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March 2013 - Posts

See Downtown on a Bike
Just in time for our beautiful spring weather, B-cycle and the city of Houston have added more bike stations across town, encouraging folks to pedal it forward. Houston B-cycle is designed for short trips in and around downtown Houston and surrounding Read More...
Service and Fare Equity Policies
Whenever a transit agency considers making significant changes to its services, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requires that the agency evaluate the impact of those changes, as well as any changes to fares or fare media, to ensure those changes Read More...
METROLift Moving Forward
Every day, METRO transports thousands of people with disabilities, who are unable to ride METRO’s local accessible buses. It’s called METROLift . And now, METRO wants to continue to improve this service and is seeking your input. We have launched Read More...
METRO Marketing Wins Award
METRO's Marketing team created a website, http://www.ihatehoustontraffic.com/ - and that stealth move helped snag a coveted AMA Houston 2012 Marketer of the Year award in the Transportation category. AMA Houston's "Marketer of the Year" Read More...
Watch METRO Matters: How to Do Business with METRO
Can a small business really capture a contract with a giant agency like METRO? The answer is yes, if you become small business-certified and learn how to partner with prime contractors. Kimberly Williams, vice president of the Office of Small Business, Read More...
Be Prepared
The American Red Cross wants you to be prepared for any emergency. March is a great time to prepare a family emergency plan and be especially mindful of persons with special needs. You can learn more at a special event today, "Preparedness on the Read More...
Complete Streets Film Fest
A complete street is more than a street with bike lanes. A complete street is designed for everyone – young and old, motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and public transit riders. You can find out more about complete streets and what other communities Read More...
Teens Learn About Rail Safety
Teenagers in middle and high schools are learning to "think rail." This week, the first phase of rail safety presentations started in middle and high schools - and all students who complete the one-day course are rewarded with a cloth wristband Read More...
Tips and Tricks for Small Businesses
Small businesses along the extended North Line have an opportunity to learn business basics that can help them grow their firms, thanks to a special program created by Capital One Bank. Called "Getting Down to Business," the free, seven-month Read More...
A Public Transit Pope
The newly ordained Pope Francis is happy to be known as a "faithful rider." The new leader of the Catholic Church is a humble and simple man, who chose the name Pope Francis, after St. Francis of Assisi, who cared for the poor. And as news reporters Read More...
More Americans Choosing Public Transit
More Americans are riding public transit, driven by high gas prices and a recovering economy. That's according to a recent study by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), which showed the demand for public transportation rose last Read More...
Calling All Young Transit Professionals
Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) is inviting young professionals – and young at heart – to a talk tomorrow on “The Truth About the Air We Breathe.” Ozone season officially kicked off on March 1. What is our region’s Read More...
Take a Break from Traffic
Next week is spring break for many area schools and universities - and when you're planning outings to your favorite destinations, be sure to ride METRO. You can ride METRORail to the Museum District Station and from there walk to the Museum of Fine Read More...
Top 50 Black Professionals & Entrepreneurs
Two of METRO’s senior managers were recognized recently, making the list of the First Annual Top 50 Black Professionals and Entrepreneurs Awards. Terence Fontaine, interim executive vice president, and Kimberly Williams, vice president of Small Read More...
METRO's Next CEO
METRO is conducting a special board meeting this Thursday, March 7, at 11 a.m. The agenda is to discuss the qualifications, attributes and competencies of the next CEO. The board meeting will be streamed live, if you can't make it. Read More...
Friend Us on Facebook
Check out the new Facebook page of Tom Lambert, METRO's interim president & CEO. Although Lambert is new at running the agency from the top, he's been with METRO for more than three decades, primarily as chief of METRO police. Friend us and Read More...
New, Smaller Buses on the Streets
METRO is offering its new Smart Service to customers, after listening to what you, our riders, want. You'll soon be seeing 27-foot Arboc buses on the streets on 13 routes: 37 El Sol Crosstown , 38 Manchester, 64 Lincoln City Circulator , 352 Swingle Read More...