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"Great Day Houston" with the Bus Lady
A lifelong Houstonian, she never fills a tank of gas, never pays for parking and can relax and text while a driver takes her around. She is Janis Scott, known as the "Bus Lady," and she has volunteered as a METRO Ambassador. She created flyers Read More...
The State of METRO: Success in the Four Rs
METRO Chairman Gilbert Garcia recapped the four “Rs” of METRO to describe a successful year in which ridership trended upward in fiscal year 2013, increasing 4.3 percent compared to the previous year. “We’re making progress,” Read More...
State of METRO
Come listen to the State of METRO at a presentation sponsored by the Greater Houston Partnership . METRO Chairman Gilbert Garcia and Tom Lambert, interim president & CEO, will discuss METRO's plans to improve mobility in this region and share Read More...
Greanias Becomes New President & CEO
George Greanias, METRO's acting president & CEO since May, was named today the agency's permanent president & CEO. The vote by METRO's board was unanimous. Each board member present commented positively about choosing Greanias as the Read More...
George Greanias: The Man for the Job
In case you missed yesterday's profile in the Houston Chronicle, a piece by reporter Mike Snyder gives an in-depth look at METRO's Acting President & CEO George Greanias and his strategy of leading our agency. The 62-year-old former management Read More...
How Well is METRO Following the Rules?
Back in April , the METRO board voted to hire the law firm Fulbright & Jaworski to analyze our policies and procedures to see if they are conforming to Texas law. The 26-page report was presented to the board today at the monthly board meeting by Read More...
METRO Board Approves New Real Estate Contract, More Buses
METRO's Board of Directors voted today to scrub the current real estate contract with McDade, Smith Gould, Johnston, Mason & Co. and enter into a new contract with the firm that meets the new METRO's standards. METRO Chairman Gilbert Garcia Read More...
Restoring Public Confidence
METRO's Chairman of the Board announced yesterday that an investigation into allegations of improper spending by METRO President & CEO Frank J. Wilson is complete and no evidence of impropriety was found. Last month, METRO hired UHY Advisors , 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...