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February 2015 - Posts

Riding METRO to Weekend Events Feb. 27-28
From finger-lickin' good barbeque to soulful jazz, you can find fun events here in town. To make your commute easy, ride METRO and avoid the large rodeo crowds, save on parking and party with no worries. Leave the driving to us. Here are some highlights Read More...
Happy Year of the Goat!
Millions of Asians around the world celebrated the Lunar New Year , which began on Feb. 19. Also known as the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in China. People born in the Year of the Goat (also called "Year Read More...
Houston Gets National Spotlight
As METRO prepares to roll out a massive redesign of its local bus routes, Houston got the national spotlight on Monday in an NPR/WBUR Boston radio interview with one of the designers of our System Reimagining plan. Jarrett Walker , a public planning transit Read More...
Catch Your Ride to the Rodeo
It's time to kick up your boots, Texas-style, and head on down to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo , preceded by the World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest. When you're ready to party, catch METRO for an easy ride in and out. Starting Read More...
Japanese Students Visit METRO
Fourteen Japanese university students in the Knowledge Investment Programs (KIP) visited METRO last Friday and rode the rail, asking questions ranging from Houston's car culture to METRO's new light-rail lines being built. Bruce Krantz, senior Read More...
Fun Events for Feb. 20-22 Weekend
From exhibits of ancient warriors to a free blues concert by an up-and-coming native Houstonian, the city has a lot to offer this weekend. Check out some highlights - and remember, take METRO. You can relax and leave the driving to us so you can party. Read More...
Find Your New Route Here
METRO is in the midst of a huge redesign of our local routes - making our system easier for you to ride. Routes will be in a grid patterns, and buses on the high-frequency network will arrive every 15 minutes or less - seven days a week. Want to know Read More...
Central Station Opens Today
If you're riding the Red Line today, you may notice a new stop: Central Station. The new station officially opened this morning. Located in the 700 block of Main between Rusk and Capitol, the station is north of Main Street Square and south of Preston. Read More...
College Student Rides METRO
Meet Jeffrey Hong. He's an honors college student at the University of Houston and an intern in the UH Bonner Leaders program , interning at METRO. Every morning, Hong rides the bus to get to his internship at 1900 Main St. and he avoids traffic gridlock Read More...
Celebrating Valentine's Weekend
If you're looking for some romance this weekend, check out these events around town. From enjoying a vibrant dance troupe doing moves most of us can only dream about to a soulful, romantic movie of star-crossed lovers, there's something for everyone. Read More...
Rail to Partially Shut Down
METRORail will partially shut down beginning tomorrow through Monday, Feb. 16, so we can do track maintenance. Service will be interrupted between Fannin South Station and Smith Lands Station from 10 p.m. tomorrow until normal service resumes on Monday Read More...
Board Approves System Reimagining Plan
A major redesign of METRO’s local bus routes that would give riders more frequent service was approved today by the Board of Directors in a special board meeting. Called Transit System Reimagining, the bus network would offer service every 15 minutes Read More...
Love on Wheels
Have you found love on METRO? In the San Francisco area, a couple found love on BART and are about to celebrate 15 years of marriage. Anna and Dentrick McNorton met 19 years ago on a BART train. Click here to watch their story. And now tell us your story. Read More...
Downtown's New Bike Lane
Good news for bicyclists. It's about to get easier to bike around downtown. The city has begun work on its first dedicated bike lane downtown. You may have noticed over the weekend that city workers were adding bright green paint, a bicycle icon and Read More...
Weekend Events for Feb. 6-8
This weekend is full of fun activities for date night and family night. Here are a few highlights. Take METRO to get there, and you'll save on parking fees and avoid navigating through traffic. Event: Takis: The Fourth Dimension . This collection Read More...
The Future of Transportation
Just what can we expect 30 years from now in transportation? Omaha could be the next Los Angeles with traffic gridlock that matches Los Angeles today. Forecasters predict 70 million more people will be living in the western and southern parts of the country Read More...
ReelAbilities Film & Arts Festival
A city-wide festival celebrating the lives of people with disabilities opens on Sunday, Feb. 8, and includes an array of stories from a blind pianist prodigy to a teen-ager who doesn’t let a wheelchair prevent him from worldwide adventures. The Read More...
Parlez-vous METRO? Hablas METRO?
Hop on our buses or trains, and you may hear more foreign languages being spoken. That's because METRO has just completed an outreach to international students at the University of Houston and Houston Community College . The five outreach events were Read More...
VAST Academy Learns About METRO
Students from the VAST Academy (Vocational Advancement and Skills Training), HCC's post-secondary transition program for "differently abled" persons seeking employment and independence, came to learn how to ride METRO last Friday. About Read More...