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December 2014 - Posts

Our New Year’s Gift to You
Ring in the new year and stay safe by riding METRO – free of charge. Starting tonight at 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. tomorrow, you can hop on any local bus or METRORail and pay nothing. Safety is our No. One priority, so we’re offering you free rides Read More...
A Gift of Warmth to the Homeless
With temperatures dipping into the 40s at night, cold feet on a Houston street can be brutal. Patricia Moon, a METRO bus operator, started collecting new pairs of socks for the homeless when she first noticed a homeless man on the street without socks. Read More...
METRO Partners with Megabus
If any of your friends are traveling on Megabus this holiday season, they may notice a kiosk inside the low-cost bus terminal at Pierce and Travis. METRO has formed a partnership with Megabus, offering patrons arriving in Houston a convenient way to get Read More...
Holiday Weekend Festivities & Taking METRO
The last weekend before Christmas offers concerts, plays and family-friendly events. Here's a handful you can enjoy - including one just for kids. Event: Mother and Child: Songs of Love and Joy . Enjoy Cantare Houston 's performance surrounded Read More...
Our Holiday Bus and Rail Schedules
As you plan your holiday festivities, please be aware of METRO's holiday schedule for Christmas and New Year's Day. On Christmas Eve and Friday, Dec. 26, our system will operate on a regular weekday schedule. On Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25, Read More...
18-Wheeler Truck Knocks Out Power
METRORail is experiencing a disruption in service due to an 18-wheel truck striking a telephone pole this morning. The 18-wheeler was traveling east on Old Spanish Trail and attempted to turn right onto Greenbriar, striking a telephone pole that caused Read More...
New CNG Buses Coming
A prototype of the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses we are ordering was on display this morning for employees to view and "kick the tires." The sparkling, low-floor, 40-foot bus still had that "new car" smell, and its roof featured Read More...
Meet METRO's New Police Chief
On Wednesday, if you're around the Texas Medical Center Transit Center , come by and meet METRO's new police chief. MPD Chief Vera Bumpers will be on hand, along with her officers. Bring a donation to help patients at the UT Harris County Psychiatric Read More...
Weekend Happenings and How to Get There
Event: Ice at Discovery Green . Holiday season in Houston means you can ice skate outdoors whether it's 68 degrees or not. Skate with the skyline behind you at a 7,716-square-foot outdoor rink. Almost 18 miles of cooling tubes have been rolled out Read More...
Holiday Safety Tips for the Road
If you’re planning a road trip to visit friends or family over the holidays, make sure you keep your holidays safe by following these tips: Plan your route. Check traffic and weather reports before you go. Bring a paper map because GPS may not be Read More...
Our Future Transportation Needs
What type of transportation needs will this region have in two decades? What about 25 years from now? Since 1980, about one million new residents have joined the area every decade. Recent estimates predict more than 120,000 new residents every year. The Read More...
Free WiFi for Bus Riders
The founder of Zipcar has started a new company whose vision is to provide free WiFi on public transportation vehicles. Veniam, the new company founded by Robin Chase, would establish a series of networks using WiFi transmitters in vehicles. These transmitters Read More...
Weekend Destinations: Get There on METRO
From thousands of colorful holiday lights to stark black-and-white costumes worn by eight dancers, these weekend events are sure to delight the young and young-at-heart. Here are some highlights. Event: Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo. They are back and Read More...
Wear a Tacky Sweater for a Good Cause
Mingle with transit professionals in your tacky sweater - or simply stop and buy some canned foods to donate - and join YPT Houston tonight from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. for the YPT Holiday Tacky Sweater Happy Hour Can Drive. This free event will give you a chance Read More...
MidMain Throws a Block Party
Tomorrow night, come out and party by the rail at the HCC/Ensemble Station. MidMain’s popular First Thursday event features Beetle, the city’s best Beatles cover band. Enjoy free shows from 5 p.m. to midnight, along with free bar bites at Read More...
METRO Simplifies Job Search
If you're looking for a career opportunity, METRO has just made the process of job-hunting here easy. Today, we're launching NEOGOV , a subscriber-based job system that streamlines the job application process from start to finish. This user-friendly Read More...
METRO Mascot Joins the Parade
Thousands of people gathered downtown to enjoy the city's 65 th annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade - and among the marching bands and colorful floats stood one adorable mascot: The METRO train mascot. METRO Mascot walked along the parade route as Read More...