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May 2015 - Posts

Weekend Happenings with METRO May 29-31
Spend some time outdoors before the rain starts again and enjoy a tribute to jazz icon Billie Holiday. Or learn the latest on being prepared for hurricane season, which starts June 1. Both events are free. Check out the Houston Zoo's long-awaited Read More...
Learn About the Dual Trip Planner
METRO's New Bus Network is giving you better technology to help make planning your trip quick and easy. Our Dual Trip Planner - scheduled to launch on June 1 - will give you side-by-side views of a trip in our current system and a trip on the New Read More...
Text for Next-bus Arrival
When METRO's New Bus Network starts on Aug. 16, you'll be able to find out exactly when the next bus arrives at your stop. All of our local bus stop signs will have a bus stop identification number. Simply enter a short code in the "to" Read More...
Better Technology
METRO's New Bus Network uses some cool tech tools to help make your ride with us easier. Our basic interactive map will display all the bus routes on the New Bus Network. You'll be able to use this on any tablet or smart phone. Here's how Read More...
METRO Resumes Normal Service Today
METRO has resumed normal service today. We are still under a flash flood warning this morning, so if you're driving, please be cautious and avoid any areas with high water. Take your time and arrive at your destination safely. Read More...
Limited Service Resumes During Flood Conditions
All trains have resumed service, running every 15 minutes. Limited local bus service on major routes resumed at noon. The following bus routes are operating: 2 Bellaire 8 South Main 20 Long Point 25 Richmond 40 Pecore/Telephone 50 Harrisburg/Heights 52 Read More...
Take METRO to Weekend Happenings
With a three-day weekend ahead, the city is chockfull of options to relax and unwind. Whether you're listening to the magic of Mozart, or enjoying life-size comic characters, let's pause to remember our fallen soldiers on Memorial Day. Here are Read More...
RAILFEST 2015 Sold Out
METRO's free concert at the BBVA Compass Stadium is sold out. All free tickets have been distributed. The concert tomorrow celebrates the grand opening of two light-rail lines - the Green Line (East End) and the Purple Line (Southeast). If you missed Read More...
Better Signage with Final Destinations
When the New Bus Network rolls out on Aug. 16, look for new, improved bus stop signs. Every bus stop and vehicle header sign will list the bus route number, the route name and the route destination. This will make it easier for you to know what route Read More...
RAILFEST: Free Concert & Fireworks
Bring the whole family this Saturday to a free concert that concludes with spectacular fireworks. RAILFEST 2015 celebrates the grand opening of Houston's Green Line (East End) and Purple Line (Southeast) on Saturday, May 23. Two inaugural trains will Read More...
Signs Feature ID Numbers
The New Bus Network means better signs to help you navigate our system. You will see new bus stop signs - and on each sign is a bus stop number. Text that number to a short code in the "to" field of your messaging app. You'll get the next Read More...
Bags Over Bus Stop Signs
If you’ve been riding our local buses, you’ve probably noticed plastic bags over our bus stop signs. Our bus stop signs are getting a makeover. We have bagged all of our hundreds of bus stop signs. The bag gives you the current route information Read More...
NE-YO Live in Concert: Free!
Come to a free concert to hear Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter NE-YO this Saturday at RAILFEST 2015. METRO is celebrating the grand opening of its two light-rail lines – the Green Line (East End) and the Purple Line (Southeast) at a free Read More...
Better Signage
The New Bus Network means we're giving you better bus stop signs to help you get you around. Starting Aug. 16, every bus stop sign will list more detailed information to help you get you to your final stop. We'll have an updated route numbering Read More...
Weekend Fun with METRO
If you're in the mood for romance, check out a love story that unfolds in dance. Or get your groove on with morning yoga al fresco. At night, sit back and listen to a folk-singing legend. Houston's full of fun activities this weekend, and you Read More...
Route 80 MLK/Lockwood: New & Improved
If you ride the Route 80 Lockwood/MLK, get ready for a new, improved ride. Starting in mid-August when our New Bus Network rolls out, you'll experience a better route that is straighter with fewer branches. Right now on Lockwood, METRO operates Routes Read More...
An Invitation to RAILFEST 2015
Get your free tickets now and join us as we celebrate the grand opening of two light-rail lines. You're invited to a free concert on Saturday, May 23, at the BBVA Compass Stadium where Grammy Award winner NE-YO will be the headline act. You can also Read More...
Route 27 Shepherd: A Better Route
If you've ever ridden the 27 Shepherd, you know that our current service is irregular and infrequent on weekends. That's about to change this August. The New Bus Network starts with our service changes on Aug. 16. Bus operators will be driving Read More...
Celebrate RAILFEST 2015
You're invited to a city-wide party as we celebrate the grand opening of our two new light-rail lines - the Green Line (East End) and the Purple Line (Southwest). On Saturday, May 23, the Green Line will begin operating along Harrisburg through the Read More...
Popular 2 Bellaire Route is Getting Faster
METRO's New Bus Network is giving you better routes. Take, for example, the heavily traveled Route 2 Bellaire. For the past five years, this has been one of the top five routes for our customers - weekdays and weekends. The 2 Bellaire now has two Read More...
Straighter, Simpler Routes
A straight line from Point A to Point B gets you there faster than a curved line. Now METRO's New Bus Network has been redesigned to give you routes that are straighter with fewer branches, making it easier to get you to the places you need without Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO: May 8 to 10
It's the weekend, and there are plenty of fun events for you and your family to enjoy. Whatever you choose to do, consider taking METRO. You can text the entire time, save money on parking and arrive home safely after partying. And to all the moms Read More...
Working on Weekends
Weekends just got better with the New Bus Network. So if you are thinking of working a part-time weekend job, or you want to tell your boss you're available on the weekend, go ahead. On weekends, our red network will bring buses every 15 minutes or Read More...
What Day is It?
You might even forget it's a Saturday when you ride our New Bus Network. Starting in August, the New Bus Network is bringing you weekend service that matches our weekday service. On our red and blue networks - and 73 percent of our current riders Read More...
Dance the Night Away
Ok, you've never really made weekend dates, depending on a bus to get you there and back because our weekend service was so much slower than our weekday service. Now you can relax. Our frequent, red network offers a bus every 15 minutes or better. Read More...
Weekends Just Got Better
If you're a regular weekend rider, you know that before you leave home, you need to grab a magazine and a fully-charged phone. That's because you know that on weekends you'll be waiting at a bus stop. And waiting. And waiting. That's changing Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO
With a picture-perfect weekend coming up, what better way to enjoy it than listening to free entertainment outdoors. From tango on the hill in Hermann Park to a comedian downtown, there's a lot to choose from in order to unwind. Be sure to take METRO Read More...