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April 2016 - Posts

Weekend Happenings with METRO April 29-May 1
There’s no reason to stay home and Netflix binge this weekend with all the fun activities around town. Whether you enjoy viewing art while noshing small bites from food trucks at the Bayou City Art Festival or you’re in the mood for some belly Read More...
METRO Celebrates Earth Day 2016
METRO recently celebrated Earth Day with thousands of festival-goers learning about how we’re practicing sustainability and helping to keep the air clean. Now in its 11 th year, Earth Day Houston was held at Sam Houston Park on April 16 and offered Read More...
Your Smartphone's a Ticket to Ride
Want to hop on a local bus or train but you don't have a ticket yet? No worries. With our new mobile ticketing app , all you need is your smartphone. Just download our app and enter a credit card, debit card or PayPal. Android users, go here . iPhone Read More...
No Surprise: Traffic is No. One Complaint
When asked on the Rice University’s Kinder Houston Area Survey what is the biggest problem facing Houstonians, survey respondents cited traffic congestion. Now in its 35 th year of surveying attitudes of Houstonians, this year’s survey indicated Read More...
Easy Ride to the Offshore Technology Conference
The world’s largest oil and gas trade show is coming to town, and METRO has a way to make it easier to get there. The 2016 Offshore Technology Conference is scheduled from May 2 to 5 at NRG Park. With more than 50,000 attendees expected and more Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO April 22-24, 2016
After torrential rain and flooding this week, it’s time to relax and breathe now that the emergency weather is behind us. This weekend, forecasters are predicting dry and sunny days ahead. Whether it’s a baseball game between Beantown and Read More...
217 Cypress P&R to Resume Monday
Cypress residents, good news: The 217 Cypress Park & Ride is scheduled to resume on Monday, April 25. This was our last route suspended due to high standing water and, according to weather forecasts, the roads should be safe on Monday. Thank you for Read More...
METRO Helps Storm Victims
As Houston mops up after one of the most devastating floods in its history, METRO has been out in the community helping those in need. Buses have been bringing residents rescued from floodwaters to higher ground, delivering bottled water and other supplies, Read More...
Send Us Your Story
Some of our passengers have intriguing stories about riding METRO, and we are looking for the best stories to tell about what METRO means to you. Every journey has a story - what’s yours? The best stories will be showcased in an advertising campaign Read More...
All Service Resumes Except 217 Cypress
METRO is resuming all service today except for the 217 Cypress Park & RIde. All local buses, METRORail, METROLift, HOV/HOT lanes and Park & Ride buses - except for the 217 - are operational today. Please allow extra time for travel as there is Read More...
METRO Resumes Most Service
METRO is resuming service where possible today. Some routes will have detours. All METRORail is up and running, Park & Ride is operational. HOV/HOT lanes are open. Please expect delays and thank you for your patience. if you're driving, be safe Read More...
METRO SUSPENDS ALL SERVICE
METRO has suspended ALL transit services including local bus, Park & Ride and light-rail, METROLift, and HOV/HOT lanes due to a catastrophic weather event which is causing widespread flooding throughout the Houston region. Riders are asked to monitor Read More...
We’re Looking for Smart Summer Interns
We’re looking for smart college students who want to experience real-work projects here at METRO. The METRO Summer Internship Program will offer work assignments and projects with professionals. Our departments include accounting, construction, Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO April 15-17
Whether you’re into sports or art, there’s something for everyone to do this weekend. Enjoy a Houston Dynamo game, check out an alternative art festival or experience the culture of Japan. The nation’s most diverse city offers lots of Read More...
Rejoice! A Lost Wallet is Found
Note: The following is a guest post by METRO’s Monica Russo of the Press Office. On a recent Friday morning, METRO received a call from Ashley Caddy, a distressed rider who had accidentally left her wallet and keys on the 161 Wilcrest. “After Read More...
Greenlink Introduces Weekend Orange Route
Now going out on the town in the downtown area is getting easier than ever with the launch of free weekend shuttles offered by Greenlink . Starting tomorrow, the new Orange Route will connect downtown visitors and residents to local hotspots on Thursdays Read More...
Call for Projects Workshop
If you have a transit-related project and you’re looking for financing, come to a workshop METRO is hosting on Thursday, April 14, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. This is for organizations that operate public transportation and are also eligible to receive Read More...
METRO Launches Veterans Pass
Amid pomp and circumstance, METRO launched its new qualified METRO Veterans Pass today in the lobby of its headquarters while veterans, state and local officials, disabled vets and employees packed the lobby to celebrate the beginning of a pilot program Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO April 8-10
This weekend, relax by going back in time. Watch the classic tale, “Oliver!” unfold in this delightful musical performance set in 18 th -century London. Or find out why the Virgin of Guadalupe has fascinated followers for the past 500 years. Read More...
Texting While Walking? Not Near Trains
See Tracks? Think Train. That’s the message of Operation Lifesaver , a nonprofit group that promotes rail safety nationwide. And METRO wants all Houstonians to understand that trains are powerful – and you must be careful. That’s the Read More...
Special TMC Shuttle to Final Four
Expect crowds today – the final day of the Final Four –as two teams vie for the championship title. METRO’s offering a one-day, temporary shuttle to Texas Medical Center employees who would normally ride the train. The TMC Red Shuttle Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO April 1-3
Today’s the day to play practical jokes to see if your friends or colleagues are a “fool” on April’s Fool Day. Besides having fun as a prankster, you can sample a variety of leisure activities this weekend – from the Final Read More...