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May 2013 - Posts

Testing the Newly Extended Red Line
The following is a guest post by Margaret O'Brien-Molina, senior media specialist at METRO. This train was turning heads up and down the new North/Red Line under the watchful eyes of METRORail crews, who were measuring every inch of progress along Read More...
Re-imagination
This afternoon, you’ll have a chance to imagine the best regional transit system METRO can become – as you listen via our live stream to a special Stakeholder Task Force participate in the System Re-imagining project. From 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 Read More...
METRO Wins Crystal Award
METRO's marketing department took home top honors when it recently won an AMA Houston Crystal Award for the HOT Lanes campaign on the I-45 South corridor . METRO won for best Marketing Campaign-New Product Launch, one of 64 winners in the 27 th Annual Read More...
Guaranteed Ride Home Extended to Local Riders
If you've ever hesitated to take a local bus to your office for fear of an emergency that requires you to get home quickly, METRO has a solution now. We've expanded our "Guaranteed Ride Home" program that gives customers free alternative Read More...
Rail Ridership Alert this Memorial Day Weekend
If you plan to ride the train this weekend, you might want to plan extra time to get where you’re going. This Friday, May 24, starting at 8:30 p.m., t here will be no rail service between the Downtown Transit Center and the UH-Downtown stations. Read More...
Let's Tour METRO - Virtually!
Curious about how to ride our train or bus, but have never set foot on either? No worries. Now, you can take a tour - from home, the beach or while you're a passenger sitting in traffic. while Go to METRO 360 , and take a ride our new 360-degree tour Read More...
Transit Cuts Affect Health
A new study by the Alameda County Public Health Department shows a link between health and access to reliable public transportation. The survey studied 477 transit-dependent riders in Alameda County. In the San Francisco Bay Area there's been an 8 Read More...
Stuck on the NW Freeway? Pay to Go Fast
Starting on Monday, if you want to skirt around the clogged lanes on US 290 (Northwest Freeway), you can pay to ease your commute. METRO is opening its newest HOT lane on May 20, making it the fourth HOV lane to be converted to a HOT lane . HOT stands Read More...
Ride of Silence
The following guest post was written by Margaret O'Brien-Molina, METRO's senior media specialist. Members of the METRO Cycling Club biked from the Downtown Transit Center to Memorial Park yesterday where they joined BikeHouston and Houston City Read More...
Unclogging Traffic to the Beach
Starting this weekend, beach-goers will be able to shorten their travel time. On Saturday, May 18, METRO will open 15.5 miles of an HOV lane on the Gulf Freeway (IH-45 South) for carpool and toll travel on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The HOV lane Read More...
Young Professionals in Transportation
Calling all young professionals in transit - and the young at heart. The Young Professionals in Transportation - Houston chapter is inviting you to a networking event and happy hour on Thursday, May 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Tasting Room at Read More...
To OTC Conference Goers: Welcome Aboard METRO
The Offshore Technology Conference is coming to Houston next week, and we invite all attendees to ride the rail to Reliant Center. Billed as the world's foremost event for offshore resources in drilling, exploration, production and environmental protection, Read More...
Coming Soon: Three New Rail Lines
Three new lines of Houston's METRORail are almost 75 percent complete. The light-rail lines - the Green Line (East End), Purple Line (Southeast) and the extended Red Line (North) - are making good progess in the construction process. On The North Read More...