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Dump the Pump 2014
If you care about the environment, a simple way to reduce your carbon footprint is to use public transit. If you're concerned about your household finances, a simple way to save money is to ride a bus or train. Today is the ninth annual Dump the Pump Read More...
METRORail is City's Most Energy-Efficient Transit
Concerned about your carbon footprint? Start riding METRORail - the most energy-efficient way to get around the city. The Red Line produces fewer gas emissions per passenger mile than most light-rail systems nationwide, according to the Federal Transit Read More...
Global Warming and You
World leaders are gathering at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen for the next 10 days to formulate solutions to global warming. This current decade is expected to be the warmest on record and this year probably the fifth hottest, according Read More...
METRO Helps UH Go Green
Ten METRO staffers joined the University of Houston in its Commuter Green Fair, signing up hundreds of students on the main campus for a METRO Q® Fare Card . "Here at the university, we have challenges, and we struggle with accessibility, as Read More...
Walking to Reduce Carbon Footprint
Anyone who lives here knows that Houston is not a walkable city. There may be pockets of streets where you can walk from office to restaurant to dry cleaners. But there are few walking neighborhoods. A report today on National Public Radio features a Read More...
Tax Benefits for Using Public Transit
Starting in January, tax benefits for using public transit just got better for employee and employer. Companies can give their employees tax-free transit commuter benefits up to $115 a month, up from $110 last year. Unfortunately, the federal government Read More...
Going Green on Cross-Country Trips
Not all mass transit reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Take commercial flights, for example. Airplanes contribute about 3 percent of the world's total emissions. That's a small but still notable contribution to the global warming effect triggered Read More...