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August 2015 - Posts

Be a Part of Something Great
METRO's New Bus Network has been operating for two weeks now, and if you haven't had a chance to ride our new network of buses, give us a try. You'll find simpler, straighter routes that follow a more grid-like pattern than our old network. Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Aug. 28-30
If you're looking for something fun to do with the family - and you're on a budget - this weekend has some great choices. This Sunday come downtown to the 22nd Annual Transcanada Theater District Open House where you can see live performances Read More...
First Week Brings More Riders
METRO's first week of the New Bus Network brought in 24 percent more riders than the average August ridership. Boardings on both bus and light-rail trains totaled 1.7 million, thanks to two factors: an improved, high-frequency system which integrates Read More...
What the Infoposts Tell You
Strapped to every bus stop sign is a rectangular, sturdy plastic sign. It's what we call an infopost. On it you'll see a linear map of the route, the final destination where that route ends and a unique bus stop identification number. Read the Read More...
"Great Day Houston" with the Bus Lady
A lifelong Houstonian, she never fills a tank of gas, never pays for parking and can relax and text while a driver takes her around. She is Janis Scott, known as the "Bus Lady," and she has volunteered as a METRO Ambassador. She created flyers Read More...
Back-to-School Savings
Today is the first day of school for thousands of students, and there's no better time to get a student METRO Q® Fare Card than at the beginning of the school year. Students with proper verification can obtain a fare card that allows them to ride Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Aug. 21-23
This is the last weekend before school starts for many students, and there's still time to pack in some fun activities with the family. From a special appearance of the award-winning "Peg + Cat" animated TV show to a Bollywood production, Read More...
METRO Offers Parking on Game Day
If you're planning to attend the Texans vs. Broncos game tomorrow night, METRO offers a special parking rate . Park at the Fannin South Transit Center for just $15. In addition to safe and secure parking, you'll be able to hop on the train free. Read More...
The System Map and How to Read It
While METRO has a lot of cool, interactive tools to learn our system online, you may want to read and touch an old-fashioned paper map to learn more about our New Bus Network . We have that, too. You can download an interactive system map here , or grab Read More...
RideStore Extends Hours for Back-to-School
For most students, school starts next Monday, and METRO wants you to be prepared for school and to learn more about METRO's New Bus Network . We've extended our hours so you can get student METRO Q® Fare Cards for your child or for yourself Read More...
How to Find Your Schedule
Our schedules have changed for local routes with the New Bus Network . You can find all the schedules online here , but you'll need the most current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to properly view these PDF-formatted schedules. Read More...
METRO Brings Better Service to Riders
Customers walked up to the well-staffed informational tables set up at the Downtown Transit Center and in front of the METRO building at 1900 Main this morning, while METRO employees answered questions, studied maps and handed out schedules . The first Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Aug. 14-16
As the summer winds toward the end for students, there are lots of fun activities you can take the family to around town - from enjoying the pure sounds of children singing to bargain hunting for one-of-a-kind crafts. Be sure to ride METRO wherever you Read More...
Your Red and Blue Networks
The New Bus Network is a major overhaul of METRO's local bus system. We've redesigned it from top to bottom, offering straighter, simpler routes. On routes that are frequently traveled - the red network - you'll find buses that are scheduled Read More...
Your Service is Seven Days a Week
The New Bus Network understands that life doesn't stop on the weekends. In fact, some of you may be even busier on weekends than on weekdays. Now METRO can accommodate your travel needs on weekends. Want to go to the grocery store, movies, church, Read More...
Your Service is Faster
The New Bus Network offers faster service than our current system. The frequent red network offers seven-day-a-week buses every 15 minutes on at least 22 bus routes. About two-thirds of the trips will be faster. Trips should be shorter by 10 minutes for Read More...
Ahh...Relief from the Heat
METRO is offering free rides to anyone who needs to find shelter in one of the city's cooling centers. We are giving free rides to 49 public facilities where the city of Houston is offering air-conditioned comfort to any resident who needs it during Read More...
Your Service
The New Bus Network's most important asset is you, and we want to make sure we hear your feedback. Compliments or complaints? Please let us know so we can determine how to fix or adjust things. This is your service. We believe this reimagined network Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Aug. 7-9
If the kids are getting restless during these sweltering hot days, try some cool, indoor activities - or an evening play under the stars. From "Shark Weekend" at the Downtown Aquarium to a reflective museum exhibit with Houstonians' voices, Read More...
Your Network Takes You to Activity Centers
The New Bus Network has been designed in a grid-like pattern with simpler, straighter routes and fewer branches. It's also been revamped so that, instead of traveling first to downtown and then transferring to a bus to go out again to your final destination, Read More...
Your Blue Network
The New Bus Network is a network that brings you more service and better service. The blue network will have many of the features of the frequent red network. Local buses will run every 16 to 30 minutes, 18 or more hours a day. It will connect you to Read More...
Got Questions? We Have Answers
If you're wondering how the New Bus Network will affect your route, come on out to an info session where you can get one-on-one help. We are hosting a series of customer information sessions across our service area. We'll have experts at each Read More...
Your Red Network
The New Bus Network means more buses, faster buses, more frequently. On the frequent red network, buses are scheduled to arrive every 15 minutes or better, at least 15 hours a day - seven days a week. The red network includes 22 routes that are located Read More...
Your Network Connects You
The New Bus Network is a service that offers you a true transportation network, linking bikes to buses and trains. The Houston region has been changing faster than our transit system, and that's why we have overhauled our local routes to a simpler, Read More...