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April 2014 - Posts

Addicted to Cars
For those of us who commute to work in our own vehicles, we are dependent on our cars because a certain part of our brain facilitates our routines. So instead of thinking, “Should I drive or take the bus in to work today?” we instead rely Read More...
METRO Keeps Kids Healthy
Summertime...and the living is easy. But for kids, it's also a time when they are prone to gaining more weight and falling behind in their studies. To counter that, the YMCA nationwide sponsored Healthy Kids Day - and METRO partnered with the Houston Read More...
Offshore Technology Conference: We're Ready!
As plans gear up for next Monday's opening of the premiere event for offshore resources, METRO is ready to make it easy for the thousands of conference-goers expected to attend the Offshore Technology Conference. If you're driving, park at our Read More...
METRO Honors Safety Award Winners
The METRO Board of Directors yesterday recognized bus operators and mechanics who achieved milestones in creating a safe work environment and driving safely on the road. The ceremony showcased our commitment to safety as we honored veteran employees who Read More...
When's the Bus Arriving? Now We Know
If you go to Google Trip Planner to find out when your bus is arriving, you'll now get the information in real time, instead of the scheduled time. For example, let's say you're taking the bus to the airport. If the bus is scheduled to arrive Read More...
METRO Courts Concierges
METRO is taking its message to the people who can make a visitor’s trip to Houston a memorable one: the hotel concierges. Recently, METRO’s Customer & Ridership Services staff presented a “How to Ride” seminar - customized Read More...
METRO Goes Dark Tonight
METRO is turning out the lights tonight at its headquarters at 1900 Main - and will keep its building as dark as possible for the next three nights. It's all part of Lights Out Houston , an effort of government agencies and private businesses that Read More...
HOV/HOT Closure
Next Monday, the US 290 HOV/HOT lane is scheduled to close between Dacoma and the Northwest Transit Center. The lane is closing to accommodate the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) expansion of the Northwest Freeway. If you ride the 241, 216, Read More...
METRORail Interruption Easter Weekend
We are expanding the rail - and that means we'll need to partially shut down the Red Line over the weekend. No METRORail service will be available between the Downtown Transit Center and the Northline Transit Center . The line will be closed from Read More...
Bus Driver Saves Passenger's Life
Oscar Juracan almost didn't go to work Saturday afternoon. He had spent all morning volunteering at his child's school as a contest judge, and he wanted to relax with his family the rest of the day. But something made him decide to report to work. Read More...
Earth Day Houston
The Earth Day Houston festival last Saturday drew a crowd of thousands, as consumers learned about keeping our planet green. METRO was there, too, with banners and METRO Q® Fare Cards , helping people learn how to reduce their carbon footprint by Read More...
No-Shows? Not Anymore
In an effort to make METROLift more efficient and improve its on-time performance, METROLift is changing its no-show and late-cancellation policy. After a survey, community meetings and independent research by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute Read More...
President’s Visit Prompts Closures
A visit to Texas by President Barack and Michelle Obama will prompt bus detours and some downtown street closures this afternoon through Thursday morning. Primarily Park & Ride routes will be affected. Smith Street at Clay and the I-45 exit access Read More...
A Salute to Safe Drivers
METRO salutes its drivers who have achieved a Safety Award this year, honoring the women and men who navigate Houston's often treacherous streets - without a preventable accident. We recognize drivers with no preventable accidents at 15 years, 20 Read More...
METRO Lauded as Healthy Employer
METRO has been named one of Houston's Healthiest Employers by the Houston Business Journal , ranking No. 7 in its size category. The Healthiest Employers Awards highlight local companies that lead the way in workplace wellness. HBJ teamed up with Read More...
Don't Speak English? We've Got Urdu, Korean, German, French
If you look at the home page of ridemetro.org, you'll see the Google Translate logo in the upper right side of the page next to the search field. Now you can read our website in the top 10 languages used in the Houston region: Arabic, Chinese, French, Read More...
Public Hearing on Friday
Here’s your chance to tell us what you think about our proposed service changes in June. METRO is conducting a public meeting this Friday at noon at 1900 Main in our board room. You are invited to attend. If you’d like to speak, simply show Read More...
A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned
Dressed in a 18 th -century costume, Ben Franklin rode METRORail last Thursday, encouraging commuters to get savvy about money. Not exactly the elderly Benjamin Franklin we remember from our history books - a portly man with round, wire-rimmed spectacles Read More...