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May 2016 - Posts

Texting Worse than Talking on Phone While Driving
A new study on distracted driving shows that texting while driving is far worse than simply talking on the phone. The key is drivers keeping their eyes on the road. With eyes on the road, drivers can still drive with limited impairment while their mental Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO May 27-30
It’s Memorial Day weekend already! There’s a lot to do, and we have a few suggestions to keep you busy. Whether you spend your time visiting prehistoric beasts, settling back for an evening of music and dance, or honoring those who give the Read More...
From the First to the Last Mile
Spend any time on Houston’s freeways, and you’ll notice 18-wheelers are a part of the landscape. The efficiency of freight movement is important, affecting the bottom line. The Department of Transportation’s blog, Fast Lane, says businesses Read More...
METROLift Travel Training
If you’re disabled and depend on METROLift to take you to the doctor or school or grocery store, we’d like to introduce you to a free program that shows you how to ride METRO local buses and rail to give you more travel choices. All our buses Read More...
Memorial Day Holiday Schedule 2016
This weekend in observance of Memorial Day, METRO will be operating on a holiday schedule . On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, the following will occur: Buses and METRORail will follow their usual Sunday schedule . No Park & Ride service. HOV/HOT lanes Read More...
Goooo to Copa America!
Copa America is the oldest international, continental football competition – or soccer as we call it in the U.S. – and it’s coming to Houston. Houston is one of 10 cities hosting the 32 matches, and METRO has made it easy for you to Read More...
Weekend Happenings May 20-22
At this point it looks like a rain-free weekend, so let’s get out and enjoy it! Here are a few ideas…from classic opera to cutting-edge comedy to vintage automobiles. Whatever your weekend destination in our service area, METRO can take you Read More...
Bike to Work Day 2016
Tomorrow, METRO celebrates National Bike to Work Day , and we invite you to join METRO employees and the city in a fun celebratory ride around downtown. Mayor Turner, the METRO Cycling Club , and biking enthusiasts will explore bikeways, including the Read More...
Celebrate National Police Week
In 1962, President Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. Today the week in which that date falls is recognized as Police Week. Thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world come to Washington to Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO May 13-15
There’s always a lot to do in Houston on the weekend! Indoors, outdoors, daytime, evening – here are just a few things that look intriguing. You can be awed by giant sculptures, float away on a paddleboard, or dance in your seat to the syncopations Read More...
METRO’s New Chair in the News
METRO Chair Carrin Patman is reaching out to the media, as she spells out her vision for METRO and her focus on a regional transit plan. Last Thursday, KUHF aired a segment with Patman being interviewed on the train by transportation reporter Gail Delaughter. Read More...
Grant Money for Transit Projects
If you’ve got a transit-oriented project which needs federal funding, you must submit your electronic proposal by next Monday, May 16. Email submissions to: grantapplications@ridemetro.org , Attention Mary B. Fay, Grant Programs. Late submissions Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO May 6-8
What a fabulous weekend ahead with promises of sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-80s – perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day. May is the month not only to honor our moms but to recognize the achievements of Asians and Asian-Americans Read More...
Making Games Safer at the BBVA
If you’re a soccer fan who enjoys cheering on the Dynamo or Dash teams, listen up. The BBVA Compass Stadium is implementing new security measures, beginning this Saturday. Just as airlines have size restrictions on your carry-on bags, the stadium Read More...
Pop-up Q Card Fun
METRO’s doing a pop-up event tomorrow, and if you’re near the Wheeler Station Transit Center , come on by. We’ll have music and lots of friendly faces, greeting you and tell you all about the benefits of having a METRO Q® Q Fare Read More...
Chair Carrin Patman Appears on “Houston Matters”
METRO Board Chair Carrin Patman has only been on the job three weeks – and she’s already answering Houstonians’ questions about the agency’s service. H ouston Public Media’s “Houston Matters” talked with Patman Read More...
MPD Officers to Wear Body Cams
In about six months, you’ll see METRO police officers with a new accessory to their uniform: body cameras. The METRO Board of Directors last Thursday unanimously approved issuing body cameras to MPD officers as part of their regular uniforms. “We Read More...