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FTA Awards METRO Grant for Clean-Fuel Technology
METRO is among the 63 innovative transit agencies nationwide chosen by the Federal Transit Administration to receive money for cutting-edge projects that promote clean-fuel technology and reduces energy consumption. METRO received $2.23 million to purchase Read More...
Celebrate and Protect Our Earth
From coast to coast today, transit agencies are observing Earth Day. In San Francisco, the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is unveiling a new pedal power program where police use bicycles to patrol. In Albany, New York, anyone wearing green today Read More...
METRO's Extreme Makeover
You may have seen the Houston Chronicle's Sunday op-ed piece by METRO Chairman David Wolff, recounting the remarkable strides METRO has made in the past six years. Six years ago, METRO faced stiff challenges. As it struggled to obtain federal funds Read More...
METRO Orders Next Generation Hybrid Buses
Bus riders, take note: Our fleet of buses will soon become greener, cleaner and quieter. METRO continues its lead in being a transit agency committed to reducing pollution with its two recent orders. Last month, we ordered 52 diesel-electric hybrid buses Read More...
METRO & the Mayor Go Hybrid
This afternoon, Mayor Bill White will hop on one of METRO's hybrid buses at Louisiana and Walker - Bus #20 Long Point - and ride to the Northwest Transit Center. It will give him an opportunity to test-ride our new, quiet hybrids - and later, at the Read More...
METRO Goes Green with Hybrid Buses
Hollywood celebrities are seeing green on the road – and now more of METRO will be doing likewise. Cameron Diaz, Tom Hanks, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ed Begley Jr. are just some of the movie stars who are driving hybrid cars and using clean energy, according Read More...