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July 2015 - Posts

Weekend Fun with METRO July 31 - Aug 2
Another hot weekend with triple-digit temps coming up, but don't let that keep you at home. You can enjoy an exciting kayak polo competition or watch a Shakespeare classic, sitting in an outdoor theater with air-conditioned vents keeping you cool. Read More...
Riding the Community Connector
The New Bus Network is a network that connects you to your community. One aspect is the Community Connector, a shuttle bus service designed to offer residents door-to-door service within a five-mile zone. This pilot project now operates in the Acres Home Read More...
Giving You Tools
The New Bus Network is all about your community - and we are connecting you to us with some really cool tech tools. One of the tools you'll want to try is one that will tell you the exact time of when your bus will arrive in real time, not scheduled Read More...
Listening to Your Needs
When we designed the New Bus Network , a massive overhaul that took years of planning and research, we listened to what your wanted. One of those things was better weekend service. We know our current weekend service is spotty. If you're trying to Read More...
Your Community
The New Bus Network is all about you and your community. We've designed routes based on your feedback and your needs. Take, for example, our most frequent red network. You'll find buses that are scheduled to arrive every 15 minutes or less, seven Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO July 24 - 26
While the National Weather Service is issuing warnings about extreme heat this weekend, there are still ways to keep cool and have fun - from viewing an exhibit featuring emerging artists to enjoying stand-up paddle boarding with the city skyline as background. Read More...
Your Ride Includes Free Transfers
The New Bus Network is bringing you more service and better service. One of the new things we're trying out in a pilot program is free paper transfers for patrons who pay their fares in cash. Right now, free transfers are only available to METRO Day Read More...
Your Ride is More Reliable
The New Bus Network is designed to make your ride more reliable - so reliable, in fact, that you if you are standing at a bus stop on our frequent, red network, you'll know that a bus is scheduled to arrive every 15 minutes or less. But if you walk Read More...
Your Ride is Faster
On our New Bus Network , we are making the ride faster for you - every day of the week. On our frequent, red network, buses are scheduled to come every 15 minutes or less - seven days a week. That's a huge improvement over current weekend service. Read More...
Your Ride
We have a well-maintained fleet to carry you around on our New Bus Network . We have 1,245 fixed-routes buses. New NABI 40-foot buses were recently added at Kashmere Bus Operating Facility. This fall, 50 new CNG-fueled, 40-foot buses will be entering Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO July 17-19
This weekend in the city, there's a rich offering of fun activities - from sampling good eats at a food truck festival to enjoying golden oldies rock tunes. Check out the interactive exhibit that lets you tell your story and become part of the exhibit. Read More...
Your Route: More Convenient, Faster
The New Bus Network is bringing you more service and better service. On the frequent red network, you can expect to see buses scheduled to arrive every 15 minutes on more than 20 popular routes - seven days a week. We are increasing service, giving you Read More...
Side-by-Side Comparison
The New Bus Network is designed to make our service better and more convenient for you. Before it debuts on Aug. 16, you can get a preview of exactly how your new route will be changed. Simply go to the Dual Trip Planner . Type in your starting and ending Read More...
Your Route with Technology
Your route just got easier. When the New Bus Network rolls out on Aug. 16, you'll be able to find out when the next two buses on your route will arrive - in real time. Simply text the bus stop ID number to a short code, and you'll receive a text Read More...
Your Route: Minor Changes to Numbers and Names
The New Bus Network has overhauled all our local routes to give you more service. But this extreme makeover was done in a way to make the transition easy for you. We made only minor changes to the route numbers and names. So some of you will go to same Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO July 10-12
Don't let the dog days of summer slow you down. Houston has plenty of enriching activities to offer the whole family - many of them free of cost. From a day-long festival featuring all genres of music from Tejano to classical to a circus built to Read More...
A Smile, a Card and New Info
If you're riding METRO, you may have seen folks in navy or red polo shirts and navy METRO hats or visors, walking up to you with a smile and handing you an index-sized card. Meet our new "street team," representatives whose mission is to Read More...
Your Help Keeps Us Safer
The New Bus Network is your network. And that means to keep it safe for all our customers, we need your eyes and ears. If you see something, say something. METRO’s coverage spans some 1,300 square miles. When residents and business owners work with Read More...
MPD Checks for Safety
The METRO Police Department is touring the hundreds of bus shelters across the region, going down a detailed checklist to ensure the shelters meet our safety standards. METRO’s New Bus Network , a massive redesign of our local bus routes, starts Read More...
Your safety
METRO’s New Bus Network wants to transport you around town safely. That means we are busy training our bus drivers to learn the new routes. We are videotaping every route so our drivers can easily refresh their memories on the new routes. Buses Read More...
Weekend Holiday Happenings July 3-5
Many of us have a long, three-day weekend since the Fourth of July falls on a Saturday this year. And there are lots of activities around town to help you celebrate the birth of our nation – from a free concert with the Houston Symphony to fireworks Read More...
More Frequent Buses to Your Home Base
On METRO's New Bus Network , we're hoping there will be less impatient foot-tapping, wondering when the next bus is coming. We are bringing more frequent buses to your home base. If you are on the frequent, red network, buses are scheduled to Read More...