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October 2013 - Posts

Boo! Stay Safe on Halloween Night
If you're driving around neighborhoods tonight, please take extra care to drive slowly as little goblins and ghosts walk door-to-door. Today's heavy rain may discourage a lot of trick-or-treaters - but there may be some who brave the elements. Read More...
You’re Invited to a Public Hearing
METRO is about to tweak its service on Jan. 26, and we’d like to hear any comments you may have on proposed adjustments. METRO is scheduled to conduct a public hearing on service adjustments on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 12 noon at our headquarters at Read More...
New Member Joins METRO Board
A former radio broadcaster and freelance journalist, tax expert and citizen-soldier has become the newest member of the METRO Board of Directors. Jim Robinson was sworn in as a board member yesterday during the METRO board meeting, representing Harris Read More...
Come to Our Open House
You are cordially invited to METRO's second annual Open House. This is a "must go" event if you're a small business or potential vendor interested in doing business with METRO. "We often hear that people don't know where to Read More...
Act Like a Tourist on the Red Line
The next time you host out-of-town guests, take them for a ride on the North/Red Line. Discover Houston Tours , which has offered educational and entertaining tours since 1988, is offering a snapshot of Houston's history and current hot spots - all Read More...
Are the Suburbs Losing Their Cachet?
A recent study shows Houstonians strongly prefer to live in a neighborhood of "walkable urbanism." Fifty percent of all Harris County residents who responded in the Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey said they would prefer to live in "an Read More...
Beat the Crowd, Vote Now
Early voting has started, and now is a great time to check this civic duty off your “To Do” list. This year, all voters are required to bring a photo ID with them to the voting booth. You can’t just bring your voter registration card. Read More...
The State of METRO: Success in the Four Rs
METRO Chairman Gilbert Garcia recapped the four “Rs” of METRO to describe a successful year in which ridership trended upward in fiscal year 2013, increasing 4.3 percent compared to the previous year. “We’re making progress,” Read More...
How Are We Doing?
Did you know that METRO has its own police department ? Perhaps you have seen our uniformed officers patrolling the rail stations , or maybe you've seen our K-9 dogs accompanying an officer. We want to provide the highest professional police service Read More...
State of METRO
Come listen to the State of METRO at a presentation sponsored by the Greater Houston Partnership . METRO Chairman Gilbert Garcia and Tom Lambert, interim president & CEO, will discuss METRO's plans to improve mobility in this region and share Read More...
Celebrate Energy Day at Free Festival
In a city where one of our nicknames is the Energy Capital of the World, we have a chance to celebrate the importance of energy in our daily lives at a free festival this Saturday. You're invited to attend the family-friendly Energy Day 2013 festival Read More...
Houston is Completing Its Streets
More and more cities nationwide are joining a trend to design and build “complete streets” – and now Houston has joined that movement. Last week, Mayor Annise Parker said she intended to sign an executive order requiring the city to Read More...
METRO Wins Top Awards for Safety Program
Open your brain, this is a train. It's fun, it's fast. It's made to last. So starts a clever animation illustrating safety rules around trains. This "Open Your Brain" video garnered the Grand Award and First Place Award for METRO Read More...
Calling Techies...Come to a Job Fair
If you possess high-tech skills and know your way around a computer, you're invited to a job fair exclusively for Information Technology professionals. Information Technology Center is sponsoring this job fair tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Read More...
Got a Smart Phone? Let's Not Drive
Fewer people are driving these days - and new research credits these changing driving habits to technology in smart phones. The Texas Public Interest Research Group (TexPIRG) says Americans have decreased their annual driving miles more than seven percent Read More...
Flags Flying Over METRO
Observant visitors to METRO's headquarters at 1900 Main St. will see something new decorating its 14-story, smart building. Three flags now adorn the northeast side of the building facing St. Joseph Street: the United States flag, the Texas flag, Read More...
Day Pass Launches Next Monday
Starting next Monday, Oct. 7, you'll be able to buy one of the best bargains in town: a Day Pass. For only $3, you'll be able to travel on any of METRO's local buses or trains unlimited times, in any direction, until 2 a.m. the following morning. Read More...