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January 2017 - Posts

Super Bowl Fun and Free Rides
Excitement is building as Super Bowl activities ramp up five days before the big game. Step inside the lobby of the Marriott Marquis, newly opened in December across from the GRB Convention Center, and you’ll get to take selfies with Tom Brady and Read More...
Free Train Rides for Super Bowl LI
As you enjoy the pre-Super Bowl festivities next week, here’s good news: You’ll be able to enjoy unlimited free rides on all three METRORail lines from today through Wednesday, Feb. 1. The free rides are courtesy of Reliant Energy, an NRG Read More...
Weekend Happenings Jan. 27-29
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. It’s the weekend already – hooray! It’s another chance for an outing to enjoy art, culture or music in our town. This week I’m Read More...
Stay Safe Along the Rail
Starting tomorrow, Super Bowl LI festivities begin, and thousands of visitors are expected to descend downtown. To stay safe in and around our rail lines, remember: Always stop, look and listen. Look before entering the crosswalk. Listen for the train Read More...
Young Ballerina Takes METRO
Her name is Catherine, and she’s in high school. Her passion is ballet, but she wouldn’t be able to get to her lessons unless she took public transportation. Her mom, a single working mom, just couldn’t drive her daughter to lessons Read More...
Game City Showcase
Start celebrating Super Bowl LI in your favorite Houston neighborhoods with Game City Showcase , four nights of fun in four neighborhoods – all free. Game City Showcase is a four-day event leading up to the Big Game in four distinctive neighborhoods: Read More...
METRO Blog Celebrates 10 Years
Happy anniversary to our “Write On METRO” blog – the first blog by a transit agency. This month marks the 10 th anniversary of our blog, started at a time when corporations were dipping their toes into the social media world and government Read More...
Blog: Weekend Happenings with METRO Jan. 20-22, 2017
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. Who remembers classic TV’s “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and Chuckles the Clown? That episode originated a famous quote – “a Read More...
Plan Your Super Bowl Parking
Super Bowl LI is only 17 days away, and the festivities leading up to the Super Bowl start next Saturday, Jan. 28, with Super Bowl LIVE in and around Discovery Green . Before you jump in your car to drive downtown and randomly try to find parking, check Read More...
All Bus Service Resumes
Service has been restored to all METRO bus routes. However, the following routes have been detoured due to high water: 6, 29, 60, 77, 161, 221, 222 and 228. Please be patient as all routes will be significantly delayed during the afternoon commute. METRO Read More...
All Meetings Canceled
All scheduled METRO board committee meetings and the public hearing on our state audit are canceled today, due to the flooding and severe weather. We will reschedule the hearing and the committee meetings at a later date and post new dates and times soon. Read More...
Free Rides on the Green Line
If you haven’t had a chance to ride our newly completed Green Line , now’s the best time to try it out. All rides on the Green Line are free through this Sunday, Jan. 22. The Green Line now goes over the long-awaited Harrisburg Overpass, a Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Jan. 13-15, 2017
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. It’s going to be a spring-like weekend; quite a change from the frigid one that just passed, so get out and about before the temperatures fall yet Read More...
Take METRO to the Chevron Houston Marathon
The 45 th annual Chevron Houston Marathon is this Sunday, and the weather forecast predicts a high temperature of 73 degrees and a 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. While that may not be ideal weather for runners, we have an ideal way for Read More...
MLK Holiday Schedule for Jan. 16, 2017
Next Monday, Jan. 16, our nation celebrates one of its greatest civil rights leaders - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. METRO will operate on a regular, weekday schedule for METRORail, local and commuter Park & Ride service on that day. Our Customer Care Read More...
METRO Completes Green Line
Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to ride the Green Line free until Sunday, Jan. 22. METRO is celebrating the completion of the Green Line that now connects to the Magnolia Park Transit Center via the Harrisburg Overpass. “We are really excited Read More...
METRO Demonstrates All Battery-electric Bus
METRO has been demonstrating an all battery-electric bus on the 63 Fondren, one of our busiest routes. The bus has no engine and zero emissions. Manufactured by Proterra, this all-electric bus re-charges at Missouri Park & Ride while in service. Find Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Jan. 6-8, 2017
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. Happy New Year to everyone! I hope your holiday season was everything that you wanted it to be. Although we have to get back to “normal” now, Read More...
See MFAH Exhibits at a Discount
Don’t go the Museum of Fine Arts Houston without your METRO Q® Fare Card . The MFAH and METRO have partnered to offer you a great deal on admission – including a discount on tickets to two world-class exhibits: “Emperors’ Treasures: Read More...
Job Fair at Kashmere Facility
Start the new year with a new job that offers great benefits and stability. METRO is conducting an open house/job fair this Saturday, Jan. 7, at our Kashmere Bus Operating Facility located at 5700 Eastex Freeway. We’ll have HR staff available from Read More...
New Free Service for METROLift Patrons
METRO is making it easier for METROLift patrons to use its local buses and trains with a new pilot program that gives free rides to Park & Ride lots, transit centers and rail stations. The new METROLift Feeder Service began on New Year’s Day Read More...