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April 2012 - Posts

City Launches Bike Sharing Program
Starting on Wednesday, if you live or work downtown, you'll be able to hop on a bike when you need it and return it when you're done. The city of Houston is launching a bike sharing program called B Cycle . It joins San Antonio, making it the Read More...
Public Meeting on Service Changes
METRO has scheduled a public meeting on Monday, April 30, on proposed service changes slated for June 10. The public meeting will be in the board room at 1900 Main St. at noon. Click here to read details of the proposed changes. Here's your chance Read More...
Houston and Surrounding Counties Want More Public Transit
A game changer is happening, according to a wide-ranging survey that examines respondents' attitudes about everything from transit to ethnic relations. The Kinder Houston Area Survey , started in 1982 by Dr. Stephen Klineberg, a sociology professor Read More...
Support Businesses Along the Rail
METRORail wants to not only help you get from Point A to Point B, it also wants to connect people and communities. One way to do this is to explore the businesses along the rail. Check out our business directory where you can search by line ( North Line Read More...
Taking Care of Our Earth
This Sunday is Earth Day. The first official Earth Day occurred on April 22, 1970. Those were the days of leaded gasoline in our V-8 sedans, smokestacks belching smoke and sludge and the environment simply not being on the radar screen of many Americans. Read More...
Buses with Three Doors
Like Monty Hall on Let's Make a Deal , who points to Doors No. 1, 2 and 3 for participants to select, New York commuters can now choose to exit through one of three doors on certain long buses with an accordion-like middle. The Metropolitan Transportation Read More...
Your Career Starts at METRO
METRO is in the market for new employees. We are now hiring part-time bus operators and diesel mechanics. Part-time bus operators will start earning $15 an hour for up to 33 hours a week. Diesel mechanics (Bus Repair A qualification) will immediately Read More...
Multi-Agency Sting Operation on Rail & Bus Successful
CORRECTION: Bag checks did not occur. Please see note in comments section below. 4/24/12 In an unprecedented approach that involved four law enforcement agencies - including federal agents - METRO launched a national BusSafe pilot program last Friday Read More...
A Beautiful Day for Biking to Work
Ten members of the METRO Cycling Club joined hundreds of other Houstonians, who biked from various starting points to City Hall this morning. Mayor Annise Parker welcomed the bicyclists and declared today Bike-to-Work Day. She also demonstrated how easy Read More...
Fed Funds Austin's New Rapid Bus Service
If you enjoy visiting Austin , you'll soon find less congested streets. Austin's about to get new rapid bus service that includes building 40 bus stations and buying 40 clean-diesel buses that will run on a 37.5 mile route on streets parallel Read More...
Ride Your Bike to Work on Friday
This Friday, April 13, is national Bike-to-Work Day. So if you've got a bike, dust it off, grab a helmet and join your office colleagues for a two-wheel ride into the office. There will be multiple starting points throughout the city - and everyone Read More...
Sizing It Right For Your Kid
Most parents think they have their child strapped in the right-sized car seat. But they don't. That's according to a new safety campaign being launched by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) . Three out of four kids are Read More...
METRO's Top Officials to Speak at Procurement Conference
If you are the owner of a small business enterprise, or a veteran, or in the construction or hospitality industry, you'll want to attend the "Go There" Government Procurement Connections conference at the George R. Brown Convention Center Read More...
Celebrate Earth Day with METRO
Join us in celebrating with a party for our planet at the Waste Management Earth Day Houston Festival this Saturday, April 7, at Discovery Green , a downtown park. Presented by Air Alliance Houston , the event is free and open to the public. METRO will Read More...
Finalized Station Names
Want to see what the finalized station names will be on our new light-rail lines under construction? New York has its SoHo , Houston will have its EaDo/Stadium station on the East End Line (Green Line). You'll also get a hint of our city's history Read More...
Avoid Distracted Driving
One text or call could wreck it all. That's the message from the traffic safety community, as it promotes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. States from coast to coast are engaged in this safety fight, writes the nation's top transportation Read More...
East Aldine Route Comes Back
This morning, the 59 Aldine Mail Crosstown bus began service again, the result of our partnering with the East Aldine District . The event was marked by district and METRO officials, along with community leaders, gathering for photos to celebrate. The Read More...