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May 2017 - Posts

We Got a Makeover!
Come check out our new design of the blog. It's a new look and feel. Explore, suggest topics and join the conversation. Please visit http://metroblog.ridemetro.org/default.aspx Read More...
Memorial Day Holiday Schedule 2017
With a three-day weekend coming up to observe Memorial Day, METRO’s operating schedule will change next Monday. Buses and METRORail will run on a Sunday schedule throughout Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Park & Ride service will not operate that Read More...
Join Us in a Summer of Fun
As summer approaches, METRO has one of the best bargains in town to bring your kids to fun destinations. We’re offering a free Summer of Fun Pass to all students from K through 12 th grade. METRO’s Summer of Fun Pass allows free, unlimited Read More...
Another Perk to Riding Public Transit: Shedding Pounds
Houston, we have a fat problem. Americans are the most obese people in the world – with costly consequences. Which cities are the fattest? Jackson, Miss., ranks No. 1 – while Houston weighs in at No. 17, according to WalletHub which analyzes Read More...
Weekend Fun with METRO: May 19-May 21
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like summer, with free outdoor festivals sprouting up all over the place. I’ve chosen just two of these Read More...
Marketing Staff Wins Crystal Award
METRO’s marketing team captured the top honor in an industry competition, beating out the Houston Rockets. METRO won a Crystal Award - the first place recognition - from the Houston chapter of the American Marketing Association . Winning a Crystal Read More...
Creative Crosswalk Highlights Walkers
We all know what the traditional crosswalk looks like – zebra stripes. But visit the Netherlands, and you can find a crosswalk that looks like scrambled letters that were randomly tossed on the street. The crosswalk features giant letters and shapes Read More...
Honoring the Women and Men in Blue
This week is National Police Week , a week to give special recognition to the fallen officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. Established in 1962 by a joint resolution of Congress, National Police Week is hosting events in Washington, including Read More...
Weekend Fun with METRO May 12-14
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. Sunday is Mother’s Day, so the most important part of this weekend should be spending some time with your mom. For that reason, I’m recommending Read More...
Hands-0n Transit for the Young
This is a guest post by Monica Russo, METRO media specialist. METRO Board Member Christof Spieler is used to giving lectures. In addition to serving as vice-president and director of planning at engineering firm Huitt-Zollars , he teaches at Rice University’s Read More...
Partial Rail Shutdowns Start Tonight
Starting tonight, METRORail will be partially closed on the Green and Purple lines. At 10 p.m. tonight, METRO will close segments of the Green Line from the Theater District to Magnolia Park Transit Center stations; and along the Purple Line from the Read More...
Would You Take a Train to the Airport?
Dust off the crystal ball, and peer into the future: What does public transportation look like in 2040? We want to hear your ideas for a regional transit plan for the future. METRO, led by its Board of Directors and chair Carrin Patman , is developing Read More...
Tweeting About Transit Manners
From manspreading to seat hogs, bad transit etiquette will soon be shamed in a new campaign launched by Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), the public transportation agency in Canada. The TTC plans to use real posts from social media by real riders commenting Read More...
Weekend Fun with METRO: May 5-May 7
This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. Happy Cinco de Mayo! Be sure that you celebrate in some way – Miller Outdoor Theatre offers some wonderful Mexican music tonight. I’m recommending Read More...
"METRO Matters" on Staying Safer
We all know that talking and texting on our cell phones while driving is distracting. Now new research shows that talking on a phone while walking can be just as distracting and often dangerous. A little more than 1,000 pedestrians visited emergency rooms Read More...
METRO Goes to the Offshore Technology Conference
The world's biggest event for the oil and gas industry is happening this week at NRG, and METRO is right there, telling visitors how to use public transit to get around town. The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) brings together energy professionals Read More...
Meet Martina, a Park & Rider
Meet Martina. She rides the 244 Monroe Park & Ride bus, and her fellow passengers have become her bus family. Featured in METRO’s latest commercial in the “This is My METRO” campaign, Martina has been riding the Park & Ride bus Read More...