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November 2012 - Posts

Like What We Do? Don't Like It? Tell Us
We're looking for riders - and non-riders - to meet with us every three months and tell us what's right and what's wrong with METRO. The METRO Customer Advisory Committee consists of 16 members whose feedback helps us stay on track and stay Read More...
METRORail Reaches 95 Million Boardings
METRORail recorded its 95 millionth boarding on Oct. 13 - ahead of projections by about four years. The top 10 single-day ridership totals in METRO's history all involved the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - except for the Super Bowl XXXVIII in Read More...
METRO’S Spieler Re-Imagines Transit
If you don’t have lunch plans today, grab take-out or your brown bag and come hear METRO Board Member Christof Spieler discuss “A Livable Houston Initiative: Re-Imagining Houston’s Transit System. “ The event is free and open to Read More...
Calling All Bicyclists Who Ride METRO
Do you ride a bike and hop on a bus or train? We'd love for you to participate in a focus group to brainstorm strategies that would make it easier to bike and ride. METRO and the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) are seeking input from bicyclists Read More...
TUTS Offers Discounts to METRO Riders
Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) presents Cathy Rigby performing in Peter Pan , the story of the boy who never wants to grow up. Now you can discover the magic of Neverland with discounted tickets. Watch the two-time Emmy Award -winning Rigby as she flies Read More...
Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
Starting tomorrow, METRO will operate on a holiday schedule. On Wednesday, all local buses will run their regular weekday schedule. Park & Ride routes will operate additional trips from downtown with many routes offering service every 30 minutes. Read More...
Special Board Meeting
The METRO Board of Directors will conduct a special board meeting today at 4 p.m. at 1900 Main. Texas law requires the board to canvass the official election results of each of the four counties in METRO's service area, and declare the Nov. 6, 2012, Read More...
Outta Sight
Sometimes, staying safe is simple: Don't multi-task. Keep the expensive, fancy smartphone in your pocket or purse when you're standing at a bus stop or boarding a train. It's hard not to pull it out when you want to check your texts, or find Read More...
Little Heroes Get a Bike with METRO Cycling Club's Help
Margaret O'Brien Molina, METRO's senior media specialist who rode 36 miles in this event, wrote our guest blog today. METRO Cycling Club (MCC) members joined more than 300 riders observing Veterans Day from bicycle saddles as part of Red White Read More...
A Cat & Construction Crew
Our light-rail construction crews work hard to meet deadlines….but sometimes, they run across an obstacle that takes a little heart and imagination to solve. Check out our Facebook page and find out what happens when a soft, silvery cat gave a Read More...
Florida Teen Wins Distracted Driving Design Contest
A 14-year-old high school freshman from Sanford, Fla., won the national Distracted Driving Design Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Hah'mari Watson said a minor car crash involving a texting teen inspired her to create Read More...
Can Rail Help Ease Heavy Traffic on I-35?
Will passengers take the train from south Texas to Oklahoma City? The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is about to embark on a two-year study to find out. The $14 million study will determine if passenger rail would alleviate some of the gridlock Read More...
Veterans Ride Free
In honor of all our veterans and active military service personnel, METRO is offering free rides to all veterans on Sunday, Nov. 11, and Monday, Nov. 12. Simply tell our bus operators you are a veteran or on active duty, and your ride is free. To all Read More...
Join "Rails to Restaurants" for Progressive Dinner
You're invited to a progressive dinner that introduces Houstonians and visitors to both METRORail and the restaurants along the rail. Called Rails to Restaurants , the event is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For $20, you will Read More...
METRO Referendum Passes
The referendum authorizing METRO to continue its General Mobility Program passed yesterday by a wide margin. The General Mobility Program gives 25 percent of METRO’s 1-cent sales tax revenues to the city of Houston, Harris County and 14 smaller Read More...
Winning the Gold for Financial Transparency
METRO recently won an award for its financial transparency, receiving the highest rating possible from the Texas State Comptroller. This was the third consecutive year the agency earned the top honor, achieving a gold rating in the Texas Comptroller Leadership Read More...
Show Voter Registration Card and Ride Free
Tomorrow is Election Day. If you haven't voted early, please do so tomorrow. To make it easier for you, METRO is offering free rides on the train and all local buses to help get you to and from the polls . To ride free, you must have your voter registration Read More...
Ride METRORail for Free
If you're planning to watch the Houston Texans play against the Buffalo Bills , take the train to Reliant - and don't pay a penny, courtesy of Reliant. Reliant is helping to "bring the energy" to the Texans' games by offering free Read More...
You're Invited to Our Open House
Save the date - METRO is hosting an open house on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. METRO does more than run buses and trains. Did you know we have our own police force, lawyers, copywriters and engineers? Just about every profession is represented Read More...