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September 2016 - Posts

Weekend Happenings with METRO September 30-October 2, 2016
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. The weekend is upon us – isn’t that wonderful? We’ve suggested some money-saving events with an eye to the fact that the holidays and Read More...
Ride Free to the UH Game
Tonight, the UH Cougars play against the UConn Huskies - and we’re making it easy for you to get to TDECU Stadium with a free ride on METRORail. All UH students with a valid ID and all riders with a valid game ticket can ride free to and from the Read More...
The State of METRO
Come hear about the State of METRO at the Greater Houston Partnership’s annual luncheon tomorrow focused on all things METRO. METRO Chair Carrin Patman will deliver the address and focus on how METRO can be a part of multi-modal, regional transportation. Read More...
“Find Your Path” Career Day Expo
Thousands of high school juniors and seniors are expected to join Mayor Turner’s “Find Your Path” Career Day Expo scheduled on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon at NRG Park . METRO will be there, too, handing out information about Read More...
METROLift’s New Same-Day Policy
METROLift invites you to attend one of our nine community engagement meetings around the city to explain policy changes and efforts to offer more transportation options. Tomorrow, METROLift officials will be meeting at the Lighthouse at 3530 W. Dallas Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO September 23-25, 2016
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. It's another Houston weekend with lots from which to choose in terms of weekend activities. We've chosen a little dance, a little humor and a Read More...
TaKe METRO to Helen Levitt Exhibit
Take the Red Line to the MFA and check out this wonderful exhibition of the photographer Helen Levitt, one of the most celebrated photographers of the 20th century. Levitt captured candid scenes of everyday life in New York City, featuring working-class Read More...
The Manspread and Other Transit No-nos
We all know how to behave when we drive our personal vehicle and catch a ride with a friend. But when we ride public transit, sometimes those manners disappear. METRO has a Code of Conduct that politely reminds the public how to act on our vehicles, facilities Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO September 16-18, 2016
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. September is usually the beginning of the season for many of our city’s performance organizations, so this weekend we’re featuring two opening Read More...
Public Hearing on METRO’s FY17 Budget
What does METRO spend its money on? Come find out at a public hearing next Wednesday, Sept. 21 at noon at 1900 Main St. in the boardroom. You may read about METRO’s FY17 Operating and Capital Budgets here and make any public comments next Wednesday. Read More...
Students Ride Public Transit to Learn
Some middle school students are stepping outside the classroom to learn about everything from medicine to art to public transportation. About 120 students from the southeast Houston charter school A+ Unlimited Potential go on field trips three times a Read More...
All-day Travel on One Charge
Now there’s a new bus that can travel all day picking up people and dropping them off – on one battery charge. A zero emission bus was unveiled yesterday by Proterra at the American Public Transportation Association’s annual convention Read More...
Cougar Fans Ride Free
If you’re got a ticket to see a Houston Cougars game at TDECU stadium, you can ride METRORail free to and from the game. All you need to do is show your UH student ID or a valid game ticket to a fare inspector if you’re approached. METRO has Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO September 9-11, 2016
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. It was a short work week for a lot of people – so the weekend is here again already. Never fear, though, you won’t run out of things to do. Read More...
This is My METRO
If you’ve been listening to the radio or watching TV this week, you may have seen or heard our new campaign: This is My METRO. We have invited real customers to talk about their experiences riding our system and tell why they do it and how it’s Read More...
Wanted: An Urban Designer for METRO
METRO is looking for an urban designer who will understand how to work with its regional partners, the city and county, as well as work with the engineering, architecture and development communities. METRO President & CEO Tom Lambert recently spoke Read More...
Deadline for Grant Applications: September 9
This Friday, Sept. 9, is the deadline to submit a grant application for a program designed to enhance mobility for seniors and persons with disabilities. The Federal Transit Administration provides funds for these programs that serve the special needs Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO September 2-5, 2016
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. It’s Labor Day weekend already, and if you’re sitting there thinking, “Gosh, I just don’t what to do with this three-day weekend,” Read More...
Help Us Name a Station
“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare wrote. If it’s a rail station, it’s important that the right name tells passengers where they are. We have a landmark rail station now on the Red Line called Reliant Park Station that lets Read More...