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September 2015 - Posts

Free Paper Transfer Program Continues
For those of you wondering if today were the last day for free paper transfers: We are extending the paper transfer pilot program for another three months. We started this three-month pilot program in July, and the METRO Board of Directors authorized Read More...
Going to the Game in Ease
If you're planning to watch the Texans take on the Colts next Thursday, we've got a great way to avoid traffic snarls around the stadium. Simply park at Fannin South Transit Center for just $15. You'll get safe and secure parking - plus everyone Read More...
HOV/HOT Pilot Extended
If you've been accustomed to bypassing bumper-to-bumper traffic by using the HOV/HOT lanes to zip into town on the weekend to catch a game, we have good news. The 90-day pilot program that extended operating hours for the HOV/HOT lanes will continue Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Sept. 25-27
From classic drama on stage to a lively soccer game to some laid-back blues, Houston's entertainment scene has something for everyone's taste. However you like to unwind on weekends, consider taking METRO to get to your event. You'll the headache Read More...
We’re Hiring!
METRO is looking for some courteous, safe bus drivers, as well as mechanics to keep our buses running safely. The New Bus Network that redesigned our local routes into a straighter, more grid-like pattern is triggering the need to hire more bus operators Read More...
Transportation Minute en español
A video crew was in our lobby at 1900 Main today, shooting a one-minute production called "Transportation Minute" for Spanish speakers. The on-camera talent was Marco Bracamontes, manager of Public Outreach in the Transportation Department at Read More...
METRO Honored for Financial Transparency
METRO received the Texas Comptroller's highest honor for financial transparency . The agency received the Platinum Leadership Circle Award from the Texas Comptroller, scoring 21 out of 23 possible points on criteria including annual budget , check Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Sept. 18 - 20
Despite temperatures staying stubbornly high days before fall officially starts, you can stay cool with lots of fun, family activities to enjoy al fresco - from free Mexican folk dances to a folk music/film showing under the stars. Wherever you go to Read More...
Partial Rail Shutdown Next Week
METRORail will experience a partial service interruption next Sunday, Sept. 20, between EaDo/Stadium and Theater District Stations. This interruption will run for five days and be completed on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 4 a.m. The rail is shutting down between Read More...
I Get Around: Houston Transit
Come join AIA Houston for a lively discussion on personal transit choices in Houston. Listed in a recent study as ranking #9 for the worst traffic in the country and the worst in the state, Houston has transit options besides sitting in your car in bumper-to-bumper Read More...
METRORail Service Interruption Until Thursday Morning
METRORail riders should be aware that the service interruption between EaDo/Stadium and Theater District Stations on the Green and Purple Lines will continue through Thursday. Construction on Hamilton Street between Capitol and Rusk (Houston First building) Read More...
Celebrating Safe Streets
METRO celebrated the opening of a new pedestrian crossing near Ketelsen Elementary School with a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony last Saturday that included local officials and community leaders. The new crosswalk was the result of two years of working Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Sept. 11-13
This weekend as you unwind, you can choose from NFL football to world-class music by the Houston Symphony - or sample India's Bollywood in a colorful and powerful performance. Whatever your choice, please consider METRO to take you where you're Read More...
Proposed FY16 Budget
METRO wants your input on how it plans to spend its proposed $1 billion budget next fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. A public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 24, at 8:30 a.m. in the METRO boardroom at 1900 Main. METRO is asking its board to approve Read More...
Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.
September is National Preparedness Month, and as commuters, it’s important to be prepared for natural disasters or emergencies. One of the best resources chockfull of useful tips is ready.gov . You’ll learn what protective actions to take Read More...
Can Trucks, Trains and Bikes Co-exist?
A year ago this week, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx challenged cities to make streets safer for bicyclists and pedestrians. Called "Safer People, Safer Streets - Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Initiative," the program called for Department Read More...
Take the Train to the Game
Hey, sports fans: If you're planning to attend one of the many games going on this weekend, be sure to avoid traffic gridlock by taking METRORail. This weekend, you've got a plethora of choices - from international soccer to college football. Read More...
Labor Day Weekend Happenings with METRO
It's the start of a three-day weekend, and if you plan to stay in town, there are plenty of fun things to do on a date or with the whole family. From shadow monsters at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston to dancing in the street at Miller Outdoor Theatre Read More...
Rail Interruption Next Week
Attention, rail riders: When the clock strikes midnight next Tuesday, METRORail service will be interrupted. From Tuesday, Sept. 8, through Thursday, Sept. 10, METRORail service will stop between EaDo/Stadium and Theater District Stations. This is due Read More...
Extra Park & Ride Service Tomorrow
Want to start your Labor Day weekend early? METRO will help you. Tomorrow we are offering early Park & Ride service from noon until 3 p.m. on eight corridors. This service is in addition to the regular mid-day Park & Ride service. Below is a chart Read More...
Labor Day 2015 Holiday Schedule
Next Monday, as we celebrate Labor Day, METRO will be operating under a holiday schedule. Local buses and METRORail will run on a regular Sunday schedule on Monday, Sept. 7. See schedules here for each local route. No Park & Ride service will be operating. Read More...
When's the Next Bus Coming?
You're standing at a bus stop, wondering when the next bus will roll up. Wonder no longer. We've got next-bus texting that will tell you an estimate of when the next two buses will arrive - in real time. Watch this very short video to find out Read More...