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September 2013 - Posts

Parking for Texans Game
If you're heading to the Texans game this Sunday, METRO's got a great parking solution for you. Avoid traffic snarls by parking at the Fannin South Park & Ride lot at 1604 West Bellfort. Then, hop on METRORail and ride the train all the way Read More...
Reimagining METRO's Routes
METRO is taking a radically different approach to planning its bus network. This ambitious project, Transit System Reimagining, is asking the community and the experts to first define METRO's goals for the overall system, then design a system of individual Read More...
Learn About METROLift Trip Planner
Did you know that METROLift customers can go online and schedule their trips? Click on MACS-WEB and type in your client ID and password. You can do this 24/7. If you are not sure how to do this, or you have a loved one you would like to help but are unsure Read More...
Fat Kids? Not in Walkable Neighborhoods
A new public health study shows that kids growing up in walkable neighborhoods aren't as fat as kids growing up in the suburbs. Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley wanted to find out if smart neighborhood design - such as mixed Read More...
Station Art Keeps City Beautiful
METRO's public art decorating the new stations along the North/Red Line was awarded the Proud Partner Award in the 2013 Mayor's Proud Partners program, administered by Keep Houston Beautiful . "I looked at the judges' notes," said Read More...
Bus Shuttles & Detours Due to Macy's Implosion
As work crews prepare to implode the iconic Macy's building in downtown Houston this Sunday, METRO will begin service shutdowns and detours tonight. METRORail temporarily closes at 9 p.m. so electrical lines and poles on southbound tracks can be removed Read More...
METRO Recognized for Financial Transparency
METRO has won the Texas Comptroller's top award for financial transparency, scoring 19 of 20 possible points measuring that transparency. This is the fourth consecutive year METRO has been awarded the Gold Leadership Circle Award . "The New METRO Read More...
METRO Launches Mobile Website
Now when you want to find a bus schedule or plan your next trip on METRO, take out your smart phone and type: www.ridemetro.org in your browser. Our new easy-to-use mobile site will pop up. The first page features the Trip Planner to help you get where Read More...
Discover How to Ride
Taking a bus or train in a country whose language you can't speak can be intimidating. That's what happens for hundreds of refugees and immigrants who move to Houston and get around on public transit. Now METRO is working with the Chinese Community Read More...
Free Labor Day Weekend Ridership Soars
METRO's offer of free rides on all local buses and trains on Labor Day weekend resulted in a 39 percent increase in ridership from the same period a year ago. The free rides over the holiday weekend were offered to give potential riders a chance to Read More...
The Q Card Goes to Campus
The METRO Q® Fare Card team was out in full force the month of August and this week, blitzing college campuses with Q Cards issued on the spot. Discounted student Q Cards were issued right on campus with the machines needed to load data and print Read More...
We Want to Hear From You
Here's your chance to share your thoughts and feedback about METRO. Members of the METRO Board of Directors will be attending a meeting tonight to receive input on how we can improve customer service. The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium Read More...
Let’s Celebrate Safety!
Being safe on and along light-rail lines is our No. One priority – and we want to show the community how important it is to be safe. We’re inviting you to a METRORail event on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 9 – 11 a.m. This family-friendly Read More...
Solving Parking Problems in the City
Anyone who lives or drives in the city knows the routine of finding a parking spot: Circle around and around - and visualize. See a parking space in your mind's eye, and it will materialize. Maybe. Now the tech world is offering innovation that can Read More...