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March 2015 - Posts

Exploring a New World on METRO
If you're eager to go out of town and travel but either time or budget won't permit a getaway, take an easy ride to Chinatown. Houston's Chinatown on Bellaire is one of the largest in the nation at six square miles. Start your adventure at Read More...
Ride METRO to Fun Events March 27 - 29
From a baroque artist to a jazz legend, you have a plethora of choices to keep you entertained this weekend. There's even a giant outdoor film to enjoy on lawn blankets - all free. Be sure to take METRO to get to these fun events. You'll save Read More...
New Network to Attract More Riders
If you're a current rider, you will love us even more in August. That's when we launch METRO's New Bus Network with routes that are simpler with less branches. Most of you will access the bus at the same stop you go to now - and on high-frequency Read More...
More Riders, More Eyes, More Safety
METRO’s New Bus Network brings to Houston a transit system that makes sense, connecting one million riders to one million jobs. It’s a grid-like pattern with straighter, simpler routes. On the high-frequency network, buses will show up every Read More...
New Bus Network Offers More Potential
Imagine a bus network in the nation's fourth largest city that seamlessly moves one million people to one million jobs. That's what we're doing with METRO's New Bus Network, debuting in August. We're bringing you a network that addresses Read More...
A Cool Map You Can Manipulate
METRO's New Bus Network is bringing you a more reliable way to get around town with a frequent network that brings buses to you every 15 minutes or less. The New Bus Network will feature three networks: High-frequency buses will come to your stop Read More...
Taking METRO to Fun Events March 20-22
If you appreciate good design, enjoy listening to some cool jazz by a giant in the field, or want to cha-cha-cha under the skies in a fun free event, then grab your METRO Q® Fare Card, hop on a bus and let's party. Check out these weekend events Read More...
Count the trains...Not!
When you were a kid, did you ever sit in front of a railroad crossing and play a game of counting every rail car that passed? Sometimes there were so many rail cars attached, it was easy to lose count. Now we're going to make playing that childhood Read More...
New Bus Network: More Reliable
METRO’s New Bus Network is a redesign of our local routes that create a grid-like pattern of straighter, simpler routes. What this means to you: A more reliable network. While we have a handy T.R.I.P. app you can download on your smart phone, you Read More...
Keeping Safe on the Road
You may be one of the hundreds of families on spring break this week, and if you're taking a road trip, here's one free app you'll want to download. Called Road¢ents , this app will help you track the maintenance of your vehicle and help Read More...
Reimagining a New Bus Network
METRO started a conversation with our riders in the summer of 2013, asking how we can improve our bus service. System Reimagining was the plan the METRO Board of Directors approved on Feb. 11, 2015. It is a five-year plan that redesigns our local bus Read More...
Weekend Events with METRO: March 13-15
One of the benefits of big-city living is that there's never a dearth of fun things to do. Consider taking METRO to go to your weekend events - you'll save wear and tear on your vehicle, plus avoid traffic gridlock and parking problems. Leave Read More...
METROLift Wants Your Opinion on Possible Fare Change
METROLift is our paratransit service that transports people with disabilities who cannot ride our fixed-route bus service. We want your opinion on a possible change in the fare structure. METRO's goal is to ensure sustainability of METROLift service Read More...
San Antonio to Offer Free Night Shuttles
If you’re planning a trip to San Antonio, here’s good news. On March 28, visitors to downtown will be able to get on and off a circulating evening shuttle – for free. This pilot program is being launched by VIA Metropolitan Transit , Read More...
Board Member Spieler to Speak
Join Houston Tomorrow for a smorgasbord of creative and inspiring speakers on Thursday, March 12. Board Member Christof Spieler will be speaking from 7:30 - 8:15 p.m. on System Reimagining and METRO's New Bus Network . Instrumental in spearheading Read More...
Celebrate Spring Break 2015 with METRO
Hundreds of thousands of students will be celebrating spring break over the next three weeks, and some school districts have already started this week. If you're planning a staycation, there's plenty to do right here in the city. The Museum of Read More...
METRO Takes You to Fun Events March 6-8
Although it promises to be a cold, crisp weekend, don't let the nippy temperatures keep you from warm indoor and fun activities. The world's biggest rodeo is underway now with award-winning music, as well as an amazing circus with aerialists who Read More...
Staying Safe Around Trains
We are completing two new rail lines and expect to launch them this spring. You may have noticed some trains already in testing without passengers in them. By the time we have the Green Line (East) and the Purple Line (Southeast) completed, we will have Read More...
Look Ma! No Hands!
The head of the world's fourth largest carmaker said his company will have driverless cars on the road in 2016. No, your eyes are not playing tricks - that's next year. Carlos Ghosn , head of the Renault-Nissan Alliance , announced his plans yesterday Read More...
Take METRO to the Rodeo
The world's largest rodeo starts tomorrow - and you can make your commute easier by taking METRO to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NRG Park. You can park your car at four Park & Ride lots for free - then buy a round-trip shuttle ticket. Read More...