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February 2013 - Posts

Need a Job? Drive a Bus
METRO is hosting a job fair, searching for the best candidates we can put behind the wheel. We're hiring part-time bus operator trainees. You'll earn $15 an hour for up to 33 hours a week. Never drove anything bigger than a pick-up truck? No worries. Read More...
Alarming Spike in Teen Driving Deaths
Fatalities among teenage drivers, ages 16 and 17, increased sharply for the first six months of 2012, compared to the same period the previous year. The death toll jumped 19 percent. “It’s troubling,” said Barbara Harsha, executive director Read More...
Hero on Wheels: Bus Driver Rescues Toddler
Elicia Hickey doesn't call herself a hero. She says she's just a mom. The bus operator from Kashmere was driving her bus on Jan. 28, along the I-10 feeder, near Meadow Street, just past Gregg Street. Suddenly, she spotted a toddler walking down Read More...
Main Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule
The Main Street Bridge opened one month ahead of schedule amid balloons, University of Houston-Downtown students with their trademark green gator, and officials who praised the partnership between METRO and the university. The Main Street Bridge had been Read More...
Rodeo Shuttle Buses Offer New Times
Headed to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo ? Catch our convenient shuttle bus from one of three Park & Ride lots, where we've enhanced our shuttle bus hours of operations on weekends. Our shuttle service on Saturday and Sunday runs from 11 Read More...
Construction Safety Tips
METRO is building three new light-rail lines expected to open next year: - the North Line , East End and Southeast Line . With active construction going on, it's important to pay attention when you're around tracks. Click here for construction Read More...
Open Your Brain
Open your brain This is a train It's fun, it's fast It's made to last It's 50 tons of steel and blue And shiny cars headed right for you. So open your brain This is a train With rails to feed your need for speed. Hop on, take a ride anywhere Read More...
Ride METRO to the Rodeo
If you're planning to see the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo this year, METRO offers you two ways to get there smoothly and avoid the stampede. The rodeo runs from Feb. 21 through March 17, and METRO will be there with shuttle buses and METRORail. Read More...
Ride Bike, Ride Bus
You may have noticed more bicyclists on the road, gearing up for the huge, annual MS 150 fundraiser bike ride from Houston to Austin. If you're a bicyclist and you also ride METRO, please take a moment to participate in the 2013 METRO Bike and Ride Read More...
NBA All-Star Game Brings Detours
This weekend, Houston will be host to thousands of basketball fans visiting our city for the NBA All-Star game activities . There could be bus delays and detours downtown, so please plan accordingly. Allow more time to get to your destination as we are Read More...
Rookie Officer Rescues Motorists
About six years ago, 25-year-old Amanda Sauceda was serving skinny vanilla lattes and grande caffe mochas. Then in December 2011, she joined the METRO Police Department. Two months ago, about a year on the job as a police officer, Sauceda single-handedly Read More...
Celebrating the Year of the Snake
Asians worldwide ushered in the Year of the Snake on Sunday, typically a week-long celebration of the Lunar New Year. Here in Houston, families gathered for banquets and the ritual all young people look forward to - the gift of cash tucked in special Read More...
Be Ready. Be Buckled.
It takes about three seconds to buckle up before you drive down the road. For the nation's truck and bus drivers, 78 percent get that and snap their seat belts when they are behind the wheel. But some still don't. A 2007 review of commercial motor Read More...
Wasting Money in Traffic
Americans wasted $121 billion sitting in traffic in 2011 - that's an average of $818 per person. That's according to a newly released report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) . Urban drivers were delayed an average of 38 hours Read More...
Rail Interruption This Weekend
Tomorrow, Feb. 8, there will be no rail service between the UH Downtown station and the Downtown Transit Center from 8:30 p.m. until 4:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, when normal service resumes. This interruption in service is occurring due to construction Read More...
METRO to Showcase Careers
Houston ranks No. 2 in Forbes magazine's list of top 10 big cities for jobs , and METRO is reaching out to young people to let them know about the diverse jobs we have here - from police officers to train operators. This Saturday, Feb. 9, five of Read More...
METRO Marketing Team Wins Award
METRO's marketing team captured two Silver Addys - the advertising world's version of the local Academy Awards. Last Saturday, METRO took home the prestigious awards at the 51 st Annual Addy Awards at the House of Blues, sponsored by the American Read More...
Texas Transportation Problems
Anyone who commutes to and from work already knows that we have some of the nation's most clogged streets. A recent report by TRIP , a Washington, D.C.-based transportation research group, recently released a study called, Texas' Top 100 Transportation Read More...
Reminder: Rail Service Stops
A reminder to our riders: There will be no rail service this weekend. The entire Red Line - from Fannin South to UH-Downtown - will be shut from 7:45 p.m. tonight to midnight on Sunday, Feb. 3. This closure is due to construction related to rail expansion Read More...
Artist/Light-Rail Operator's Career on a Roll
This guest post was written by Margaret O'Brien-Molina, senior media specialist. If you travel near Houston's downtown area, you've likely seen the progression of art generated from ladders and scaffolding, with paint rollers, and spray cans Read More...