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December 2013 - Posts

Free Rides on New Year's Eve
As we ring in the new year tonight, METRO wants to make sure you have a safe ride home after the party. Tonight, starting at 6 p.m., we are offering free rides on METRORail and local buses. Free rides last until 6 a.m. on New Year's Day. We are also Read More...
Getting to Our Grand Opening
You've got your calendar marked down for one of the best parties of the year: our grand opening celebration of the North/Red Line extension. It's tomorrow in Moody Park from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature a free concert, free kids zone Read More...
Holiday Schedule
METRO will operate on a holiday schedule starting next week. On Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, local buses and METRORail will run on a normal weekday schedule. And since METRO wants to help get you home for the holiday, we've added some Park & Ride trips Read More...
Freebies at the METRO Grand Opening
METRO is celebrating the grand opening of its North/Red Line extension - a 5.3-mile extension of the current Red Line on Main Street - and we've lots of entertainment and fun for the whole city this Saturday. Come to Moody Park by taking METRORail Read More...
Concert Schedule and Food Vendors
Come celebrate the launch of our North Line extension this Saturday, Dec. 21, from 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Here's the schedule for our major musical acts: 12:30 - 1 p.m.: FAMA 1:15 - 1:45 p.m.: Mango Punch 1:50 - 2:15 p.m.: Támar Davis. 4:10 - Read More...
Making Bike-sharing More Accessible
If you've driven downtown, midtown or in the Museum District lately, you've probably noticed the red bicycles parked in a row, ready for rent. They are part of the Houston B-Cycle program, where customers pay an annual fee to check out bikes around Read More...
State of Transportation
What's the state of transportation in our region? With METRO about to launch the extended North/Red Line on Dec. 21 - and two more lines in 2014 - the landscape of public transit in Houston is changing. The Greater Houston Partnership (GHP) sponsored Read More...
Free Ride Fridays in Energy Corridor
If you live or work in the Energy Corridor, here’s good news: You can ride METRO free every Friday on the 75 Eldridge Crosstown bus. Free Ride Fridays will give residents and employees in the Energy Corridor free rides until September 2014. The Read More...
Buddy the Elf Makes Friends on the Rail
Buddy the Elf, along with two of his elf friends, rode METRORail today at noon, greeting customers, searching for Santa's whereabouts and asking for candy. They also burst out in song, caroling everything from "Drummer Boy" to "Jingle Read More...
Special Visitors from the North Pole
If you have a chance to ride METRORail tomorrow at noon, you'll encounter some very special visitors straight from the North Pole. Buddy the Elf and some of his elf friends are leaving Santa's sleigh behind and riding METRORail during the lunch Read More...
First-Class Music Acts at Grand Opening
METRO is throwing a party, and you're invited. The grand opening of our new North/Red Line is Saturday, Dec. 21 - just in time for the holidays. We will have a free concert for you, and you won't want to miss it. Musical groups scheduled to perform Read More...
A Christmas Gift for Houston
Houston, we've got a 50-ton holiday gift for you this season. Our extended new North/Red Line is getting ready to open to the public on Dec. 21 - and we've got a newly wrapped holiday train to celebrate. It just went into service today, so if Read More...
Driving Declines in US Cities
America’s love affair with the car is waning. A new report says that the number of workers who get to work by private car declined in 99 of America’s 100 largest urbanized areas, according to the Atlantic Cities . This “journey to work” Read More...
Travel Training Tailored to You
If you've never traveled on a METRO bus or train, the process may be unfamiliar. Now METRO is making it easy and fun - especially for seniors and people with disabilities. METRO is offering free Travel Training, customized to your needs. The Travel Read More...
Save the Date
Where can you toss snowballs in Houston and make snow angels on the ground? At METRO's North Line grand opening coming up. You are invited to the METRORail free concert celebration, observing the grand opening of the METRO North/Red Line , operational Read More...