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March 2016 - Posts

Ride METRO Shuttle to Auction
On the first Tuesday of every month, Harris County conducts a public auction on properties that are delinquent in their taxes. Now METRO is making it easier for you to get to the new auction location at the Bayou City Event Center . Just park at Fannin Read More...
Join the Final Four Fun with METRO Pass
This Friday, the Final Four games come to town for the championship tournament - and if you want to join in the festivities downtown without dealing with all the traffic, buy yourself a METRO commemorative fare pass. The $12 pass allows unlimited rides Read More...
Public Hearing on Service Changes in June
METRO is scheduled to conduct a public hearing today at noon on route and schedule changes that will take place in June 2016. The hearing will be on the second floor in the boardroom. If you don’t have time to come to 1900 Main, watch it live here. Read More...
Working with a Government Agency
If you’re a small business owner trying to do business with a government agency like METRO, there are things to learn about how to submit a winning proposal or bid. METRO wants to make sure small business owners who want to do business with METRO Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO March 25-27
Sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s promise a picture-perfect Easter weekend, perfect for Easter egg hunts and leisurely brunches. There are lots of fun activities to enjoy – from modern dance to hatha yoga to a play about the legend Judy Garland. Read More...
Meet METRO’s Future New Board Members
For the first time in METRO’s history, the agency will have a woman leading its board of directors . On Wednesday, Houston City Council unanimously approved Mayor Sylvester Turner’s appointment of attorney Carrin Patman as chairwoman. Patman Read More...
Making METRO’s Online Footprint Accessible
METRO has launched an initiative to make its websites, mobile applications and print material accessible to the community with disabilities. The agency is taking the lead in the public transportation industry regarding online accessibility for individuals Read More...
Take METRO to the Final Four
While basketball fans may be engrossed in March Madness , you don’t want to go mad trying to get to the games coming to town. No worries. METRO has an easy way for you to get to the Final Four games and all the festivities surrounding the championship Read More...
Another Chance for Toll Violators
Have you ever driven on an HOV/HOT express lane with an expired toll tag or without one? Or maybe you’ve driven on an express lane during the hours it was exclusively for carpools. We know who you are – and now we’re giving all violators Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO March 18-20
It’s the last weekend of spring break for thousands of students, and there are a lot of fun activities the whole family can enjoy. Cowboys and cowgirls can scoot over to the world’s largest rodeo - and some exciting carnival rides as well. Read More...
Respect: Join the Movement
Aretha Franklin said it best with her 1967 hit song “Respect.” “All I’m asking is for a little respect…R-E-S-P-E-C-T,” sang the Queen of Soul. Now METRO is asking riders in its public awareness campaign to also show Read More...
2016 Spring Break Fun with METRO
It’s spring break, and if you and your kids are doing a “stay-cation,” METRO is the perfect transit option to explore the sights and sounds downtown. The Museum District with its 11 museums offers a variety of exhibits – from the Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO March 11-13
Don your rainboots and rain poncho, and be prepared to have fun this weekend amid scattered thundershowers. You can sample French culture at a festival, celebrate the Irish at a St. Paddy’s parade or stay indoors and experience an “Xtreme Read More...
The “Bus Lady” Offers Tips on Riding
Her nickname is the “Bus Lady,” and she rides METRO everywhere she needs to go. Janis Scott, a Rice alumna and former METRO Stakeholder Committee member, tells why she rides METRO and how she encourages her neighbors to do the same. A lifelong Read More...
Harrisburg Boulevard Detour
Starting on Sunday, March 13, there will be a traffic detour on Harrisburg Boulevard for three months. The road will close at Harrisburg and the Union Pacific railroad tracks. If you’re driving between Lockwood and Cesar Chavez, please take the Read More...
Severe Weather Predicted Tonight
The National Weather Service is predicting showers and thunderstorms tonight with possibly severe storms with heavy rain. Wind gusts could be as high as 25 miles per hour. Here at METRO, we’ll keep you updated on our website with any service changes Read More...
Take METRO During Spring Break
Next week is spring break for thousands of Houston-area students, and you may be already planning fun activities to do with the family. Try shedding your car and taking METRO to popular attractions. This year, it will be more convenient to connect to Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO March 4-6
Another picture-perfect weekend is here, and there are plenty of activities around town for the whole family. The largest rodeo in the world is here with big-name singers every night. If your kids are fascinated by dinos, take them back in time to the Read More...
Future Guide Dogs Learn to Ride METRO
Hershey scampered up the steps of a METRO bus. The four-month-old chocolate lab was the youngest of six dogs who boarded a bus at the West Bus Operating Facility last Saturday, learning the sounds and motions of both a local and commuter bus. Five of Read More...
Riding to the Rodeo with METRO
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officially opened yesterday, and if you’ve got tickets for a concert or two, be sure to take METRO. We’ll save you the aggravation of finding parking and then snaking through bumper-to-bumper traffic to Read More...
Buying Surplus Items Online
METRO has a new vendor to handle online auctioning of surplus items. Think of it as eBay for government items. Municibid is an online auction website for government agencies, schools, authorities and utilities to sell surplus equipment to the public. Read More...