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November 2015 - Posts

Ride METRO to Holiday Musical
This holiday season, take the family to see a charming holiday show – the musical adaptation of the 1983 film comedy, “A Christmas Story.” Theatre Under the Stars is presenting “A Christmas Story: The Musical” from Dec. 8 Read More...
Recipe for Safe Holiday Travel
Thanksgiving is about giving thanks – and traveling to the homes of loved ones and friends. The first ingredient for safe travels is: Buckle up. That’s the message from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Seat belts Read More...
Holiday Hours for HOV/HOT Lanes
Tomorrow is the busiest travel day of the year – and here at METRO, our HOV/HOT Lanes will have special hours. As you travel to your friends’ and relatives’ homes to celebrate the Thanksgiving weekend, please note our holiday hours. Read More...
Thanksgiving Day Schedule 2015
As we gear up to celebrate the Thanksgiving Day holidays with family and friends, please note the METRO holiday schedule. On Wednesday, Nov. 25, we will operate local bus routes on a regular weekday schedule. For those of you returning home from downtown Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Nov. 20-22
Sunny days, blue skies and crisp temperatures have finally arrived, making it fun to explore all that Houston has to offer. This weekend you can browse among handcrafted items and get a jump start on your holiday shopping at a flea market or start the Read More...
All College Students Get Discount
If you’re a college student, it’s just gotten easier to ride METRO. All college students, no matter how many hours they’re taking, are now eligible to ride METRO at a 50 percent discount. Before, we required that a student be taking Read More...
Burnett Transit Center Connects Commuters
An important rail-bus connection makes the commute for Houstonians easier. The new Burnett Transit Center celebrated its grand opening last Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, featuring METRO Chairman Gilbert Garcia , Board members Christof Spieler Read More...
METRO Offers Pre-application Workshop
METRO is looking for suitable projects that are deserving of federal funding. This open “Call for Projects” is a call for transit-related projects by recipients that operate public transportation and are also eligible to receive money from Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Nov. 13-16
This weekend is packed with activities the whole family can enjoy – from dramatic drumbeats in a free concert to an arts and crafts fair that makes science fun. Wherever you go to unwind this weekend, be sure to take METRO to get there. You’ll Read More...
It's Party Time! Rails to Restaurants
Come join METRO at the “Rails to Restaurants” event, a fun way to sample restaurants and entertainment along the rail. This fourth annual event, co-sponsored by METRO and Houston Greeters , is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 16, from 5 to 9 p.m. Read More...
Meet and Greet
Tomorrow if you’re at the Wheeler Transit Center , we’ll have the METRO Police reaching out to meet and greet you. We’ll be on hand to answer any questions and give out brochures on keeping our system safe. Come by and say hi from 11 Read More...
METRO to Give Free Rides to Vets on Nov. 11
Tomorrow, METRO is honoring all veterans by offering free rides on our buses and trains to all veterans. We salute veterans and active military personnel by waiving fares on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. If you’re a veteran, you can ride on our local buses, Read More...
Call for Projects
If you work for a transit provider, your organization may be eligible to apply for federal grant money to help fund your project. As a designated recipient for three Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant programs, METRO is responsible for the distribution Read More...
Your Opinion Matters
Do you like our new website? How could it be better? We value your opinion - and would love it if you’d take the time to fill out our website survey here. We’ll ask you which three features you use most and which three are the most important Read More...
Public Hearing Scheduled Tomorrow, Nov. 4
To improve your experience with METRO, we plan on tweaking routes and schedules during our normal service adjustments on Jan. 24 - but we want your input first. METRO is scheduled to conduct a public hearing on service changes tomorrow at noon at 1900 Read More...
Free Rides to the Polls
Tomorrow is Election Day, and METRO is making it easier to get to the polls: We are offering free rides on our local buses and trains to all registered voters. Simply carry your voter registration card and show it to the bus driver, or be ready to show Read More...