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April 2017 - Posts

Weekend Fun with METRO: April 28-April 30
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. We’re back with more suggestions on how to use your spare time. It’s a “be eclectic” weekend in terms of activities. Depending Read More...
METRO Praised for Financial Transparency
METRO was honored as one of the highest scorers in financial transparency by a consumer advocacy group. The Texas Public Interest Research Group (TexPIRG) Education Fund released its annual report that examined METRO’s financial disclosures and Read More...
METRO Parties at the Park
Join us at a free outdoor festival this Saturday. Bayou Greenway Park will be chockfull of family activities, games, music food and more. METRO is the transportation sponsor, and we’ll have our emerald-green Discover Bus parked there from 11 a.m. Read More...
Take METRO to the Japan Festival
Japan Festival Houston celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Japan at the Hermann Park Conservancy, and you’re invited. This free, family-friendly event will include martial arts demonstrations, music and dance, displays of Ikebana flower arrangements, Read More...
Live Web Chat with a Cop
We’ve now made it easier than ever to contact METRO Police. On our home page, you’ll see a button on the right called “MPD Connect.” Click that and you’ll see two icons. One offers text chatting, available around-the-clock Read More...
Weekend Fun with METRO: April 21-April 23
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. Another Houston weekend – hooray! Since you’ve just spent all your money on Easter candy (good chocolate is expensive), I’ve put together Read More...
A Ticket to Ride – Free!
Soccer fans who are planning to see the Dynamo play against the San Jose Earthquakes this Saturday, we’ve got a free ride for you on METRORail. All Dynamo ticket-holders with a valid game ticket can ride METRORail free to the game. Simply hop on Read More...
Do You Feel Safe?
How safe do you feel on METRO? We want to provide the most professional police services to you - and we need your help. Please take this brief survey . You'll be giving us useful information about how we perform our jobs and what more we can do to Read More...
Easy Way to Attend the OTC
METRO has an easy way for you to attend the annual Offshore Technology Conference at NRG Park. The conference attracts more than 2,300 exhibitors and attendees from 100 countries, making it the biggest oil and gas event in the world. As you network with Read More...
Be Prepared to Stop
Many of us do all our shopping online. Imagine for a moment how inconvenient it would be to not receive your packages in two days. But not getting goods is more serious than a mere inconvenience. A newly released documentary charts the frightening scenarios Read More...
Weekend Fun with METRO: April 14-April 16
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. Welcome to Easter weekend in our town – I hope you receive all the chocolate bunnies that your heart desires. When you’re tired of the kids Read More...
Social Media : One Year Later
This is a guest post by Alicia Lynch. a METRO social media specialist who works out of TranStar. When METRO ushered in its New Bus Network on August 15, 2015, it became clear that a solid presence was needed on its existing social media accounts due to Read More...
Guaranteed Ride Home
Some of you may be reluctant to ride METRO because you wonder how you would get home if an emergency arises. METRO’s got you covered. We have a solution called the Emergency/Guaranteed Ride Home program. This free service offers you a way home if Read More...
Weekend Fun with METRO: April 7-April 9
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. April in Paris…well, not quite, but we’ll take April in Houston. Like all Houston weekends, this weekend there are nine million activities Read More...
Take Me Out to the Ballgame - with METRO
Take me out to the ballgame - and watch the Astros in its opening season as it hosts games with the Seattle Mariners and the Kansas City Royals . There’s a game tonight and every night through Sunday at Minute Maid Park and an easy, convenient way Read More...
Mario with a Message
Check out our latest safety video , a light-hearted approach to a serious message. A Mario type character rushes around town, ignoring safety as he hurries down the sidewalk and encounters obstacles. As the viewer sees what not to do, we hope the message Read More...
Portion of 290 HOV to be Closed
If you’re one of the thousands of commuters along U.S. 290, listen up. Starting Monday, April 10, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will temporarily close the U.S. 290 HOV lane at Hempstead. This temporary closure is part of TxDOT’s Read More...