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November 2016 - Posts

Super Bowl Traffic: How to Beat It
Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to descend upon Houston starting the end of January leading up to Super Bowl LI, and METRO and city officials want you to #KnowBeforeYouGo. A transportation guide was unveiled yesterday by officials, part of Read More...
METRO Unveils First All Battery-electric Bus
METRO unveiled its first demo of an all battery-electric bus today in an event that included employees dancing the Electric Slide and students from Energy Institute High School participating in the big reveal. METRO Chair Carrin Patman called the agency’s Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Nov. 24-27, 2016
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. The long weekend of family, friends, and food (not necessarily in that order) is upon us. In between entertaining and putting up your Christmas decorations, Read More...
Red Line Service Modification
Starting on Monday, Nov. 28, the Red Line service will undergo modifications, switching to single track service in Midtown. From 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. each night through Thursday, Dec. 15, the METRORail Red Line between Wheeler and Downtown Transit Center Read More...
Playing Soccer at a Train Station
Public transit just got way cooler in Atlanta. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) recently unveiled a groundbreaking new soccer field inside its Five Points Station. Station Soccer is intended to offer an opportunity for local youngsters Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Nov. 18-20, 2016
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. The holidays are coming, the holidays are coming! I don’t know if that represents a Paul Revere-style warning or a reason for unmitigated happiness. Read More...
Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule 2016
As we head into the Thanksgiving holidays, many of you will be traveling to visit loved ones. Here is METRO’s holiday schedule: Wednesday, Nov. 23 Local bus routes will operate on a regular weekday schedule Six Park & Ride routes will run additional Read More...
DOT Celebrates Veterans in Transportation
To commemorate the Department of Transportation’s 50 th anniversary, the department is celebrating veterans in transportation throughout November. Today, meet Air Force veteran Jerry, who served in Vietnam and later worked at a transportation engineering Read More...
Ride METRORail Free to UH Game Thursday
Hey, Cougar fans – get the full game day experience by riding METRORail free this Thursday as you watch the Houston Cougars play against the Louisville Cardinals . All riders with a valid Cougar game ticket or University of Houston student ID can Read More...
METRO Wins Financial Transparency Award
METRO achieved an award last week for providing easy, online access to financial information in the Texas Comptroller’s newly launched Comptroller’s Transparency Stars program. The Transparency Stars program recognizes local governments that Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Nov. 11-13 2016
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. Another weekend already…and the countdown to Thanksgiving is on. This is the weekend of two highly anticipated, annual charity-related shopping Read More...
METRORail Green Line to Partially Close
East End Green Line riders, listen up: The Green Line is scheduled for a temporary service interruption between EaDo/Stadium and Altic/Howard Hughes stations, for a week starting on Monday, Nov. 14. The closure is due to signal improvement work. We’ll Read More...
Honoring Veterans with Free Rides
If you’re a veteran, METRO wants to thank you for your service to our country and offer you free rides on Veterans Day on Nov. 11. All veterans and active military personnel may have their fares waived on our local buses, METRORail, Park & Ride Read More...
Green and Purple Lines Resume Service
If you ride the Green Line or the Purple Line , here’s some good news: We’ve resumed normal service this morning, four days ahead of schedule. The hard work of the rail crews paid off, with our entire METRORail system operating for normal Read More...
Ride to the Polls for Free
Tomorrow is Election Day, and METRO wants to remind you we are offering free rides to the polls on local buses and trains. Complimentary rides are being offered to all registered voters during polling place hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The free rides are Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Nov. 4-6, 2016
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. We’re between holidays for a short while, but never fear – you’ll never run out of weekend activities in this city of ours. If you get Read More...
Park & Ride Users Can Buy Tickets on Phone
Our mobile ticketing app just got smarter. Now those of you who use our Park & Ride lots can buy your ticket right from your smart phone. Choose a single ride, then choose your zone . Fares vary by zone, ranging from $2 to $4.50. You choose one of Read More...
Attention, METRORail Riders
Attention, METRORail riders: If you plan to ride the rail this weekend, listen up. Starting this Friday, Nov., 4, the Red Line will experience interrupted service between Northline Transit Center/HCC and Downtown Transit Center stations. The reason is Read More...
METRO Starts Countdown to Super Bowl LI
Dozens of employees gathered at the Downtown Transit Center last Friday as METRO launched the 100-Day Countdown to Super Bowl LI. Officials from METRO, the city of Houston, the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee , the Houston Downtown Management District Read More...