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June 2012 - Posts

Fourth of July Schedule
If you're taking a bus or train next Wednesday celebrating Independence Day, please take note of our holiday schedule. METRO buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on July 4. METRORail will operate on a Saturday schedule. Other services that will Read More...
Houston Gets Grant for Bike Paths
Imagine hopping on a bike and riding from Third Ward to the Medical Center. That will soon be possible, thanks to a $15 million grant awarded to Houston by the U.S. Department of Transportation. This TIGER grant (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Read More...
Getting Around with Greenlink
If you want to explore downtown but are a little intimidated by parking and traffic, here's a wonderful solution. Now there's a free, easy and convenient way to get around. It's the Greenlink, a shuttle bus you hop on and off as it travels Read More...
METRO Honored with a Budget of Distinction
Budgets are usually laborious books of charts and columns - not exactly go-to reading by choice. But some budgets are so elegantly written and presented, they are worthy of an award. METRO recently received an award for its FY2012 Business Plan & Read More...
Lunching Along the Rail
Ride the rail at lunch time and you'll find lots of hot spots to grab a bite - from big bowls of fresh salads topped with pulled pork to tablecloth-covered tables with exquisite desserts. Check out today's Houston Press - complete with a map and Read More...
Progress on the Purple Line
We're making steady progress on the Purple Line (Southeast Line). Another traffic signal along the line is active at the University of Houston entrance #6. The Purple Line will have 11 stations, starting downtown and traveling southeast along Capitol Read More...
Be Prepared During Hurricane Season
Baseball-sized hail pummeled Dallas on Wednesday in a freak storm - a reminder that we are in the season of severe weather. And today, Hurricane Carlotta is forming off the western coast of Mexico. We are 15 days into our six-month hurricane season, and Read More...
Transit Academy on METRO Matters TV
Take a listen to the latest episode of METRO Matters , and find out how our inaugural class performed at the METRO Transit Academy. Karen Marshall, director of Community Outreach, tells why we started a Transit Academy, who's eligible to attend the Read More...
Special Board Meeting on Referendum
You're invited to attend a special board meeting to tell METRO what you think about the agency's General Mobility Program (GMP) and the upcoming referendum. The board meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in METRO's Read More...
Construction Boom on the Rail
Construction is booming along METRORail's three new lines. Along the Southeast (Purple) Line, you'll notice a new traffic signal at the corner of Cortelyou and MLK. When completed, the Purple Line will begin in downtown Houston and travel to Palm Read More...
METRORail Pours Concrete Along Southeast Line
This morning, METRORail crossed another threshold, and the move literally paves the way for further progress on the Southeast/Purple Light-Rail Line. Construction crews placed 500 cubic yards of fresh concrete to form new roadway along a section of the Read More...