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June 2016 - Posts

Fourth of July Service Schedule
This weekend, we celebrate our nation's birthday - and that means cook-outs, music and fireworks. METRO will be operating on a holiday schedule in observance of Independence Day. Here's our schedule: * METRO local buses will operate on a Saturday Read More...
Chair Carrin Patman on Solving Transit Issues
METRO Board Chair Carrin Patman recently told Houston Woman magazine that her training and experience as an attorney in management, handling complicated cases, will serve her well in her role as the agency’s first woman chair. “I enjoy complex Read More...
Public Hearing Today at Noon - June 28
METRO is proposing service changes for August, and you are welcome to share your opinion today at noon. The public hearing will be held at 1900 Main St., in our boardroom on the second floor. The proposed service changes include a change to the 41 Kirby/Polk, Read More...
Building Bike Paths
Today Mayor Sylvester Turner, along with other city officials, celebrated the groundbreaking of a hike-and-bike trail that will connect the White Oak Bayou path to residential neighborhoods and the Buffalo Bayou path. The city of Houston is updating a Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO June 24-26
Note: This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of strategic analysis in Marketing. It’s the first “official” after-the-solstice summer weekend, so get out there and celebrate it. There’s nothing more summery to me than an outdoor Read More...
Service Changes & Detours This Weekend: June 24-26
Riders, be aware: This weekend, we’ll have a service interruption on METRORail and some bus detours to accommodate the LGBT Pride Parade. METRORail : From Friday, June 24, at 9 p.m. until end of service on Sunday, June 26, rail service will be interrupted Read More...
Ticket to Ride
If you’ve got a valid ticket to a Dynamo or Dash soccer game, you can ride METRORail for free to and from BBVA Compass Stadium on game day. This benefit is being offered in partnership with Houston’s home soccer teams. Both the Green Line Read More...
Stay Safe on Buses and Trains
June, National Safety Month, is a great time to start practicing safe habits as you commute on buses and trains. Remember, you can use your phone to make a difference, but you need to know when. METRO’s new app called MPD Connect allows you to report Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO June 17-19
Here comes another summer weekend with an outstanding number of events – and we’ve chosen just a few to emphasize the diversity of offerings. There’s truly something for everyone. METRO can get you there with a lot less stress, so you Read More...
METRO By the Numbers
How well do you know the METRO system? Here are some factoids to remember as you ride our buses and trains: • METRO serves an area of 1,303 square miles – with 2,663 route miles; 20 transit centers; 9,816 bus stops; and 28 Park & Ride lots Read More...
Soccer Fans: An Easy Way to Goooo to the Games
Welcome Copa America fans. For just $3 you can buy a one-day pass to the games. The METRO Convention Pass is a unique paper flash pass that makes getting to NRG Park, or anywhere else in Houston, quick and easy. Present your pass upon request and enjoy Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO June 10-12
Every summer weekend in Houston offers a wide variety of things to do. Take advantage of all that our area has to offer. And take advantage of using METRO to save money on gas and parking, and you can text or phone while you travel. Please visit the Google-powered Read More...
Weekend Rail Interruptions: June 11 & 12, 2016
Weekend rail riders, listen up: If you’re riding the rail late Friday night or on Sunday, there will be some service interruptions. On late Friday night – one minute after midnight – there will be no rail service on the Red Line between Read More...
People Who Move People
Check out a new web series which profiles public transit leaders and contributors who have made a difference in public transportation. The in-depth profiles are at PeopleWhoMovePeople , a project funded by RouteMatch Software and written by Laura Lee Read More...
METRO Job Fair
Looking for a job? Consider a career at METRO. We’ll be hosting a job fair this Saturday, June 11, at our Kashmere facility at 5700 Eastex Freeway. We’ll be there from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We have openings for bus operators, mechanics, cleaners, Read More...
Sign Language and Detective Work Help a Rider
When a well-groomed gentleman with salt-and-pepper hair boarded the bus on May 25 – and stayed on at the end of bus driver Jacqueline Cooper’s route on the 80 MLK, Cooper knew something was wrong. She had noticed the man boarding without paying Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO June 3-5
To quote a Rodgers and Hammerstein song, “June is bustin’ out all over,” and it brings us an amazing variety of things to do. We can only scratch the surface of this weekend’s offerings, but we’ll give you a chance to be Read More...
Bloggers Meet METRO Chair Patman
Chris Andrews, who blogs about urban planning and urban issues at cdandrews.com , METRO invited Houston bloggers who write about transit to a luncheon today, giving them an opportunity to meet METRO Chair Carrin Patman and ask questions about the agency. Read More...
Sign Up for Alerts
Now that hurricane season is officially underway today, it’s a good time to sign up for emergency alerts. You can stay current with automatic updates, and choose to have them sent to you via email or text. Our service alerts will tell you about Read More...