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September 2014 - Posts

Tell Us How We're Doing
We want to know what you think about our website. What features of RideMETRO.org have you used? Have you checked out our T.R.I.P. planner on the home page? Or looked at our job openings ? Which features are most important to you? And how can we make using Read More...
Construction Issues Trigger New Rail Opening Date
The opening date for METRORail’s new Green (East End) Line and Purple (Southeast) Line has been moved to April 2015. The new date was triggered by a several factors: construction issues not related to METRO in the central business district; and Read More...
Entire METRORail to Shut Down Temporarily
This weekend, the Red Line will temporarily shut down from Friday night and all day Saturday, due to rail expansion work. The closure starts tonight at 8 p.m. and will continue through tomorrow. There will be no rail service between the Northline Transit Read More...
Free Ride Fridays to End
Workers and residents in the Energy Corridor have been enjoying hopping on the 75 Eldridge Crosstown bus for free every Friday. Now that’s ending this Friday. The Energy Corridor District had secured a Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) grant Read More...
Honoring Our Past
METRO recently honored local heroes chosen by the community for their contribution to the culture of Houston and Texas. Friends and descendants of these community heroes attended the dedication ceremony last Saturday at the Northline Transit Center, across Read More...
Go Car-Free for a Day
Put it away. Uncar for a day. That's the message from Smart Growth America . Today is Car Free Day , and people around the world are being encouraged to ditch the car - or at least make it a Car-Lite day by carpooling. If you walked, biked, rode public Read More...
Harrisburg Overpass Meeting
If you live in the East End, you may want to attend a public meeting on the Harrisburg Overpass project. We are conducting a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. at the METRO Service & Inspection Facility located at 5880 Texas Ave. The new overpass Read More...
Click Here to See Your Bus Route on Service Map
We just made it easier for you to ride our system. Today, we posted a new and improved interactive service map that has cool features and fewer clicks to make your METRO riding experience easier. This map is fun to use. Click on the interactive service Read More...
METRO’s Proposed Back-to-Basics Budget
METRO’s fiscal year starts on Oct. 1, and before that our board of directors must approve a budget. A public hearing on our FY2015 operating and capital budgets is scheduled for next Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 12 noon at 1900 Main St. in our board Read More...
Want to Feel Better? Walk to Work
If you walk to work – or even walk a part of the way – you will be happier and more productive at work. That’s according to a new study by the UK government conducted over an 18-year span, asking 18,000 British commuters to rate their Read More...
Ticket Machines Get a Makeover
Train riders will start to notice spiffier stations with ticket machines sporting a new wrap in a color that coordinates with the rail line it is on. The ticket vending machines (TVMs) are getting new wraps that will not only improve their looks but will Read More...
METRO Wins Top Financial Transparency Award
With only one or two clicks, the public can find out how much METRO spends on utilities and how much debt it has. That kind of thorough financial transparency – along with making it easy for people to find financial information on our website – Read More...
Need a Job? Try METRO
If you enjoy working with the public, you may want to consider a career opportunity at METRO as a bus operator. We are hosting an open house this Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. where you will have a chance to apply for the position of a part-time Read More...
Innovation Challenge
Are you a young transportation professional with an innovative transit idea? If so, YPT Houston wants to know. Young Professionals in Transportation is inviting you to get involved in the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Workforce Development Read More...
Big Texas Train Show
Welcome aboard to the Big Texas Train Show . If you're fascinated with trains, this is the place to go this weekend. This event is on Sept. 6 and 7 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The show is a project of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the National Read More...
Recycling Streetcar Tracks for Bicyclists
Cleveland’s got a bright idea on how to transform unused streetcar tracks that have been paved over into protected lanes for bicyclists. The city’s streets are wider than needed for traffic because they were once used to accommodate streetcars. Read More...
Your Input on Harrisburg Overpass
The East End community has a chance tonight to share its views on the Harrisburg overpass. METRO officials will be hosting a meeting at 6 p.m. at METRO's Service & Inspection Facility located at 5880 Texas Ave. Look for us in the community room. Read More...