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October 2012 - Posts

Be Safe on Halloween Night
Halloween is a night of candy and dress-up – and most kids find it one of the most exciting nights of the year. But unfortunately, it can also be the most dangerous night for youngsters. On average, twice as many child pedestrians are killed while Read More...
General Mobility Educational Message
Got just a minute? Hear what George Greanias, our president & CEO, has to say about an important choice you can make on November 6. When you step into the voting booth and scroll to the bottom of the ballot, you'll see the 2012 Referendum on the Read More...
In Memory of Howard Horne
Howard Horne , the first chairman of METRO, died on Oct. 25. He was 86. Horne was instrumental in leading the campaign to create a regional transit authority - and when it was time to find a chairman of the new Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris Read More...
Service Interruption
There will be an interruption in rail service this weekend. Starting tonight at 8:30 p.m. through Sunday, Oct. 28, midnight, there will be no rail service between the UH-Downtown and Downtown Transit Center stations. The interruption is due to construction Read More...
Students Create Transit Solution for Seniors
Everyone's got a senior in his or her life - and if you're lucky, you'll be one, too. That was the message to the METRO Board of Directors today, as a group of seven students brought their ideas for public transit designed just for seniors. Read More...
Got Another Minute? Here's George
George Greanias, METRO's president and CEO, talks about a factoid you may have seen on our trains and buses - a fact that may surprise you on how many downtown employees ride METRO. Find out what he's highlighting this week from our "highlighter" Read More...
Career Day at Longfellow
Dozens of young students boarded a METRO bus this morning for a customized tour and learned what it's like to build a career as a bus operator and a train operator. It was Career Day at Longfellow Elementary School , an HISD magnet school for the Read More...
Meet METRO at Fall Festivals
Two fall festivals coming up this weekend will give you a chance to meet METRO staff and learn more about our transit services. On Saturday, Oct. 27, head out to Independence Heights Historic Square and Park where residents will be celebrating their rich Read More...
Highlighting the Referendum
In 18 days, voters will choose how they will vote on METRO's referendum. Need more information about the referendum? Read our web pages for the facts and videos. Read More...
Got a Minute? Here's George
METRO President & CEO George Greanias launches a video today on our website, a brief chat to update you on METRO's latest happenings. These video messages will be about a minute and will highlight what's happening at the agency to support Read More...
METRO Welcomes New Train No. 201 to Fleet
This morning, METRO unveiled its newest train - No. 201 - at a press conference at the Rail Operations Center, making it the agency's first new train in almost a decade. Gilbert Garcia , METRO board chairman, said the light-rail Siemens S70 represents Read More...
Free Rides on the Train
This Sunday, take advantage of free rides for all patrons of METRORail , courtesy of Reliant . Watch the Houston Texans play against the Green Bay Packers , and avoid traffic gridlock by parking at Fannin South Park & Ride for only $15 and then enjoy Read More...
East End Line Gets First Station Canopy
Take a drive through the eastern part of town, and you'll see signs of METRO's first light-rail station for the East End Line, a 3.3-mile line with six stations that runs from downtown along Harrisburg to the Magnolia Park Transit Center. At the Read More...
New Train Arrives
Our new train has arrived - all 98,500 pounds. Light-rail vehicle 201 will be tested and put into service, joining our Siemens S70 fleet. This Siemens S70 will be our 19 th train, and the first new rail car for the system in almost nine years. Our fleet Read More...
Award-winning Madness
A poster calling for METRO riders to "Embrace the Madness" won first place honors from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). More than 500 entries competed this year in the categories of print, electronic media, campaigns, social Read More...
METRO Helps Build Urban Garden
METRO employees are joining thousands of volunteers from Starbucks this weekend to clean up a lot in Houston's Fifth Ward and help build a community garden. Starbucks is in town for its annual conference, and it always chooses a community project Read More...
Boston's Bike-Sharing Program a Hit
Boston's always been known for being a compact, walkable city, but today, it was singled out as being a fabulous biking city with its Hubway Bike Sharing program. On his blog Fast Lane , Ray LaHood, the nation's top transportation official, praised Read More...
New Rush-hour Service
If you live in Katy and work near the Galleria, here's good news: METRO has just started rush-hour Park & Ride service between Kingsland Park & Ride and Uptown. The 285 Kingsland/Uptown will operate via Kingsland Park & Ride, Northwest Read More...
Viva METRO!
METRO kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month with a celebration inside the HEB Mi Tienda store the weekend of September 15 and 16, encouraging shoppers to Viva METRO with a METRO Q® Fare Card . Hispanic Heritage Month started on Sept. 15 and runs through Read More...
National Night Out Tomorrow
Tomorrow night, METRO police will be attending events at city-area schools, parks, community centers and transit centers to promote a neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships for a safer nation. Oct. 2 is the 29 th Annual National Night Out Read More...