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More Freebies with Your Q Card
Did you know your METRO Q® Fare Card is your key to discounts and freebies? We've just added two new businesses to the list of shops and restaurants offering discounts and freebies to you, simply by showing your Q Card. Check out How Do You Roll Read More...
More Benefits with the Q Card
Your METRO Q® Fare Card has more benefits than convenience and one free trip for every five. You can also get freebies and discounts at selected businesses along the rail. It's called the Q Star program - and you are automatically eligible for Read More...
Back-to-School Ride Store Hours
All students must renew their METRO Q® Fare Card by Sept. 30. To make it easier on students, we're opening our RideStore this Saturday, Sept. 18, from 9 to 1 p.m. Students get a 50 percent discount off the regular fare. When you come, it's Read More...
Back-to-School Ride Store Hours
All students must renew their METRO Q® Fare Card by Sept. 30. To make it easier on students, we're opening our RideStore this Saturday, Sept. 18, from 9 to 1 p.m. Students get a 50 percent discount off the regular fare. When you come, it's Read More...
Back to School with METRO's Q Team
A back-to-school blitz by METRO has resulted in hundreds of students getting their METRO Q® Fare Cards renewed on campus or getting processed for new ones. "The students were very, very appreciative," said Nicole Adler, revenue marketing Read More...
Sweet Tooth? Q Card Yields Sweet Desserts
Those of you who use your METRO Q® Fare Card every day know the convenience of tapping to board the bus or train. No more digging for change, or searching for bent paper tickets. Now, there's another fringe benefit of having a Q. Dine at Julia's Read More...
METRO Q® Card Outreach to Medical Students
Yesterday, we set up an on-site METRO Q® Fare Card center right in the middle of the Texas Medical Center campus where students grab a bite to eat - the John P. McGovern Commons. About 100 students - mostly medical ones - came through to learn about Read More...
METRO Helps UH Go Green
Ten METRO staffers joined the University of Houston in its Commuter Green Fair, signing up hundreds of students on the main campus for a METRO Q® Fare Card . "Here at the university, we have challenges, and we struggle with accessibility, as Read More...
Students Go Green with METRO
University of Houston students are going green with METRO, as hundreds signed up for student Q Cards. It was all part of the University of Houston's 10-week "green campaign." This week, the university staged its first "Green Commuting Read More...
Problems Reloading Q Card
Recently, I received an e-mail from a gentleman who purchased a Q Card from a Kroger but discovered he couldn't reload it at the point-of-sale machine on one of our Park & Ride lots. "They can be reloaded at Kroger (and I assume on-line), Read More...
Paying for Parking at Cypress Park & Ride
Several of you have written in on the blog, asking how the garage at Cypress Park & Ride works. Drivers must tap their Q Card to raise the gate and enter the garage. At that time, $1.50 is deducted from your full-fare Q Card to pay for parking. When Read More...
A Few Hints on the Q Card
Now that it’s been six weeks since we’re officially launched the Q Card, here are a few pointers about using it. First, please try to use one Q Card exclusively for your travel. Some of you are picking up a Q Card at Fiesta, for example, putting Read More...
Charlie's Here! Boston's Smart Card Working Well
As a former resident of Boston, I used to buy tokens to ride the T - the nickname for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority 's century-old system with the nation's oldest subway tunnel (dedicated by President William McKinley in 1897), Read More...
Calling All Q Card Boosters: We Need More
Want to be a trendsetter and use the Q Card before all your friends do? Here's your chance. We're recruiting more Q Card Boosters - 2,000 more. You'll get a chance to help us test the system and work out any glitches. And you'll get a Read More...
A Message to Q Booster Wannabes
We have good news and bad news on this Valentine’s Day. First, the good news: We’ve had an overwhelming response to our call for Q Boosters, and the program has exceeded expectations. We have more than 1,000 Q Boosters. The bad news: We are Read More...
Countdown to the Q Card Launch Date
You’ve seen the posters on the rail and you’ve seen the brochures: The Q Card is coming. But many of you have wondered when will old passes be discontinued, replaced by the Q Card. METRO is currently testing the Q Card system to make sure Read More...
Magnetic Stripes and the Q Card
Will the computer chip in the Q Card mess up the magnetic stripes on your other credit cards if you place the Q Card next to a credit card in your wallet? No. Technologically, these chips don’t affect magnetic stripes on credit cards. One of our Read More...
Answers to Your Q Card Questions
The posting on the new Q Card generated a lot of questions from you, so today’s entry will try to answer those. When you tap or flash the Q Card in front of a card reader, you’ll get an audible and visual signal that it has been read. You’ll hear a beep Read More...
Introducing the Q Card: A Simpler Way to Pay
Starting next month, METRO will begin the rollout of the Q Card. The Q Card – which stands for “quick card” - has embedded in it a tiny computer chip and an antenna that will keep track of how much money you load onto the card and how Read More...