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December 2016 - Posts

Weekend Happenings with METRO Dec. 30-Jan. 1, 2017
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. Can you believe the end of 2016 has come so quickly? It’s true what they say about the years going by faster and faster as we get older. I hope Read More...
Get Your Marathon Pass
METRO’s making it easy for you to attend the Chevron Houston Marathon during race weekend from Jan. 13 to 15. This 46 th edition of one the biggest single-day sporting events in the city will attract tens of thousands of participants, volunteers Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Dec. 23-25
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. The long-awaited holiday weekend is finally here, and I’ll bet the kids at your house can barely contain themselves. Nearly every event I’ve Read More...
Purple Line Back to Normal
Good news just in time for the holidays: The Purple Line has returned to normal service, ahead of schedule, thanks to the hard work of crews. We had to close a section in order to work on improving the signals after axle counter malfunctions delayed service Read More...
A Holiday Card For You
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Stay Safe During the Holidays
With the holiday season upon us, you may be commuting on the train or bus, loaded with shopping bags or doing more online shopping on your smart phone. Remember to stay safe with the extra distractions. Yesterday, a fully suited Santa rode down the street Read More...
Here's Our 2016 Holiday Schedule
As you’re planning last-minute shopping and holiday events, please keep in mind that METRO will be operating on a Christmas and New Year’s schedule. On Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, all local bus routes and METRORail will operate on a Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Dec. 16-18, 2016
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. This week’s theme is “holiday traditions,” and Houston is fortunate to have oh, so many of these. Try to experience at least one, and Read More...
Try New and Improved METRO TRIP App
METRO has a new and improved app available that will help make getting to your destination easier than ever. All you need to do is download the free METRO TRIP app from the Android or iPhone stores. A quick tap of your finger and the GPS will find your Read More...
Enjoy Zoo Lights with METRO
One of the best ways to enjoy a Houston holiday tradition is with METRO. If you haven’t been to the Houston Zoo’s annual “ Zoo LIghts,” you’re in for a treat. Open at 6 p.m., one hour after the zoo officially closes, the Read More...
Beyond Traffic Innovation Centers
How will we move in 2045? How will we construct a transportation system to accommodate a growing population and changing travel patterns? How can new technology make travel safer? The Department of Transportation is seeking solutions to these questions Read More...
Perfect Parking for Texans Fans
Hey, Texans fans: If you’re attending the game this coming Sunday, we’ve got the perfect place for you to park and avoid gridlock. Leave your vehicle at the Fannin South Transit Center at 1604 W. Bellfort. Parking is only $15 and includes Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Dec. 9-11, 2016
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. Our friendly weather forecasters say we’ll have temperatures in the 60s this weekend, so it’s a good one to get out and about – not Read More...
Bus Bridge for Green & Purple Rail Lines
If you ride the Green or Purple rail lines, listen up. Starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, the Green Line and Purple Line will offer a bus bridge to help passengers whose usual METRORail ride is not available due to work to improve signals. The Green Read More...
Holiday Party for Young Transit Pros
YPT Houston is throwing a holiday mixer at the Tasting Room - Uptown Park on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet young professionals in transportation – or the young at heart. YPT will cover the first round of drinks, Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Dec. 2-4
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. We are lucky in Houston to have so many terrific entertainment options available during the holiday season. If you’re like me, you just don’t Read More...
Social Media Team Keeps Riders Informed
The following is a guest post by Brent Taylor, social media specialist at TranStar. As part of METRO’s commitment to customer care, the organization recently hired a team of social media specialists who provide real-time service alerts when customers Read More...