Subscribe to this blog

  • RSS
  • RSS
    Google Reader or Homepage
    del.icio.us Items
    Add to My Yahoo!
    Subscribe with Bloglines
    Subscribe in NewsGator Online

    myFeedster
    Add to My AOL

Tags

Archives

July 2016 - Posts

Weekend Happenings with METRO July 29-31
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. Another well-earned weekend is here, and we want to be sure that you have places to go and things to do. This week’s suggestions cover indoor and Read More...
METRO Riders Get Zipcar Discount
If you ride the bus into town and need to run errands in the middle of the day or go to the doctor, now you can hop into a rented Zipcar – and get $25 free drive time from Zipcar. Zipcar is a car share company with memberships that allow you to Read More...
New Hours Coming for Customer Care
Starting Sunday, Aug. 7, we're changing our hours for the Customer Care Center. The new hours will be from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends. This is where you can obtain route and schedule information. Read More...
Making Transit Accessible
Today is the 26 th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This monumental civil rights legislation bans discrimination and guarantees equal access to opportunity for persons with disabilities. That includes access to transportation. Read More...
Let’s Go Shopping: East End Delights
If you’ve never explored the East End, the businesses and shops along Harrisburg Boulevard offer unique products and great buys. Direct access to Harrisburg businesses is open. The Harrisburg Boulevard roadway at the Union Pacific Railroad Crossing Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO July 22-24
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. It's Friday, and time for some serious thinking about your weekend plans. It's going to be about 100 degrees again, so here are two air-conditioned Read More...
Bay Area Park & Pool to Close
Effective this Friday, July 22, METRO will end service to the Bay Area Park & Pool on Bay Area Boulevard, just south of Baybrook Mall. We are closing this lot due to TxDOT’s reconstruction of I-45 South. Due to the construction, METRO can no Read More...
Red Line Leads to Pokemon
The Pokemon GO craze continues its fascination among smartphone users with more than 15 million downloads since its release on July 6. Pokemon players can find dozens of pokespots in the Museum District, Houston Zoo, Discovery Park and at METRO’s Read More...
METRO's New App Makes Riding a Breeze
METRO has launched a new app that brings you to our most popular apps and shortcuts, giving you easy access to our online tools that make riding our system more convenient. Called the RideMETRO app , this free app can be downloaded from the Google Play Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO July 15-17
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. There’s almost too much to do in Houston, so take advantage of living in one of the most vibrant cities in the country. Here are just three suggestions Read More...
The Cougar Guide to METRO
The University of Houston Main Campus and METRO have teamed up to help students ride METRO, showing students how easily they can ride to places they want to go. Students are no longer required to bring documents to METRO at 1900 Main to show proof of Read More...
METRORail Service Interruption: July 17 - 20
Next Sunday through Wednesday, METRORail service will be interrupted from 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m., due to construction around the Green Line. Service will be stopped between Altic/Howard Hughes and Theater District stations from July 17 through July 20. Read More...
Streaming is Working
The streaming of today's committee meeting is up. Please go to our home page and click the "Tune In Live Video" announcement at the top to get to it. Thank you. Read More...
Live Streaming Not Working
Due to technical difficulties, the live streaming of today's committee meeting is not working. We are working to resolve this as quickly as possible. The meeting will be posted later on our website. Thank you for your patience. Read More...
Catch Pokemon at METRO
This is a guest post by Pascual Perez, Pokémon aficionado and METRO multi-specialist/videographer. There is a new sensation taking the city by storm. It’s a new app called Pok é mon Go . This app lets you catch pokemon like never before, Read More...
Transit of the Future: On-Demand Rides
Standing at a bus stop waiting for a scheduled bus may become a thing of the past. A new study shows that using on-demand shared rides improved access to jobs, health services and educational services, beating out the traditional system of fixed routes Read More...
Delays Expected on I-45 Ramp
If you’re downtown tonight at a play, concert or restaurant, listen up. Starting tonight at 9 p.m., entrance ramps to I-45 South at Houston Avenue, Rusk and Allen Parkway are expected to close, due to a construction project in the corridor. These Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO July 8-10
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. It’s going to be nearly 100 degrees here this weekend, so let’s find some cool things to do to keep us entertained. Here’s a wonderful Read More...
Rail & Ride Escapade
METRO recently introduced a group of diverse bloggers to its rail network and nearby museums and restaurants on a guided bicycle tour, showcasing a transit network that connects communities, parks, bike trails and the city’s top destinations. The Read More...
See a Kid Alone in a Car? Take Action!
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory, warning that this week heat indices can soar to between 103 and 108 degrees in the afternoons across southeast Texas. A heat index is what the temperature will feel like combining humidity with Read More...
METRO Launches New Route
This week residents in southeast Houston have a new option for getting around. On Sunday, METRO launched a new bus route – the 38 Manchester-Lawndale – which will run seven days a week. The new route will help commuters go to the Magnolia Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO July 1-4
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. Hooray – it’s the Fourth of July weekend! In addition to family get-togethers and neighborhood parades, you can choose from an array of things Read More...