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January 2013 - Posts

No Rail Service
This weekend, the entire Red Line will shut down, due to construction related to rail expansion and rail maintenance. From 7:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, to midnight on Sunday, Feb. 3, all rail stations from Fannin South to UH-Downtown will be closed. METRO Read More...
Grand Central Terminal Turns 100
America's most famous terminal turns 100 this week - and if you've never been to New York City's Grand Central Station , you've probably seen the beautiful structure and the famous clock in the movies, including "North by Northwest," Read More...
Rail Service Stops This Weekend
If you’re planning on going out this weekend to dinner and the theater downtown, or the museum, or the zoo, be aware: There will be no rail service from Friday evening to Sunday evening. The entire Red Line on Main Street will be closed from Fannin Read More...
Reelabilities: Houston Disabilities Film Festival
A man blind since birth hears the crack of a bat and identifies whether it's a single, double or home run. A fashion photographer uncovers a world of beauty in a center for people living with disabilities. These are just two of the filmmakers who Read More...
Houston Bike Share Expands
Just in time for our warm winter temperatures, Houston's B-cycle program is expanding, thanks to a large grant by BlueCross BlueShield of Texas (BCBSTX) to the city. Right now, the bike rentals are available at City Hall , Market Square Park and the Read More...
Young Professionals Kick Off Meeting
If you're looking for a networking opoprtunity in the transportation industry, then come join the Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) Houston chapter kickoff meeting. The kickoff and professional networking event will be on Thursday, Feb. Read More...
Streaming Video of Board Meeting Improves
If you've been watching our board meetings via streaming video, you'll notice it just got better. Since December, we've added some features we hope will make it easier for you as you follow along. The enhanced features include: Larger video Read More...
Houston’s Future Neighborhoods
What would you like your neighborhood to look like in 10 years? Come participate in a brown bag seminar and hear Jack Steele, executive director of the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), speak about the issues driving the Houston region. The event Read More...
Service Changes Coming Up
Next Sunday, Jan. 27, METRO will be implementing service changes we've designed to serve you better. We're making changes to 10 local routes, along with adjustments in our Park & Ride commuter service along the Eastex Corridor , Katy Corridor Read More...
METRO Police Help Inauguration Security
As the nation prepares to inaugurate President Barack Obama on Jan. 21, a contingency of the METRO Police Department is flying to Washington to help. At the request of the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority , MPD is joining police officers from Read More...
METRORail Interruption
If you're planning to ride the rail this weekend, heads up. From Friday night to Sunday night, there will be no rail service between the UH-Downtown and Downtown Transit Center stations, due to construction activities related to the METRORail expansion Read More...
Soaring Above Traffic in Austin
Some day in the future when you visit Austin, you may be riding in the sky, high above the congested freeways. Mass transit gondolas in Austin that operate like ski lifts were proposed recently at an industry conference by Michael McDaniel at Frog Design Read More...
How the Panama Canal Affects Texas
The Panama Canal is expanding with new locks to accommodate larger vessels - and that $5.25 billion expansion to be completed in 2014 or early 2015 will have a big impact on Texas. So concludes a recent TxDOT study , which recommends the state improve Read More...
A View of the Past
Got a METRO Q® Fare Card ? Then you can get a 10 percent discount on admission to the Buffalo Soldier National Museum , a museum dedicated to preserving the legacy of the African-American soldier. Located in the Museum District on Caroline Street, Read More...
A Safe Neighborhood to Bike
If you have kids, you probably want a neighborhood where it’s safe for your children to ride their bikes or go for a walk. Safe walkable neighborhoods will be the focus at a meeting tomorrow from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Rudyard’s Upstairs at 2010 Read More...
Want to Tour Texas? Bus Me There!
The nation’s fastest-growing mode of transportation is intercity bus service – and that’s starting to happen here in Texas. You may have noticed the bright blue Megabus rolling through downtown or along I-10. This discount intercity Read More...