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October 2015 - Posts

Weekend Happenings Oct. 30-Nov. 1
This weekend is party time. For adults, Halloween weekend is an excuse to dress up and pretend to be someone else. For kids, it's a little bit of heaven on earth to collect piles of candy as they go trick-or-treating. Wherever you go, be sure to take Read More...
Driverless Shuttle for that Last Mile
Imagine hopping on a driverless shuttle at your college campus or hospital complex or business park. EZ10 is an electric driverless shuttle, using smart mobility to cover short distances and pre-defined routes. Made by EasyMile , the shuttle uses Robosoft Read More...
Next Bus Texting
We're all more apt to take public transit if we can remove the uncertainty. Now METRO has a tech tool that gives you the estimated next-bus arrival times at a particular bus stop. No more waiting and wondering if you have time to run into that coffee Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Oct. 23-25
This weekend, unwind to the violin music of Taylor Davis, a You Tube phenom, or enjoy a play about a prince who's out to prove himself. Or maybe you're looking for the perfect shelter for Rover. It's all here in the Bayou City - there's Read More...
Grand Parkway Parking Doubles
Next Monday, commuters at Grand Parkway Park & Ride can rejoice. METRO has just doubled the parking spaces. We’ve increased parking spaces to 871 from 423. Now no more circling around like a vulture ready to pounce on the first empty slot you Read More...
Early Voting has Started
The following is a guest blog by Monique Ward, senior public affairs representative at METRO. Early voting has started, and if you know you'll be busy or out of town on Election Day on Nov. 3, now is a good time to cast your ballot. Do your research. Read More...
What Customers Think of the New Bus Network
The New Bus Network has been operating for about two months now. It was a huge overhaul of our local routes, creating straighter, simpler routes in a grid-like pattern, designed to bring buses every 15 minutes or less, seven days a week on frequently Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Oct. 16-18
The cooler temperatures make it ideal to enjoy outdoor activities, and this weekend, there's a lot to from which to choose - from traditional Chinese dance to a Korean festival with an all-you-can-eat contest. Be sure to take METRO wherever you go Read More...
Show Q Card, Get Discounts
If you have a METRO Q® Fare Card, you're eligible for discounts at some restaurants and retailers located near our rail lines. Simply show your Q Card before you pay, and you'll get a discount. It's part of our Q Star program. Vendors Read More...
Light Rail Spurs Development
If you build it, will they come? Economists and urban planners say yes, development will spring up around transit, especially light-rail lines. In Houston and Dallas, mass transportation has triggered big money in development, according to PBS. Although Read More...
A METRO Pass for Quilt Festival Goers
If you're planning to attend the International Quilt Festival , be sure to pick up a special METRO Convention Pass. The convention is Oct. 29 - Nov. 1 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. METRO offers solutions to get there conveniently and economically. Read More...
TV Traffic Reporters Compete for METRO Championship
Houston's local traffic reporters know how to maneuver in and out of the city's traffic jams and report road conditions to thousands every day. But how well can they drive a 40-foot bus around a timed obstacle course? Five local traffic reporters Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Oct. 9-11
Even though temperatures are expected to hover in the 90s this weekend, a dip in humidity makes outdoor activities enjoyable. Explore Hispanic culture during National Hispanic Heritage Month at a free dance performance or join a walk for psoriasis. However Read More...
Easy Parking for Football Fans
If you're planning to watch the Texans take on the Colts tonight, we can make your game plan for getting there convenient and easy. Just drive to our Fannin South Transit Center at 1604 West Bellfort, where you can park for only $15 . Then everyone Read More...
METRO Receives Highest Industry Award
METRO was honored yesterday with the top award by the leading industry association. METRO received the 2015 “Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award” from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). The award Read More...
Partial Rail Service Disruption
Attention, late-night riders: METRORail service between EaDo/Stadium Station and Theater District Station will stop from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., Sundays through Thursdays only , until Christmas Eve. Late-evening service between those stations will stop due Read More...
Throw a Block Party
Tomorrow night, Houston celebrates National Night Out , a crime prevention evening event where families and neighbors are encouraged to get to know each other at a block party. Turn on your porch lights, sit outside for an hour and visit with your neighbors, Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Oct.2-4
The fall season means cooler temperatures and a lively arts scene in Houston - from a giant contemporary art exhibit to the grand opening of a downtown jewel of a park. You can get there with METRO and save gas and parking fees. Relax and text away while Read More...