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Barcelona meets Houston in the next edition of METRO Matters. Randy Frazier, vice president and chief information officer, talks about becoming a partner with Leadership Houston . Its latest project is building a colorful serpentine bench in a park near Read More...
Watch METRO Matters on Diamond Lanes
Some relief is coming soon to Highway 290 commuters. METRO and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are working together to build diamond lanes that should ease some of that gridlock from location to location. Click here to listen to Pablo Valle, Read More...
View METRO Matters: Training Our Drivers
If you've never driven anything bigger than a subcompact, do you think you could learn to maneuver a 40-foot bus in Houston's traffic? You could if you were hired as a bus operator here. Listen to our latest edition of METRO Matters , as Santiago Read More...
Board Meetings to Air on HCCTV
Curious about which vendors received a contract from METRO? Or perhaps you want to hear METRO President & CEO Frank J. Wilson's monthly report to the board, summarizing accomplishments. Now you can watch METRO board meetings on Saturdays, 6 a.m. Read More...
The Trains at Night
Ever wonder what happens to the trains at night? When our trains have finished their last run, our rail maintenance crew jumps into action - cleaning rail cars, sweeping tracks, maintaining systems and making sure everything functions smoothly - from Read More...
Watch the Chief on TV
Just how safe is our transit system? It's widespread and stretches across 1,200 square miles in Houston, Harris County and beyond. Millions of commuters board our buses and trains every day. The good news: Our crime rate has declined over the past Read More...
New Trains to Better Accommodate Crowds
Fast forward to 2012. Step on a METRO train, and you should be boarding a new CAF USA train with six doors on one side and one level from front to back. Find out more cool features of these new trains - including the so-called Jacuzzi seat - from METRO's Read More...
STAR Vanpool Offers Options to Commuters
METRO's vanpool program has a whole new look - it's been rebranded as STAR vanpool. David McMaster, director of customer service, says it's a convenient and cost-effective way to get to and from work. Click the link below to hear his interview Read More...
METRO Matters Explains Ins & Outs of Routes
Ever wonder why METRO designs certain routes that end 10 blocks from your favorite store? METRO carries some 108 million riders every year. Our 1,200 buses drive in an area of about 1,285 square miles. So what goes into planning our routes? And do your Read More...
Watch METRO Matters on HCCTV
METRO Matters, our mini-talk show, is now airing regularly on Houston Community College's TV station, HCCTV, Channel 19 on Comcast Cable. You can catch the show at these times: Sunday, 11 a.m. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 2 p.m. In addition, you can Read More...
METRO Matters: Booking METROLift Trips on the Web
METRO schedules about 5,000 trips every day for people with disabilities. And we have just made it easier for people with disabilities to book their trips by going on-line. Our latest edition of METRO Matters features Art Jackson, director of transportation Read More...
METRO Matters: Bus Marshals Keeping Riders Safer
The next time you board our bus, the person you sit next to may not be who you think he or she is. METRO has a bus marshal program, similar to the federal government's air marshal program launched after 9/11. MPD officers, dressed in every day clothes Read More...
METRO Matters: Keeping Kids Safe During Construction
Construction is underway on the East End line - one of five light-rail lines we are building. And during this construction, we want to make sure we keep kids safe. We have been conducting an innovative school safety program at the HISD schools that uses Read More...
Need a Ride to the Airport? Take Airport Direct
Our eighth edition of METRO Matters tells you of a new way to get to the airport. It's fast, convenient, competitively priced - and even comes with a concierge service. It's METRO's Airport Direct. Dubbed 30-30-30, the service runs from downtown Read More...
METRO Matters: Riding the Rail Safely
Light-rail trains are the safest form of motorized transit - but METRO is always looking for more ways to make our trains safer. They're fast, they're quiet - and they take the length of two football fields to stop. This edition of METRO Matters Read More...
METRO Matters: The Ins & Outs of Building Light-rail Lines
Our sixth edition of METRO Matters features Jim Cody, senior director of construction, who gives us details on exactly how we're building the five light-rail lines. Instead of the disruptive process that occurred when METRO built the Red Line on Main Read More...
METRO Matters: Diversity Counts
Our fifth episode of METRO Matters airs on Saturday and features a woman who's done more than crack the glass ceiling. Helen Cavazos, METRO's vice president of human resources and diversity, has recently been awarded the "Breaking the Glass Read More...
METRO Matters: Don’t Mess with the Dogs
Call them an elite force within our METRO Police Department. They are loyal, well-trained, masterfully strong, and lightning quick. And they eat raw food. They are our K-9 police dogs who are trained to either sniff out drugs or track explosives. Our Read More...
New Episode on METRO Matters TV Show
Our second episode of METRO Matters , our mini-TV talk show that launched last month, begins its 30-day airing this Saturday at 6:35 p.m. The show features Erik Oistad, chief information officer and vice president at METRO, who tells us how METRO accomplished Read More...
METRO Matters: Decision Makers Offer Inside Scoop
It's called METRO Matters - and it's a new way for us to communicate with you. A mini-talk show, METRO Matters will feature key METRO decision makers, discussing some of the major initiatives we're embarking on. The 15-minute show will air Read More...