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July 2012 - Posts

Say Goodbye to Traffic
Commuters on US-59 South now have another option for getting to their destinations. METRO Hot Lanes have officially opened today on the Southwest freeway. METRO's High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes (HOV Lanes) have been enhanced to give solo drivers the Read More...
Finding Deals Along the Rail
Every day, thousands of commuters ride the 7.5- mile Red Line on Main Street, traveling from UH-Downtown to Fannin South. But for those of you who have never boarded the train, did you know there are free deals you can enjoy - from beautiful art to decadent Read More...
Building the Purple Line
A picture is worth a thousand words, so take a look at three great photos of our progress on the Purple Line - the Southeast Line. Click here to go to our Facebook page and check it out - "like" us while you're there. The Purple Line will Read More...
Bus Operator Helps Blind Patron
Lowell Williams has been driving a bus for METRO for about 14 years. He loves being on the road and helping people. "I'm fine with the traffic; I'm fine with the weather. I'm a native Houstonian," says the 61-year-old driver. "I Read More...
Fed Gives Millions for Buses
Another financial boost for METRO. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is giving $787 million to fund 255 projects in 48 states - and all of that is for buses and bus facilities. Congress appropriated gas tax funds through the Federal Transit Read More...
Tell Us What You Think
METRO is proposing to adopt an official "Major Service Change" policy. This policy will define what a major service change is, how these changes should be analyzed and how they should be conveyed to the public for review and comment. Take a Read More...
Ride METRO to Huge Dinosaur Discount
One of the top 10 attended museums nationwide just got better - and METRO is helping you get there and experience it at a big discount. The Houston Museum of Natural Science has just opened its world-class paleontology hall . One of the most dynamic paleo Read More...
Your Time to Speak
METRO is scheduled to conduct a public hearing at noon on Friday, July 20, on proposed service changes. The hearing, in the board room at 1900 Main, will be on proposed services changes that would be effective August 26. These changes include adding and Read More...
RideStore Gets Mini-Makeover
The next time you visit our RideStore at 1900 Main, you'll see new directional signs hanging from the ceiling. Designed to mimic signs at an airport, they are color-coded and have text in both Spanish and English. We hope these signs will give our Read More...
Community Meetings on General Mobility
You're invited to attend a community meeting on the General Mobility Program (GMP) referendum. There's a meeting tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ripley House Neighborhood Center at 4410 Navigation. If you can't make that one, come on Read More...
Retired Nurse Cares for Bus Shelter, Cemetery
A retired 81-year-old school nurse has spent the past seven years tending to abandoned graves in an African-American cemetery whose entrance was obstructed with overgrown weeds and brush. And she's been cleaning up the bus shelter in front of the Read More...
Keeping Cool with METRO
In Houston's signature Fourth of July event, METRO kept festival-goers cool with two air-conditioned "cooling buses," available for folks to take a break from the heat and pick up info on transit. The Freedom Over Texas annual event, the Read More...
Six Miles Down
METRO is building three light-rail lines - and to date, we've laid down six miles on all three. Six miles is equivalent to 64,000 linear feet of track in the ground - leaving nine miles to go. Ten light-rail stations are now under construction. We'll Read More...
Paris Offers Futuristic Bus Stop
Imagine waiting at a bus stop - and sipping coffee, checking out a library book, or surfing the Web with free WiFi. If you're in Paris, a new bus stop with all these bells and whistles is being tested for five months, outside the busy Gare de Lyon Read More...