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Getting Ready for a Future Ike
A year ago today, most of us were anxiously watching weather reports, tracking the path of Ike. We've got two more months of hurricane season, and if you've grown lax about preparations, this is a good time to check your supplies and update your Read More...
Responding to Your Questions About HOV Lanes
We have received more comments on a post about HOV lanes last Friday than any other post since we launched this blog 19 months ago. By 2 p.m. today, we received 106 comments on that one post, far outpacing the second most commented post with 65 comments. Read More...
All HOV Lanes Open Except Gulf Freeway
All high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes except the I-45 South HOV are open. Yesterday, METRO Police Chief Tom Lambert explained at a press conference what we were doing to keep the HOV lanes operational and why the Gulf Freeway lane remains closed. Click Read More...
Send Your METRO-related Ike Photos
A blog reader wrote us, saying he/she had photos of METRO rescuing stranded residents in Webster. If you have photos of METRO-related hurricane photos, we'd love to see them. Click on "contact us" in the left-hand navigation bar and send Read More...
METRO's Hurricane Planning Helps Saves Lives
"If somebody doesn't pick me up, and I die, it's on your head!" Desperate pleas for help like this were common hours before Ike slammed into Houston - and for many of METRO's planning and operations staff, the stress of judging whether Read More...
Taking the Bus to PODs for Food & Water
If you're one of the thousands of people who need to pick up free water, ice and prepackaged food at an official distribution site, METRO has bus routes within a half-mile of about a dozen of these sites. Called a point of distribution - or POD - Read More...
METRO Rescues Elderly & Sick Before & After Ike
While most Houstonians were hunkering down to shelter in place as officials advised, METRO bus operators and mechanics were working to rescue the sick, elderly and frail - before and after the hurricane. "We've had an amazing group of bus operators Read More...
Schedule Changes Due to Hurricane Ike
We are implementing the following service changes due to Hurricane Ike: Today, 1 p.m. : We will begin Park & Ride service, with normal rush-hour service. Friday morning: No Park & Ride service. No Airport Direct service. Local buses and METRORail Read More...
Adding Midday Service to Commuter Lots
METRO is continuing its regular service today, but adding midday service on the following routes to the Park & Ride lots: 261 West Loop; 262 Westwood; 265 West Bellfort; and 297 Southpoint/Monroe. The buses on these four routes will run every hour Read More...