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January 2015 - Posts

Taking METRO to Weekend Events
It's Super Bowl weekend, and there are plenty of fun activities to do when you're not watching the Big Game. This weekend, try taking METRO to get there and avoid traffic and parking problems. Event: Fly Dance Company . Take the kids to the Children's Read More...
Board Approves Harrisburg Overpass
The Board of Directors voted today to go forward with construction of the Harrisburg Overpass in the East End, awarding a contract to McCarthy Building Companies Inc. to build it. After much community input on its design, the overpass will feature important Read More...
Connecting Neighborhoods Door-to-Door
Tomorrow, our Board of Directors is scheduled to vote on a novel way to drop off and pick up passengers in a neighborhood. The pilot is called Community Connector service, and here’s how it works: A bus would pick up riders from their home but would Read More...
The Future of Houston
In the next two decades, one million more people are expected to move to Houston. If you think navigating through traffic gridlock is a suffocating task now, what will it be like 10 years from now? Or 20 years? The General Plan for Houston's Future Read More...
Making Our Streets Safer
Houston, are you up to the challenge? The nation's top transportation official has issued a challenge to the nation's mayors. In the "Mayors' Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx invites Read More...
Weekend Events & Getting There with METRO
Weather forecasters are predicting a beautiful sunny weekend, and there are plenty of events to attend around town while you're enjoying the warming temps and sunshine. Event: HoustonPress Artopia . This one-night event features an evening of culture, Read More...
METRO Celebrates MLK Day of Service
The following is a guest blog post by Antoine Bryant, Stakeholder Affairs representative. On January 19, under beautiful sunny skies, the METRO Stakeholder Affairs team was instrumental in sharing Southeast light-rail information and other METRO related Read More...
Obama Calls for Good Infrastructure
In last night’s State of the Union address , President Barack Obama said that 21 st century businesses need 21 st century infrastructure – “modern ports, stronger bridges, faster trains and faster Internet.” Today, the nation’s Read More...
A Dog Who Loves Public Transit
Dog lovers know canines are smart. Now here's proof of one dog who appreciates public transit. Eclipse, an adorable black Labrador-Bullmastiff mix in Seattle, routinely hops on the bus - alone - and rides to the dog park. If her owner takes too long Read More...
Riding METRO to Weekend Happenings
Many of you will be enjoying a three-day weekend, celebrating MLK Day on Monday, a great day to do some volunteer work in memory of Martin Luther King Jr. Over the weekend, enjoy some great entertainment, listen to some incredible pianists or explore Read More...
Bicycles Built for Houston Streets
A group of University of Houston students designed three types of bikes for Houston's streets, as part of their semester project in the university's award-winning industrial design program . In addition to designing, testing and building the bikes Read More...
Service Changes on January 25
On Sunday, Jan. 25, METRO will be implementing route and schedule changes that will reduce overcrowding and improve on-time performance. Twenty-four routes will be affected. Here are some highlights: 46 Gessner – Weekdays. Adjust southbound trip Read More...
Chevron Houston Marathon
This Sunday, thousands of runners will be pounding the streets of Houston in the annual Chevron Houston Marathon. That requires METRO to adjust its service. On Sunday, Jan. 18, trains will run every 18 minutes between the Preston Station northbound platform Read More...
Kingsland Route 285 to Close
The 285 Kingsland Uptown route will make its final run on Friday, Jan. 23, due to low ridership. METRO sets a ridership goal for each route, and allows two years for a route to mature and grow ridership. In this case, the goal was 500 average daily boardings. Read More...
Riding METRO to Weekend Events
Despite this weekend's weather forecast of clouds and rain, Houston has some fun events you can enjoy with the whole family. Relax by leaving the driving to METRO. For only $1.25, hop aboard a local bus and arrive at your destination without worrying Read More...
Kind Bus Drivers Help Young Man on Road to Success
Tyrone Obaseki grew up in foster care since he was two months old. He bounced from shelter to shelter and stayed in a group home. Six years ago, he found himself homeless, sleeping some nights at the YMCA and other nights at the Salvation Army. Today, Read More...
METRO Rolls Out New Light-rail Cars
Houston just got a boost to its public transit with this morning’s launch of a new generation of light-rail cars that will give riders more room and more service. Mayor Annise Parker, METRO Board Chairman Gilbert Garcia, METRO President & CEO Read More...
Conroe Connection
Conroe residents are about to get their own fixed-route bus system. Starting this month, buses will make five stops along Frazier Street, a busy route that links Loop 336's northern and southern sections, reports Houston Public Media (88.7 FM). From Read More...
Wonderful Weekend Events
Some of you may still be on holiday, celebrating the new year. If you've got some leisure time this weekend, here are some fun events you and your family can enjoy. Leave the driving to METRO and arrive without parking problems. Event: 2014 - The Read More...