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January 2016 - Posts

Weekend Happenings with METRO Jan 29-31
This weekend promises to be beautiful one, making it fun to get around town to enjoy all the entertainment a big city offers – from a Creole festival in the park to a giant auto show featuring the latest models. Wherever you go, consider riding Read More...
METRO’s Goals and Objectives
METRO wants to continually improve what we do, and at yesterday’s board meeting President & CEO Tom Lambert outlined our goals for fiscal year 2016 (Oct. 1, 2015 – Sept. 30, 2016). Our goals are: · Improve service delivery · Read More...
METRO’s New Buses Go Green
METRO unveiled its newest generation of buses yesterday at Pinto Business Park where Freedom CNG , a Texas alternative fuel provider, has built a fueling station. Fifty new buses powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) are joining METRO’s fleet Read More...
Do You Feel Safe on METRO?
The METRO Police Department wants to hear if you feel safe on our system. Please take a survey and let our police officers know how well they’re doing their job and how they can meet your expectations. Questions range from whether you feel safe Read More...
Street Team Promotes the Q Card
Load, tap and go! That’s the message our street team is spreading today aboard buses along the 46 Gessner. METRO wants all our cash-paying customers to start using the METRO Q® Fare Card and begin enjoying the benefits. A METRO Q® Fare Card Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Jan. 22-24
While the East Coast is preparing for a fierce blizzard, including record snowfall in Washington, we Houstonians can relax in mild winter temperatures and sunshine, making outdoor activities a fun option in January. From spinning tops in a park to a rare Read More...
Enhancing the Bus Network this Sunday
Starting this Sunday, Jan. 24, you’ll see an even more efficient and convenient network transportation system. Service changes go into effect then. When we inaugurated the New Bus Network last August, you spoke out about enhancements you’d Read More...
Bloggers Learn About METRO
The following is a guest post from Margaret O'Brien Molina, METRO's media manager. METRO is trying to drive a conversation and, realizing it’s a two-way street, decided to invite transit bloggers to meet with transit planners, METRO leaders, Read More...
What's Your Solution?
Anyone who's traveled our freeways knows the experience of crawling bumper-to-bumper as we inch toward our destination. In fact, the Houston area ranks as one of the top ten regions for worst traffic in the nation with congestion costing the city Read More...
METRO Partners with Chevron Houston Marathon
METRO and the marathon make a winning combination as thousands descend upon the Bayou City this weekend to run in the 44 th annual race, support it, or cheer the athletes. The 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon expect to draw Read More...
MLK Holiday Schedule
The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is this coming Monday, and that means parades, detours and a holiday service schedule for METRO. Here’s the good news: METRO will operate its regular weekday schedule on MLK Day. All local buses and Park & Read More...
METRO to Enhance Bus Service
On Jan. 24, METRO customers will start to see enhancements to our bus service, designed to relieve overcrowding and make riding METRO a better experience. Since we launched a new network of routes last August, many of you have suggested adjustments. To Read More...
International Students Learn to Ride METRO
Soon METRO passengers may be hearing languages from all over the world on buses and trains as newly arrived international students start riding our system. Last week, METRO introduced the METRO Q® Fare Card to a record-breaking crowd of international Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Jan. 8-10
This weekend, you can heat up chilly nights while skating under the stars, or plan a dream wedding at an extravaganza showcasing the latest trends. Wherever you go to relax, be sure to take METRO. Check the Google-powered Trip Planner for your specific Read More...
Changes at METROLift
Some important changes are about to happen at METROLift. Starting Feb. 1, METROLift customers will see a fare increase for service both inside and outside the METROLift Base Service Area. METROLift is a paratransit service offered by METRO in accordance Read More...
Open-carry Guns on Buses and Trains
Texas’ new open-carry gun law went into effect on New Year’s Day, and that means METRO passengers on our buses and trains can openly carry a handgun on board any of METRO’s buses or trains if that gun is holstered. Patrons may be asked Read More...
See Something? Text to MPD Connect
METRO’s new app, MPD Connect , puts the METRO police department a few clicks away. “Safety is METRO’s top priority for passengers and employees,” said METRO Chief of Police Vera Bumpers. “This new tool provides another option Read More...