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June 2013 - Posts

METRORail Rider Alert Tonight
If you're planning on dining downtown or catching a show at the theater, be aware that our normal train service will be interrupted tonight, starting at 7:45 p.m. All rail stations will be closed until Monday, July 1, at 4:30 a.m. The shut-down is Read More...
Staying Safe Has Its Own Rewards
For all of you who drive around town, you know how stressful traffic can be. Now imagine driving a 40-foot bus, day in and day out, and navigating that around construction, pot holes, sudden stops and cars that swerve past you to get in front. Our bus Read More...
Building Bicycle Boulevards
You're invited to a free brown bag event today, where you can learn about the Bayou Greenways. This is an ambitious, regional hike-and-bike network that is off-road and designed to connect neighborhoods safely. Imagine connecting the population of Read More...
Sidewalk Maps for the Confused
Ever get dazed and confused walking around downtown Houston? My sense of direction is so abysmal I sometimes have to backtrack to get to a familiar spot (METRO's headquarters, for example) and then try to navigate my way from there. Now, there's Read More...
Wash Your Car While It's Parked
METRO is about to launch a service to Park & Ride patrons, offering an amenity that will save them time. Starting July 1, customers at the Kuykendahl Park& Ride will be able to park their cars and return at the end of the day to squeaky, clean Read More...
System Re-imagining Project
A day-long workshop that involved break-out groups who designed bus routes using a two-page grid was all part of METRO's System Re-imagining project - an ambitious project in which stakeholders are being asked to imagine a blank piece of paper and Read More...
METRORail Service Interruption Tomorrow
Weekend riders: Heads up. Starting tomorrow at 8:30 p.m., rail service between the Downtown Transit Center and the UH-Downtown stations will stop, due to construction activities for our rail expansion. Service will resume on Monday, June 24, at 4:30 a.m. Read More...
Easing the Wait at Rail Crossings
East End residents will eventually no longer have to endure long waits at railroad crossings. A double-track freight line running from the East End to Lyons Street, east of downtown stays busy with about 60 trains a day, says the Gulf Coast Rail District. Read More...
Wait a Second...or 15...Got to Charge the Bus
One of my least favorite tasks is to pull into a gas station and fill the tank. But imagine fueling your vehicle in 15 seconds. Electric trolleys in Geneva will now be able to use a high-capacity flash-charging technology to charge the roof-mounted batteries Read More...
Watch METRO Matters: 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. This animation and poem on rail safety is part of an important safety message METRO is taking Read More...
METRO Ranks No. 11 in Nation's Top Rail Projects
In a survey ranking the nation's top rail projects, METRO came in at No. 11 with a $2.68 billion project for its rail expansion project. METRO Magazine's annual survey of Top Rail Projects gave the top spot to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Read More...
Let's Talk Transportation Systems
You're invited to join a discussion on My Houston 2040 tonight from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Rudyard's British Pub in Montrose. This monthly meeting is an opportunity to mingle with urban, eco, creative and hungry minds on what our highways and roads Read More...
Bike Boardings on the Rise
If you’ve ever wondered about riding your bike, then loading it on one of our bike racks mounted at the front of our local buses, now’s a good time to try out this bi-modal transportation. Last month, we recorded 15,232 bikes on buses – Read More...
Workshops on Reserving METROLift Rides
If you or a loved one is physically challenged, you may want to attend one of our weekly summer workshops on how to plan and reserve a trip on METROLift, using a trip planner on our website. We are conducting weekly workshops on MACS-WEB , the trip planner Read More...