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February 2017 - Posts

Job fair this Saturday, March 4
If you’re looking for a career change, METRO is a great place to work. This Saturday, March 4, we’ll be interviewing for bus drivers at a Workforce Solutions job fair at 5104 Harrisburg from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Workforce Solutions is a part Read More...
Rope a Ride to Rodeo Houston
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo kicks off on Thursday with the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest , featuring more than 250 teams vying for prizes with secret recipes. While the team tents are by invitation only, you can enjoy the Garden, Read More...
METRO Chair Among Most Influential Women
METRO Chair Carrin Patman has been recognized as one of Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2016. The honor was given by Houston Women Magazine , which launched its awards program “50 Women of Influence” in 2008. “Each in the Read More...
Weekend Fun with METRO: Feb. 24-26
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. I hear sighs of relief coming from all over the city – Friday is here again. It’s time for some relaxation and doing what you want to do. Read More...
Beat Congestion with METRO
Anyone who drives knows how congested our roads can be. In fact, in a recent study, Houston ranked No.16 among the 25 worst congested cities nationwide. TomTom, which operates navigation and traffic software, said Houston had actually improved from 2015 Read More...
Super Bowl Inspires Locals
It took Super Bowl LI to convince many Houstonians to try riding METRO - and so far, the feedback has been great. Meet Terry and Nivien O’Rourke, a couple who lives in Houston but never bothered to ride METRO until the Super Bowl. Then see what Read More...
Take this Travel Survey
When you take a road trip, what information do you use – and what information do you wish you had – when you use managed lanes? Managed lanes are the dedicated lanes reserved for carpools or drivers willing to pay a toll. The lanes are also Read More...
Rail Interruption Alert on Feb. 22, 23
Attention, late-night rail customers: The Red Line will be operating on a single track next Wednesday night., Feb. 22, and next Thursday night, Feb. 23. Red Line northbound and southbound service will run from the northbound platforms for the following Read More...
Weekend Fun with METRO: Feb. 17-19
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. It’s time to log off of that computer, put down that pencil, and get out and about for another Houston weekend. I’ve selected something for Read More...
Safe Walking with Smartphones
In the Netherlands, there’s a novel way to try to keep pedestrians with smartphones safer. LED strips have been embedded in sidewalks at a busy intersection in the western Netherlands in the city of Bodegraven, reports The Verge . The strips light Read More...
Safety First
METRORail is quieter than most buses and cars. So whether you’re walking, biking or driving near the rail, it’s important to stay alert and follow the rules of METRORail. Stop . Don’t walk in front of, behind or between the trains. They Read More...
Valentine’s Dates on METRO
It’s a stormy Valentine’s Day replete with thunder, sheets of rain and tornado warnings. Kids are sheltering in place in schools across the city. But all this severe weather is expected to pass by in quick-moving storms – so don’t Read More...
ReelAbilities: Houston Film & Arts Festival
A free city-wide film and arts festival celebrating the talents of people with disabilities will be conducted all around town – from museums to restaurants to a ballet studio and an airport. ReelAbilities: Houston Film & Arts Festival features Read More...
Weekend Fun with METRO: Feb. 10-12
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. Got that post-Super Bowl letdown? Don’t fret; there’s still plenty of entertainment in Houston (and you know that there is – what have Read More...
New Grand Parkway Garage to Open
Here’s good news for all our Park & Ride customers at the Grand Parkway: Starting next Monday, Feb. 13, our new garage will be open for business. Here's how you get in. Tap your METRO Q® Fare Card once to get in the garage - and $2 will Read More...
Super Bowl LI Sets Ridership Record
Today in Boston, Patriots fans are flooding the streets with a city-wide parade , honoring their home team’s Super Bowl LI win – a game that will go down in history as the Pats made the greatest comeback in unprecedented overtime. Here in Read More...
Service Changes Coming: Feb. 12, 2017
METRO is tweaking its schedules and routes to bring better service to you. We’ll be implementing these changes next Sunday, Feb. 12. They’re designed to reduce overcrowding and improve our on-time performance. Some of the changes include: Read More...
Weekend Happenings with METRO Feb. 3-5, 2017
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. Super Bowl weekend is upon us. There’s been a lot of preparation leading up to this (you’ll be only too aware of that if you’ve been Read More...
Getting Around During Super Bowl LI
METRO makes it easy for you to get around to all the Super Bowl LI events, including the Super Bowl LIVE , NFL Experience and Game City Showcase’s events tonight. If you’re driving into downtown, the first thing to do is read the “Know Read More...
Take METRO to the Super Bowl EaDo Party
Super Bowl LI fever is starting to rise…and if you want to get into the spirit of the game, venture downtown where you’ll find lots of top-tier musical acts, entertainment and fun - all free. First, hop on METRORail to get there. All rides Read More...