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METRO Celebrates MLK Day of Service
The following is a guest blog post by Antoine Bryant, Stakeholder Affairs representative. On January 19, under beautiful sunny skies, the METRO Stakeholder Affairs team was instrumental in sharing Southeast light-rail information and other METRO related Read More...
METRO Receives More Fed Money for Rail
Good news for METRO. The Federal Transit Administration last week announced that METRO will get $188 million to build our light-rail lines. That is the latest FTA funding grant to build the North and Southeast lines - another installment of the nearly Read More...
Building the Purple Line
A picture is worth a thousand words, so take a look at three great photos of our progress on the Purple Line - the Southeast Line. Click here to go to our Facebook page and check it out - "like" us while you're there. The Purple Line will Read More...
Progress on the Purple Line
We're making steady progress on the Purple Line (Southeast Line). Another traffic signal along the line is active at the University of Houston entrance #6. The Purple Line will have 11 stations, starting downtown and traveling southeast along Capitol Read More...
METRORail Pours Concrete Along Southeast Line
This morning, METRORail crossed another threshold, and the move literally paves the way for further progress on the Southeast/Purple Light-Rail Line. Construction crews placed 500 cubic yards of fresh concrete to form new roadway along a section of the Read More...
Progress on the Southeast Line
If you're driving around Capitol Street to Leeland, you'll notice some poles along a track bed. That's our Southeast Line (Purple Line), scheduled to open in 2014. There are 36 Overhead Catenary System (OCS) poles that have been installed. Read More...
More Light Rail Coming to Town
The Southeast and East End lines are under construction. Want to see what's happening on the Southeast Line ? Click here to see pictures on our Facebook page. The Southeast Line, or Purple Line, begins in downtown Houston and runs along Capitol and Read More...
METRO Pours Concrete for First Rail in Decade
For the first time in 10 years, METRO is laying track again for light-rail. This morning, city and METRO officials gathered at Paige and Rusk Streets, just southeast of downtown, and observed a construction crew pouring concrete to form a bed for an 80-foot Read More...