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April 2015 - Posts

Fewer Railroad Crossings = More Frequent Buses
Many of you may have traveled on our buses – and then waited and waited and waited as a freight train lumbered by for what seemed like forever, especially if you were in a hurry. That scenario will be less likely to happen on our New Bus Network, Read More...
Pilot Program Offers Curbside Pick-up Service
This is a guest blog by Jackie Gil, media specialist. METRO is serving the I-45 and Gulf Bank community more efficiently through a pilot program it launched earlier this month near Acres Homes. The Community Connector will provide residents in a defined Read More...
More Frequent Means Faster Trip Times
Imagine this: You board a METRO bus, settle into your seat, and you don’t even get to finish replying to all your text messages. That’s because we’re giving you faster trips between 30 regional destinations on the New Bus Network. When Read More...
Most Riders to Get More Frequent Buses
On the New Bus Network, 73 percent of our current riders will be within one-quarter mile of our network of buses arriving every 15 minutes or less, or our blue network of 30 minutes or better service. The vast majority of passengers – 94 percent Read More...
The New Bus Network: More Frequency
Most of us who have taken METRORail never bother to consult a schedule. We know that a train will come every six minutes on weekdays. Now METRO's New Bus Network will mean commuters can depend on a bus to arrive every 15 minutes or less on the frequent Read More...
Weekend Fun with METRO April 24-26
There's lots to explore this weekend in the city - including some top-notch entertainment that won't cost you a dime. From celebrating Children's Day to enjoying an East-meets-West dance group, you can attend these events by taking METRO. Read More...
The Green Network: Wide Coverage to Connect You
The New Bus Network has three major networks of local routes, designed to give you the best possible transit experience in the nation's fourth largest city. After months of study, analysis, community input and feedback, METRO has designed a New Bus Read More...
The Blue Network Gives You More Hours
METRO's New Bus Network is designed to give you more service and better service. One of the ways we’re doing that is launching a blue network of buses. It will have similar features of the red, frequent network. Local buses will run every 16 Read More...
More Hours for the Weekend
Ever wish you had more hours every weekend to get everything done? If you play hard or work hard on weekends, we have good news: METRO's New Bus Network just made weekends better. Now on the frequent network, buses will arrive every 15 minutes or Read More...
New Bus Network: More Hours
METRO’s New Bus Network is coming in August, and it will bring more service and more buses with straighter routes and more connections. The New Bus Network has also been updated with the hours of operation for key routes based on your needs and Read More...
Weekend Events with METRO April 17-19
This is the weekend for film buffs who can attend 10 days of screenings at the 48 th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. If you'd rather be outdoors, check out the free performance at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. And discover an amazing Read More...
Subscribe for Job Openings on Smart Phone
METRO's New Bus Network means more jobs. The New Bus Network offers more service, with buses coming more frequently for longer hours. We'll have more buses on the streets and more mechanics working around-the-clock to keep those buses running Read More...
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METRO's New Bus Network means more jobs. The New Bus Network offers more service, with buses coming more frequently for longer hours. We'll have more buses on the streets and more mechanics working around-the-clock to keep those buses running Read More...
Seeking Mechanics for the New Bus Network
METRO’s New Bus Network launches in August. It will bring more buses to you, more often, connecting one million people to one million jobs. Behind the scenes, that means we need more mechanics to keep those buses running smoothly and safely. METRO Read More...
Building a Career on the Road
If you love working with people and enjoy being outside an office, consider driving a bus for METRO. We are looking for 141 full-time bus operators. Starting pay is $15 an hour. We'll also give you a uniform allowance. Benefits include vacation, sick Read More...
Need a Job? We're hiring.
METRO's New Bus Network means we are redesigning our routes to be straighter and in a more grid-like pattern. It means faster service, connecting one million people to one million jobs. On the red network of frequent service, it means a bus will come Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO April 10-12
This weekend, there are lots of free, fun things you can do with the family. Check out these budget-friendly events and take METRO to get there. You'll arrive without the frustration of finding parking and then paying for it, plus you'll save Read More...
More Destinations: Let's Salsa!
The weekend is almost here, and if you're wondering where to go to unwind, take out your dancing shoes and check out some of these hot dancing spots. Step, step, one, two, three. Club Tropicana at 3222 Fondren has been called one of the best Latin Read More...
Stand Up 4 Transportation
Advocates for public transportation urged Congress to pass a new transportation bill this morning at the TMC Transit Center. At-large City Council Member Stephen Costello, METRO Board member Christof Spieler and METRO President & CEO Tom Lambert attended, Read More...
METRO to Celebrate Earth Day
Earth Day is a day celebrated around the world, a day to honor our environment and learn new ways to take care of it and make a difference. The 45 th anniversary of Earth Day is officially on April 22. More than 1 billion people in 192 countries are expected Read More...
Discovering the Menil
Tucked in a quiet neighborhood in Montrose is a world-class collection of art, ranging from prehistoric artifacts to paintings to sculptures to rare books. The Menil Collection was founded by John and Dominique de Menil, a French couple who met at a crowded Read More...
Going Beyond Downtown for Recreation
METRO's New Bus Network is designed with routes to more destinations that go beyond downtown. Memorial Park combines nature and recreation for a refuge from city life. Thirty miles of hiking trails, a golf course, tennis courts, bike paths and a restaurant Read More...
Weekend Fun with METRO April 3 - 5
With the temperature warming up, this is an ideal weekend for outdoor activities. There's the free EnergyFest event in West Houston - and an international dance festival downtown, plus a play in Midtown. Whatever you choose for your leisure time this Read More...
Got a Date? Play Hard, Ride METRO
If you're wondering how to impress your date, take him or her to Bayou Place , where you'll find a diverse restaurant selection and entertainment. Located in the heart of the Theater District at 500 Texas Ave. at Smith Street, this is a cool spot Read More...
Taking METRO to Farm-fresh Ingredients
If you want to enjoy farm-to-table freshness at your dining table, skip the neighborhood grocery store and opt for an authentic farmer’s market on Houston’s Northside. Canino Produce Co. at 2520 Airline Dr. is the granddaddy of farmer’s Read More...