Meet our latest hero in blue. Officer Cynthia Pryor was on patrol when she got a call from dispatch on a recent Tuesday night: A disoriented, elderly lady was on a bus and didn't Read More...
Train Service to Be Interrupted on Saturday
Those of you traveling early Saturday morning will face a scheduled service interruption on METRORail, due to construction for the Texas Children's Hospital. On Saturday, Nov. 13 from 5 a.m. to noon, two-car trains will operate only on the southbound Read More...
A Salute to Our Veterans
To the more than 23 million living veterans who have served our country, we salute you on Veterans Day. Thank you for making sacrifices so that we can all live in freedom. Celebrate at the city's downtown Veterans Day parade honoring veterans. The Read More...
Free Job Fair
If you're among the 8.1 percent of people unemployed in Texas, here's some good news: Attend a job fair this Saturday, Nov. 13. The Southeast Community Job Fair is free and open to the public. It will be conducted at Houston Community College Read More...
Greanias Asks Business Community for Support
George Greanias , METRO's president & CEO, asked leaders of the Houston business community to support public transit and to support METRO. He made those remarks today at a luncheon sponsored by the Greater Houston Partnership , a network of the Read More...
Top DART Executive Sings to BART Commuters
The top executive of the Dallas transit system stood on a San Francisco train platform this morning and crooned to commuters, making good on a bet when the Texas Rangers lost the World Series to the Giants . Gary C. Thomas, president and executive director Read More...
FTA Awards METRO Grant for Clean-Fuel Technology
METRO is among the 63 innovative transit agencies nationwide chosen by the Federal Transit Administration to receive money for cutting-edge projects that promote clean-fuel technology and reduces energy consumption. METRO received $2.23 million to purchase Read More...
Artist Sketches Portraits on Train
New York subway riders may be getting their portrait sketched without knowing it. Eric Molinsky passes the time on his commute by sketching riders on his iPhone. Molinsky told NBC New York he's been sketching people all his life and loves the characters Read More...
Survey Shows High-Speed Rail a Popular Option
Nearly two-thirds of Americans recently surveyed said they would definitely or probably use high-speed rail service for business or leisure travel if they had that option. That's according to a survey released last week by the American Public Transportation Read More...
Update on University Line
Today's post was written by Margaret O'Brien-Molina, media relations specialist for the rail expansion program. Neartown residents gathered at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on West Alabama Saturday morning to hear about development coming Read More...