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February 2012 - Posts

Reliant Offers Free Rides
If you are going to the rodeo on Black Heritage Day or Go Tejano Day , you can ride METRORAIL free, thanks to Reliant. Black Heritage Day is Friday, March 2. Go Tejano Day is Sunday, March 11. Read More...
METRO Marketing Nabs Awards
METRO won two silver awards last Saturday at the American Advertising Federation ADDY awards ceremony. We won for the gas pump piñata and the STOP THINK train . A giant handmade piñata, in the shape of a gas pump, was displayed in our lobby Read More...
How to Find Parking at the Rodeo
Alabama , the two-time Grammy winning group, kicks offs the concert series tonight at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo , and if you are ready to round up your friends and enjoy some Dixieland delight, here are some parking tips. Avoid high parking Read More...
Free Rides
Want a free ride to the rodeo? Reliant is partnering with us to offer free rides on METRORail in March. Mark these dates on your calendar: Free METRORAIL rides on Friday, March 2, Black Heritage Day , and on Sunday, March 11, Go Tejano Day . And maybe Read More...
Train Picks Up Feathered Friend
An American bald eagle in our nation's capital got the royal treatment after workers noticed it trapped within the fence of the Blue Line in Alexandria, Vir. The bird apparently was suffering from a broken wing and could not free itself, reports The Read More...
Ride the Rail to Rodeo
Buckle up, riders! It's time for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo , and it's the perfect time to ride METRORail to avoid road gridlock. The World's Champion Bar-B-Que Contest is happening today and tomorrow with 300 cooking teams polishing Read More...
Frogs Bearing Flanges Come to EaDo
The following guest post was written by Margaret O'Brien-Molina, senior media specialist. Amazing progress as I look downtown and to the extensions being built to the Main St. (Red) Line . Amazing because it's happening fast, and amazing because Read More...
HOT Lanes Officially Launched
Yesterday, METRO officially launched its first HOT Lane (high occupancy toll), allowing solo drivers the option of paying a toll to drive on the HOV lanes (high occupancy vehicle). The first HOT Lane opened on I-45 South (Gulf Freeway). At Monday's Read More...
HOT Lanes Grand Opening
Next Monday, Feb. 20, METRO's first HOT Lane will officially be launched with a grand opening that includes a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a parade of art cars. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Eastwood Transit Center at 4400 Read More...
School Kids Pedal Their Own Bus
The big yellow school bus is a familiar icon across America. But can you imagine a giant, multi-seat yellow school bicycle? That's what some Dutch students are using to get to school. In a land where cyclists abound, this bicycle school bus is powered Read More...
Men in Boxers at a METRO Bus Stop
On a sunny Valentine's Day yesterday, motorists and pedestrians were startled to see handsome men dressed in boxers only - and a tie draped on a bare muscled chest - right in front of a METRO bus stop at Smith and Ruthven Streets. The men were part Read More...
Grateful Hearts on Valentine's Day
Happy Valentine's Day, riders! That was our early-morning greeting as dozens of employees - including METRO's President & CEO George Greanias and Board Chairman Gilbert Garcia - handed out Valentine's Day cards and thanked our patrons Read More...
METRO Goes to the Rodeo
It's that time of year for some boot-kicking, fun times at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLS&R), and METRO can help get you there. We'll be running a shuttle service, along with extended METRORail service. On Feb. 24 and 25, the HLS&R Read More...
Ready, Set, Go HOT Lanes
Next Monday, Feb. 13, you'll be able to drive on our first HOT Lane. This is our soft launch of the lane along I45-South (Gulf Freeway). HOT Lanes will allow solo drivers to drive in an HOV Lane -but for a toll. You'll need an authorized toll Read More...
Car Sharing for City Employees
City of Boston employees will soon be using a new car-sharing program that partners with Zipcar, the Cambridge, MA-based car-sharing network. City-owned cars will be configured with Zipcar's car-sharing technology, helping the city reduce costs and Read More...
Sprucing Up East End with Art
METRO's new light-rail line in the East End is transforming the neighborhood. With METRO building the East End Line (Green Line ) and the new Dynamo Stadium cropping up in the East End, The Greater East End Management District decided this was a great Read More...
House Cuts Funding to Mass Transit
Bad news is brewing in Congress for public transportation. The House of Representatives last Friday approved a plan that would slash mass transit funds. The House Ways and Means Committee passed a plan that would stop a provision in the Highway Trust Read More...
METRORail Service to Be Interrupted
This Saturday, if you're downtown enjoying one of the museums or restaurants, be aware that our rail service will be interrupted. All rail stations will be closed on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 5 a.m. to 6 pm. Reason? Construction at Texas Children's Read More...
More Light Rail Coming to Town
The Southeast and East End lines are under construction. Want to see what's happening on the Southeast Line ? Click here to see pictures on our Facebook page. The Southeast Line, or Purple Line, begins in downtown Houston and runs along Capitol and Read More...