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November 2014 - Posts

Thanksgiving Weekend Events
As we head into a four-day holiday weekend, Houston is popping with fun things to enjoy. Here are some highlights and directions on how to get there with METRO. Event : Houston Turkey Trot. Support neighborhood centers. Run or walk and make a difference Read More...
Bus Schedules on our Weekend of Giving Thanks
METRO is ramping up its commuter bus service tomorrow - one of the busiest travel days of the year. Local buses will operate on their regular weekday schedule. Park & Ride routes will operate additional trips from downtown. Buses will depart every Read More...
An Invitation to Ride
The abstract sculpture has extended arms reaching up to the sky, outstretched arms inviting Houstonians to ride METRO. This new work of art has just been installed adjacent to the new Purple (Southeast) Line on Scott and Elgin. Created by artist Jesse Read More...
Taking METRO to Weekend Happenings
Event : Get into the holiday spirit at the free Winter Holiday Art Market , a gala that is part festival, part party. It features more than 60 local artists in a winter wonderland of paintings, jewelry, clothing and more. You'll enjoy art, food, live Read More...
Congrats to CEO Tom Lambert
METRO President & CEO Tom Lambert was recognized by the board today for 35 years of loyal service to the agency. Lambert has held the top post since Feb. 27 and was doing that on an interim basis since January 2013. Board Chairman Gilbert Garcia presented Read More...
How Do You Get to Work?
If you live in Pearland you probably don’t use public transit to get to work while, if you live in Conroe, 22 percent of you carpool. That’s according to data from the U.S. Census. In Houston, the average drive time to work is 29.1 minutes. Read More...
Bullet Train Connecting Dallas, Ft. Worth...and Houston
Plans for a high-speed bullet train from Dallas to Fort Worth are expected to be revealed this week by state transportation officials. The project will try to piggyback on plans for a high-speed rail line from Dallas to Houston, reports dallasnews.com Read More...
Partial Rail Shutdown Today
There is no train service between UH-Downtown and the Downtown Transit Center through rush hour today. Electrical problems at Main & Capitol have caused a power shutdown. We will be operating 700 "rail shuttle" buses during this shutdown Read More...
Party Down on Rails to Restaurants
Bundle up and stay warm as Houston Greeters and METRO invite you to celebrate Houston's Citizenship Month with a party on METRORail tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. Similar to the progressive dinners in the 1970s in which invitees ate one course at one person's Read More...
Riders Invited to System Reimagining Workshop Saturday at Kashmere MSC
METRO's Board of Directors and staff are encouraging transit users, and their families, to attend a workshop Saturday, Nov.15 from 10 a.m. to noon. The meeting's purpose is to gather input from the community regarding public transit and how best Read More...
Free Rides for Veterans on Nov. 11
On Veterans Day next Tuesday, METRO salutes all veterans by giving free rides that day. If you're a retired veteran or in active military service, hop aboard METRORail , or ride a local or commuter bus (Park & Ride), or METROLift - and don't Read More...
METRO Dances to Premiere
A Houston contemporary dance company will premiere METRO DANCES on a stage in motion: METRORail. Frame Dance Productions is expected to unveil a new dance this Saturday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. at the Hermann Park/Rice U Station and finish at the Preston Station Read More...
First Female Leads Police Force
METRO promoted an African American woman to lead its police force – the first female and the first black to do so. Vera Bumpers caps a career that spans more than 30 years at METRO by holding the top police post. She joined METRO before the agency Read More...
Seniors Learn to Ride METRO
About 100 seniors gathered for an eye-opening workshop on how to ride METRO's local buses and trains. The travel training workshop on Oct. 30 was co-sponsored by AARP, Neighborhood Centers , Sheltering Arms Senior Services and METRO. The event focused Read More...
Free Rides Tomorrow
METRO is offering a free ride to all local riders traveling to the polls on Election Day tomorrow. To qualify for this free ride, all you need to do is present your voter's registration card to the bus operator. You can also ride free on METRORail. Read More...