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Chair Carrin Patman on the State of METRO
METRO Chair Carrin Patman gave the annual State of METRO address at the Greater Houston Partnership’s luncheon meeting last Thursday, summarizing how the agency is funded and looking ahead to a multi-modal future in which METRO partners with other Read More...
The State of METRO
Come hear about the State of METRO at the Greater Houston Partnership’s annual luncheon tomorrow focused on all things METRO. METRO Chair Carrin Patman will deliver the address and focus on how METRO can be a part of multi-modal, regional transportation. Read More...
Celebrating One Year on the New Bus Network
METRO celebrated today the one-year anniversary of its New Bus Network, a massive overhaul of its local bus system which created grid-like routes with service every 15 minutes on popular routes. At a news conference in its lobby at 1900 Main St., officials Read More...
METRO Launches New Route
This week residents in southeast Houston have a new option for getting around. On Sunday, METRO launched a new bus route – the 38 Manchester-Lawndale – which will run seven days a week. The new route will help commuters go to the Magnolia Read More...
Chair Carrin Patman on Solving Transit Issues
METRO Board Chair Carrin Patman recently told Houston Woman magazine that her training and experience as an attorney in management, handling complicated cases, will serve her well in her role as the agency’s first woman chair. “I enjoy complex Read More...
Bloggers Meet METRO Chair Patman
Chris Andrews, who blogs about urban planning and urban issues at cdandrews.com , METRO invited Houston bloggers who write about transit to a luncheon today, giving them an opportunity to meet METRO Chair Carrin Patman and ask questions about the agency. Read More...
METRO’s New Chair in the News
METRO Chair Carrin Patman is reaching out to the media, as she spells out her vision for METRO and her focus on a regional transit plan. Last Thursday, KUHF aired a segment with Patman being interviewed on the train by transportation reporter Gail Delaughter. Read More...
Chair Carrin Patman Appears on “Houston Matters”
METRO Board Chair Carrin Patman has only been on the job three weeks – and she’s already answering Houstonians’ questions about the agency’s service. H ouston Public Media’s “Houston Matters” talked with Patman Read More...
MPD Officers to Wear Body Cams
In about six months, you’ll see METRO police officers with a new accessory to their uniform: body cameras. The METRO Board of Directors last Thursday unanimously approved issuing body cameras to MPD officers as part of their regular uniforms. “We Read More...
METRO Helps Storm Victims
As Houston mops up after one of the most devastating floods in its history, METRO has been out in the community helping those in need. Buses have been bringing residents rescued from floodwaters to higher ground, delivering bottled water and other supplies, Read More...
METRO Launches Veterans Pass
Amid pomp and circumstance, METRO launched its new qualified METRO Veterans Pass today in the lobby of its headquarters while veterans, state and local officials, disabled vets and employees packed the lobby to celebrate the beginning of a pilot program Read More...
Meet METRO’s Future New Board Members
For the first time in METRO’s history, the agency will have a woman leading its board of directors . On Wednesday, Houston City Council unanimously approved Mayor Sylvester Turner’s appointment of attorney Carrin Patman as chairwoman. Patman Read More...
New Board Members to be Sworn In
New METRO board members appointed by Mayor Annise Parker are scheduled to be sworn in at a special board meeting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7. The new appointees are: Position One - Gilbert Andrew Garcia, chairman. Position Two - Allen Dale Watson Read More...