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July 2011 - Posts

Another Chance at Luck
Shoppers on the east side of town who venture into the Sellers Brothers grocery store tomorrow will be greeted by a live radio remote by the Mega 101 Cruiser, along with METRO staff passing out METRO Money and scratch-off loteria tickets, giving people Read More...
Greanias in the News
You may have heard or read in the news about what happened to George Greanias, our president & CEO. Click here to read more. Read More...
Summer Camper Produces Award-winning Film on METRO
Assignment: Produce a one-minute video on how to pollute Houston and then solve that problem. That was the challenge for 10-year-old Crystal Maldonado when she entered the video contest at her summer art camp, Talento Bilingue de Houston . Maldonado ended Read More...
Houston 3.0...A Holistic Approach to Transit
It's not too late to join Houston Tomorrow for a lively lunchtime discussion of the next era of transportation in our city. Houston Tomorrow is a nonprofit institute for research, education and discussion of urban issues. You'll get to see the Read More...
METRO Wins Accountability Award
Accountability counts, and for a huge government agency like METRO, it's an honor when others recognize those efforts. Tomorrow, METRO is expected to be recognized with the Accountability Champion award, presented by the Houston Minority Supplier Read More...
Here's Your Chance to Speak Out
Reminder: A public hearing is scheduled tomorrow at noon in our board room at 1900 Main (Main @ St. Joseph Parkway). This is when you can comment on our proposed service changes. We are proposing re-aligning some routes and extending others; adding outbound Read More...
My Solution Is....
In this car-centric city, it often seems that riding solo in a car is the only way to get around. In fact, nationwide, we take 1.1 billion trips a day - and 78 percent of those are solo drivers with empty seats. Now the Houston-Galveston Area Council Read More...
House Transport Bill Ignores Bikers, Walkers
A proposed House transport bill would no longer require states to invest 1.5 percent of federal funds to making walking and biking safer. In 1991, Congress took a multi-modal approach to investing in transportation, setting aside a sliver of federal funding Read More...
Winners on the 32 Renwick
Saturday morning shoppers who visited Sellers Brothers grocery store on the east side were greeted by the Mega 101 Cruiser and METRO staff, promoting our new Saturday service on the 32 Renwick Crosstown. Customers were given scratch-off loteria tickets, Read More...
Subways Remain Biggest Terrorist Threat
The new normal in New York City's underground subway system includes police officers with heavy body armor, high-powered rifles, radiation detectors the size of a smart phone, a police dog named Sabu and random bag checks. A decade after the 9/11 Read More...
More Discounts with the Q Card
We have two more reasons why you should love your Q Card. Two new businesses have joined our Q Star program in which you receive discounts and freebies simply by showing them your METRO Q® Fare Card. Houston Tamale Factory at 1205 Travis is offering Read More...
Public Hearing on Service Changes
We are planning to make some changes in our service in August to improve service - and we want to hear your comments on those proposed changes. A public hearing is scheduled on Tuesday, July 26, at noon in the board room at 1900 Main. The proposed changes Read More...
Blues on the Rail
Three actresses decked in 1930s garb sang the blues for unsuspecting METRORail riders this afternoon, prompting smiles, nods, cell phone pictures - and an impromptu solo by a music student who pulled his trumpet out to play a riff. It was all part of Read More...
A Little Blues on METRORail Platforms
Starting tomorrow at 1 p.m., you'll be able to enjoy scenes from The Ensemble Theatre's current production - right on our rail platforms. Cast members from Blues in the Night , a musical now playing at The Ensemble Theatre , will give riders a Read More...
London Marks One Year of Bike-share Program
In London's first year of operating a bike-share program, it has proven so popular that riders can't always find a bike, and when they finish their trip, often can't find a docking station. The program, Barclays Cycle Hire , has 6,000 bikes Read More...
More Benefits with the Q Card
Your METRO Q® Fare Card has more benefits than convenience and one free trip for every five. You can also get freebies and discounts at selected businesses along the rail. It's called the Q Star program - and you are automatically eligible for Read More...
New Location for Airport Direct
Airport Direct Has Moved Airport Direct has moved. You can now pick up our direct shuttle to IAH at the Downtown Transit Center on Travis at St. Joseph Parkway. Look for the bus stop located just outside the canopy. We have signs directing you. So, if Read More...
Name That Station
A few months ago, we gave you the chance to submit a name for one of our new rail stations. Now, we're inviting you to three open houses where we will unveil the finalists. Which name would be your choice for the light-rail station in your neighborhood? Read More...