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March 2017 - Posts

Weekend Fun with METRO March 31-April 2
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. Let’s celebrate April Fools’ Day weekend by enjoying some fun and games around Houston. It’s no joke that you’ll find lots to Read More...
HOV Speed Tool Saves Travelers Time
This is a guest post by Brent Taylor, a METRO social media specialist who works out of TranStar. T he METRO HOV system is a great way to beat the rush-hour, gridlock traffic, and thanks to a new tool, commuters can see just how great the time savings Read More...
Free Rides to Dynamo and Dash Home Games
Here’s some great news for soccer fans: You can ride METRORai l free if you are a ticket-holder to any Dynamo or Dash home game. METRO is partnering with the Houston Dynamo and Dash to provide free round-trip METRORail rides to and from every home Read More...
Take METRO to Anime Matsuri
The 2017 Anime Matsuri Convention is coming to town, and METRO has the perfect way to power your adventure there. Anime Matsuri is an annual anime convention, celebrating Japanese culture and related arts. Hosted at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Read More...
Weekend Fun with METRO: March 24-26
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. Since this is the first weekend of spring, let’s go outside for our weekend entertainment. I’m recommending three events in parks – Read More...
Sons of Late MPD Officer Rescue Senior Neighbor
Joseph and Phillip Suarez grew up in a household where helping strangers was routine. Their dad was the late MPD Officer Phillip Suarez and their mom, Marcy, works in HR at METRO. On Feb. 23, the boys heard a cry for help while they were on the way to Read More...
Texting While Driving Hikes Insurance Rates
We all know that texting while driving is a dangerous distraction. But many of us can’t help sneaking a peek at our phones, telling ourselves we are simply reading a message or a map, but not trying to write while our vehicle is hurling along at Read More...
Public Hearing on Service Changes on March 30
Here’s your chance to tell us what you think about our bus routes and schedules that we plan to tweak with service changes on June 27. METRO is scheduled to conduct a public hearing on Thursday, March 30, at 12 noon at 1900 Main. Here are some proposed Read More...
Rodeo Round-up with METRO
Whether you’re into upbeat country tunes with a pop sound or classic rock ‘n roll, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has plenty of first-class entertainment in its final week - and METRO has just the way to get you there. Tonight, you can Read More...
Weekend Fun with METRO: March 17-19
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. Time passes so quickly – suddenly, it’s the last weekend of spring break. Hopefully everyone enjoyed the week, and you’re emerging unscathed. Read More...
We're Hiring: Police, Urban Planner and More
If you’re in transition, or wanting to make a move to a stable company with rich benefits, consider METRO. Interested in law enforcement? METRO has its own police force and has two openings now – a police officer and a police dispatcher. Starting Read More...
Things to Do Along the Rail
It’s spring break, and if your kids are whining about nothing to do in Houston, take them downtown and board the Red Line. You can explore our urban landscape on METRORail. The Red Line runs 13 miles from Fannin South Station through downtown along Read More...
Kick Up Your Heels at Rodeo Houston
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is in full swing – and METRO has made it easy for you to get to the world’s largest rodeo. With spring break this week, more visitors are expected downtown – but no worries. Simply #KnowBeforeYouGo. Read More...
Weekend Fun with METRO: March 10-12
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. It’s the first weekend of spring break. The children are jumping for joy, and the parents are…well, I’m not sure how or if they’re Read More...
Public Transit Affects Economy
If you ride METRO, you are part of the engine that drives America’s economy. A new demographic study by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) reveals that 87 percent of public transit trips directly impact the economy, either connecting Read More...
#KnowBeforeYouGo Spring Break
Thousands of students will be celebrating spring break next week, and if you’re doing a staycation, there are lots of fun things to do right here in town. Before you venture to Discovery Green , Hermann Park and the zoo or the Museum District , Read More...
Connected Vehicles in the Future
Imagine driving a car that can alert you when a car is in your blind spot – or alert you when the roads have “black ice,” a condition that is hard to see but yields a slippery surface. All this is possible with something called “connected Read More...
METRO Introduces Safety Initiatives
METRO said nothing is off the table in terms of considering safety measure that would make motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists safer around our trains. Those remarks were made at a press conference on Friday, at which METRO asked the media to help promote Read More...
Weekend Fun with METRO: March 3-5
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. Springtime in Houston…the azaleas are beautiful right now. It’s time to leave your TV set and enjoy the mild temperatures – quick, Read More...
Power Your Travels with METRO
Untie your crew, prepare your contraption…and get ready to take flight at the FIRST Robotics Competition. Tens of thousands of student teams from around the world will descend upon Houston to attend the FIRST Robotics Competition this spring. This Read More...