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August 2014 - Posts

Football Parking Bargain
If your Labor Day plans include the Wisconsin Badgers vs. LSU Tigers game on Saturday, you can score big by parking at the Fannin South Park & Ride lot . The Tigers take on the Badgers at NRG Stadium - a great way to get there is to park for only Read More...
Labor Day Holiday Schedule
In observance of Labor Day, METRO will operate the following schedule on Monday, Sept. 1: Buses and METRORail will run on a regular Sunday schedule. Park & Ride service will not run. METROLift's Reservations and Customer Care offices will be closed, Read More...
City to Install Bike Lane Downtown
Bicyclists, rejoice. Houston is expected to create the city’s first on-street, protected bike lane as early as October. The two-way bike lane will link the Buffalo Bayou trails west of downtown to Discovery Green and areas east of that, reports Read More...
Blue Light Signals Emergency Help
The next time you are standing on a rail platform waiting for a train, look up from your smart phone and check out the round blue light next to the station sign. This light pulsates with a blue light to get the attention of emergency responders when you Read More...
Would You Use a QR Code?
METRO is considering using QR codes at our bus stops and shelters. QR stands for "quick response" and is the trademark for a type of two-dimensional barcode. First designed in Japan for the auto industry, a QR code is a machine-readable optical Read More...
Service Changes on August 24
This Sunday, METRO is implementing route and service changes that fall into two categories: modified schedules and added trips to deal with overloads; and detours due to the city's closure of the Hernandez Tunnel. The Hernandez Tunnel on Main Street, Read More...
Smart Crosswalk Signals for Seniors
This morning as I was driving to work, I saw an elderly lady with a cane crossing the street with a middle-aged companion. The two were caught in the middle of the intersection at Gray and Louisiana Streets when the light changed to green for oncoming Read More...
The Future of City Cycling
Are we going back to the future with bicycles? With more bike-sharing programs cropping up in cities across the nation – for example, B-Cycle here in Houston - what role do bicycles have in getting around our cities? Come find out tomorrow at a Read More...
Watch "METRO Matters" on System Reimagining
Imagine never consulting a schedule for the next bus. You walk outside and know that every 15 minutes a bus will appear - even on weekends. That's what METRO is proposing in a huge project to redesign our local bus routes. It's called System Reimagining Read More...
DART Starts Rail Service to Airport
Starting today, Dallas/Fort Worth residents can ride the rail to the DFW airport , linking the nation's longest light-rail system to the nation's fourth busiest airport. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) opened its final five-mile segment on the Read More...
College and Med Students Get Their Q On
Hundreds of international students and future doctors learned about METRO's services and received their discounted METRO Q® Fare Cards as METRO staff made on-campus visits recently. At Baylor College of Medicine , METRO's Revenue staff conducted Read More...
Going to the Texans Game? Park Here.
If you've got tickets this Saturday for the Texans game, we have a bargain parking spot for you. Park at our Fannin South Park & Ride lot for only $15. That price includes a round-trip ride on METRORail that takes you to and from Reliant Park Read More...
Making a Difference on a Train from Sea to Shining Sea
Imagine a coast-to-coast train trip with young entrepreneurs who are ready to change the world. Oh, and along the way, you get to dine on locally-sourced food prepared by gourmet chefs, meet community leaders and find ways to make your ideas a reality. Read More...
Back-to-School with METRO
If you have school-aged children, you probably braved the crowds to snap up school supplies and new clothes during last weekend's tax-free shopping. One of the most important items to obtain before school starts: the discounted student METRO Q® Read More...
Ah, Relief! More Parking Spots
If you are planning to park your car and hop on our new Red/North Line , it's just gotten easier for you to find a coveted parking space. METRO and HCC Northeast- Northline Campus have partnered to provide 50 parking spaces available to METRORail Read More...
First Downtown Electrical Testing of Trains
Before dawn had broken on Thursday morning, while most of us were sleeping, METRORail engineers and technicians were conducting the electrical testing on the downtown portion of our new Green and Purple Lines. Our electric trains gather power from overhead Read More...