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June 2015 - Posts

A Network to More Activity Centers
In our current system, many routes require you to first come downtown as a hub, and then transfer out again to the activity center you want to go to. But on the New Bus Network , we've built in routes that will go directly from your home base to a Read More...
Your Home Base
METRO's New Bus Network offers you a home base from which you can more quickly and easily get to your final destination. We've reconfigured our local routes to give you a more reliable and dependable network - a travel choice you can depend on. Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO June 26-28
Celebrate summer by listening to top country singer Garth Brooks croon his favorite tunes. Watch the Astros battle it out with the Yankees. Or listen to Debussy under the stars. However you choose to relax this weekend, take METRO and avoid traffic and Read More...
METRO to Extend HOV/HOT Hours
If you live in the suburbs and want to come to town to catch a baseball or soccer game, or take the family to the zoo, or enjoy fine dining, now you can do so quickly and easily on our HOV/HOT lanes . Starting July 1, METRO is launching a pilot program Read More...
Better Connections Between Rail and Bus
METRO's New Bus Network has been created to give you seamless connections between bus and rail. We opened two new light-rail lines on May 23 - the Green Line (East End) and the Purple Line (Southeast). Trains run every six minutes on weekdays, and Read More...
Fewer branches, straighter routes
If you are one of our regular riders, you may be on a route that takes you all the way downtown first, and then out again to your final destination. METRO's New Bus Network is coming and, with it, more direct routes that get you to places faster. Read More...
Improved Connectivity
If you haven't had a chance to try out our Dual Trip Planner , give it a shot. Enter your current route, and then view a side-by-side comparison to your New Bus Network route. You'll find improved connectivity. The New Bus Network is designed Read More...
Better Connections
METRO's New Bus Network offers you better connections. We've redesigned our local bus network to give you routes that work together, improving connections to more destinations in our region. This five-year plan will connect one million people Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO June 19-21
This is Father's Day weekend and despite the rainy, soggy week we've had, you and your family can escape indoors and celebrate dad while enjoying first-class entertainment. From a musical monologue re-creating the life of great American composer Read More...
Better System Means Better Schedules
METRO's New Bus Network is creating better schedules to get you to your destination more efficiently. We want your bus trip to be easy, safe and reliable. That's a challenge for a service that stretches over a 1,300-square mile service area. Add Read More...
Better System Means Better Signage
METRO’s New Bus Network means you’ll be seeing better signage at the hundreds of bus stops stretching across the region. Right now, you probably have noticed plastic bags covering the signs. On the outside of the bag, you’ll see the Read More...
Better System Means More Buses
METRO’s New Bus Network is creating a better system that will bring buses more frequently. On the frequent, red network, buses are scheduled to arrive every 15 minutes or less, seven days a week, at least 15 hours a day. During peak hours, some Read More...
Severe Weather May Affect Service
Due to the threat of flooding, METRO may alter or suspend routes and transportation service over the next 24 hours. The Harris County Office of Emergency Management is assessing weather conditions now. The changes could affect all our services, including Read More...
A Better System
METRO's New Bus Network is bringing you a better regional transit system. We've simplified our schedules, signage and other information for a fresh, new look. On our red network - the frequent network - buses will arrive every 15 minutes or less, Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO June 12-14
This weekend, the city has lots to offer - from an awarding-winning play to kayaking on the lake at Discovery Green. If it rains, check out an exhibit at Moody Gallery, a long-awaited show of drawings and sculptures of Luis Jimenez. Be sure to take METRO Read More...
Better-Looking Signs
The New Bus Network is giving better information by giving you more detailed information at our bus stops. When the bags are removed just before Aug. 16, you'll recognize the bus stop signs. If the route number or name has changed, a new label placed Read More...
Better Information
METRO's New Bus Network gives you better information. On all our bus stop signs, you'll see not only see the name of the route and the number - you will see the final destination. Every one of our hundreds of bus stop signs across the region will Read More...
Fresh New Look with Interactive Map
METRO's New Bus Network is bringing you a fresh new look, and one of the ways is through our new interactive service map . Take a look and play with the map - it's fun. Click on "Bus Routes" at the top. You have the option to view all Read More...
Better Looking
METRO's New Bus Network is giving our system a makeover - from bus stop signs to schedules. We are giving you a better-looking system to ride. Of course, we know that looks aren't everything - but we're hoping our new look will make it easier, Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO June 5-7
This weekend promises to be sunny and rain-free. Enjoy the days with some highlights listed below - from a free ballet under the stars to a water festival - a fun way to keep cool. Wherever you go to relax, consider taking METRO to get there. You'll Read More...
We'll Tell You How to Connect
METRO's New Bus Network is creating better bus stops across the region we serve - and that means our new bus signs will feature information on connecting routes. On the informational plastic posters strapped to the bus pole, you'll find information Read More...
Grand Parkway Park & Ride: No Lottery
Good news for all the commuters who park at the Grand Parkway Park & Ride: There will be no lottery. Instead, thanks to an agreement with NewQuest Properties and Cinemark, overflow patrons can continue to park outside of the designated blue area. Read More...
Final Destination on All Bus Stop Signs
The New Bus Network is remaking all of the thousands of bus stops - creating better bus stops for our riders. One of the things you'll notice, once the new bus stop signs are unveiled, is a final destination written prominently on the sign. This way, Read More...
When's the Next Bus? Send a Text
When METRO's New Bus Network starts, every bus stop will have a bus identification number. That number will help you find out when the next two buses are arriving. Here's how it works. Text the bus ID number to a short code: 697433. Then real-time Read More...
Better Bus Stops
METRO's New Bus Network is bringing better bus stops to our region. We have almost 10,000 bus stops now - and once we launch the New Bus Network on Aug. 16, every bus stop will be sporting a makeover. You'll see the final destination of the route Read More...