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December 2015 - Posts

Free Rides on New Year's Eve 2015
METRO has a New Year’s gift for you: free rides on all local buses and trains on New Year’s Eve. We want you to party safely – and so we are offering free rides beginning tomorrow at 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. Our local Read More...
METRO is Hiring Bus Operators
If you’re singing the holiday blues because you’re unemployed, cheer up. METRO is hiring full-time bus operators, starting at $15 an hour. METRO has 65 positions to fill by the end of February, said Roland Manzano, director of Human Resources. Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Dec. 18-20
This is the time for concerts and plays, all celebrating the magic and joy of the season. Take the family to a Christmas village at Bayou Bend with Santa and his reindeer, or skate with Santa and take selfies at Discovery Green. Wherever you go to relax, Read More...
Respect is Mutual
METRO launched a courtesy campaign this morning at a news conference, spelling out rules of the road with the mantra: Respect is mutual. “There is nothing more important than the safety of our drivers and the safety of our passengers, and we want Read More...
Our Website: What Do You Think?
We've recently redesigned our website, and we want to know what you think. Please take a few minutes to answer our online survey. Tell us what you like and what you’d do differently. You’ll find questions about the features you may like, Read More...
Bus Drivers Offer Holiday Magic to Youngsters
This is the season for magic and wonder – and METRO’s bus operators and mechanics are busy in between their regular duties, creating a holiday wonderland for neighboring elementary schools. Each bus operating facility has “adopted” Read More...
METRO Blue Santa Brings Cheer to Young Patients
METRO Blue Santa brought cheer to seriously ill young patients at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital recently, presenting the kids with small teddy bears and coloring books and giving the hospital $2,500 to start a program for women with high-risk Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Dec. 11-13
Although the weather forecast is predicting rain this weekend, you can still make it a merry weekend with lots of holiday activities – including a healthy one, too. From a holiday pops concert the whole family will enjoy to a gingerbread house build-off Read More...
Free Rides on Election Day
Saturday is the run-off election, and METRO wants to help you get to the voting polls. Present a valid voter registration card on a local bus or METRORail line to get a free trip this Saturday, Dec. 12. Find your polling location at Harris Votes.com , Read More...
METRO Partners with "Wreaths Across America"
This Saturday, METRO is partnering with “Wreaths Across America” by providing shuttles to the Houston National Cemetery. We’ll be operating shuttles between N. Shepherd Park & Ride and Houston National Cemetery every 10 minutes from Read More...
METRO to Tweak New Bus Network
You spoke, we listened. Last August, we launched a major overhaul of our local bus network. After receiving feedback from both bus operators and customers, we’re making some enhancements. Those tweaks will occur during our usual service change in Read More...
East End Holiday Shopping
This year as you're searching for holiday gifts, join METRO as we support the family-owned small businesses and shops in the historic East End. Here are some of the treasures you'll find. Manny Simon's Menswear has a wonderful selection of Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Dec. 4-6
The holiday season has launched, and H-town is brimming with activities for the family – from a festival of lights to a festival that can only happen in Texas – tamales. Wherever you go this weekend to relax, be sure to take METRO. You won’t Read More...
HOV/HOT Pilot Ends
A pilot program to increase the operating hours of our HOV/HOT lanes ended on Nov. 30 because the benefits did not outweigh the costs. The 90-day program began on July 1. It was designed to evaluate how effective it would be to extend weekday hours of Read More...
Call For Projects: Last Call
Tomorrow, Dec. 2, is the deadline for all electronic applications for project funding for transit providers in the Houston Urbanized Area . All project proposals must be submitted by 4 p.m. tomorrow. Email submisions to: grantapplications@ridemetro.org Read More...