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July 2014 - Posts

Back to School with METRO
This guest post was written by intern Sanjana Palla. Summer is coming to an end, and METRO is preparing for the busy back-to -school season. We're extending the hours of the RideStore at 1900 Main St., giving parents and students longer hours during Read More...
Wearing a Transit Ticket as a Ring
Imagine never having to fumble in a pocket or purse for your transit ticket to board a train or bus. Now, Boston commuters can wear their tickets – as 3D-printed wearable technology that acts as an MBTA pass or Charlie Card, a smart card with fare Read More...
A Conversation with CEO Tom Lambert
This article originally appeared in Passenger Transport on July 25. Tom Lambert has been METRO's President & CEO since March and has spent his entire transit career at this agency. Please describe your agency. About 3,600 people are employed at Read More...
METRO Facts & Figures
How much do you know about METRO? Here are some interesting facts and figures. METRO serves an area of 1,303 square miles - with 2,663 route miles; 20 transit centers; 9,816 bus stops; 28 Park & Ride lots that offer 32,802 parking spaces. In FY 2014, Read More...
Rail Interruption July 25-28
This weekend, be aware: We will be interrupting rail service from Friday, July 25, at 8 p.m. until Monday, July 28, at 4:30 a.m. The service will be interrupted between the Northline Transit Center and Fannin South Station. We are shutting down the rail Read More...
Bikes On-the-go Using Your Phone
This is a guest post by intern Sanjana Palla. Running late to your meeting after a lunch break? Make it on time by grabbing a bike to go! If you want to get around the city quickly without the hassle of parking your car, then bike rental is the option Read More...
Watch METRO Business Live
If you want to know how METRO conducts its business, watch a live stream of our committee meetings. Tomorrow, you will be able to view three committees in action at these scheduled times: 1:30 p.m. Government & Public Affairs 2:00 p.m. Procurement Read More...
Interactive Map
If you've ever wanted to look at our system map to figure out where our local and commuter buses go, check out our interactive system map . This map is divided into six categories that all expand to exactly what you want to see: HOV/Express Lanes, Read More...
More Riders are Taking Bikes Along
More METRO bus riders are bringing along their bicycles to complete their trips and get from point A to point B. In June, the number of bikes on buses hit a record 21,941, a 32 percent increase over June a year ago. For the first nine months of this fiscal Read More...
Learning to Ride METRO When Visually Impaired
This morning, three of our METROLift employees with perfectly good vision walked around a bus at the Downtown Transit Center and later at the rail station, blindfolded or wearing goggles that simulated partial vision. They were guided by Mollie Flores, Read More...
Retrofitted Bus Offers Showers on Wheels
A former marketing executive is offering the homeless of San Francisco dignity - one shower at a time. A 1992 bus donated by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MUNI) has been retrofitted to provide two private bathrooms, complete with Read More...
Adjusting Our Service in August
We are tweaking our routes and times to bring better bus service to you. On Sunday, Aug. 24, 19 routes will be affected. Seven bus routes area being re-routed due to the closure of Main Street between Naylor and Brooks. On five routes, we're adding Read More...
On-Time Arrivals of Airlines Worsen
If you’ve been flying recently and notice you’re not arriving on time, you’re part of an industry trend of getting there late. The nation’s largest airlines reported an on-time arrival rate of 76.9 percent in May, down from 79.4 Read More...
Networking Night
Save the date. Young Professional s in Transportation (YPT Houston) is hosting "Networking Night" at Local Pour in River Oaks on Thursday, July 17. YPT Houston will be joined by Transportation Advocacy Group Houston (TAG) for an evening of fellowship Read More...
METRO Keeps Fouth of July Celebrants Cool
Toi Lancaster, METROLift customer service rep, contributed to this post. On a steamy, hot, drizzly Fourth of July, METRO kept festivities cool at the "Freedom Over Texas" event - the city of Houston's official Independence Day party at Eleanor Read More...
Take METRO to Fun, Fourth of July Events
This is a guest post by intern Jessica Gonzalez. Come out this weekend and ride in style this Fourth of July for enchanting patriotic experiences and events that will occur throughout Houston tomorrow. Take advantage of all our transit transportation Read More...
Independence Day Holiday Schedule
This is a guest post by intern Sanjana Palla. Happy Fourth of July! In honor of our nation's day of independence, METRO will be running a holiday schedule on Friday, July 4, as follows: METRO buses will operate a Sunday schedule of service. METRORail Read More...
Live in the East End? Tell Us What You Think
If you live in the East End, please come to our open house meeting tonight from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., where you'll see layouts for the proposed Harrisburg Overpass. We want your input on the designs for the new overpass, which would be part of the Green/East Read More...