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Reimagining a New Bus Network
METRO started a conversation with our riders in the summer of 2013, asking how we can improve our bus service. System Reimagining was the plan the METRO Board of Directors approved on Feb. 11, 2015. It is a five-year plan that redesigns our local bus Read More...
Find Your New Route Here
METRO is in the midst of a huge redesign of our local routes - making our system easier for you to ride. Routes will be in a grid patterns, and buses on the high-frequency network will arrive every 15 minutes or less - seven days a week. Want to know Read More...
Connecting Neighborhoods Door-to-Door
Tomorrow, our Board of Directors is scheduled to vote on a novel way to drop off and pick up passengers in a neighborhood. The pilot is called Community Connector service, and here’s how it works: A bus would pick up riders from their home but would Read More...
METRO CEO Highlights Goals
This article appeared on Oct. 6, 2014, in “Passenger Transport, “ a publication of the Association of Public Transportation (APTA). It was written by METRO’s President & CEO Tom Lambert. Ride METRO! You will hear it in the announcements Read More...
METRO Moves Forward with Redesigning Routes
The METRO Board of Directors last week gave the green light - in principle - to redesigning our local bus routes. This is not final approval of System Reimagining , but the decision authorizes the staff to develop schedules for the huge redesign while Read More...
Watch "METRO Matters" on System Reimagining
Imagine never consulting a schedule for the next bus. You walk outside and know that every 15 minutes a bus will appear - even on weekends. That's what METRO is proposing in a huge project to redesign our local bus routes. It's called System Reimagining Read More...
METRO Keeps Fouth of July Celebrants Cool
Toi Lancaster, METROLift customer service rep, contributed to this post. On a steamy, hot, drizzly Fourth of July, METRO kept festivities cool at the "Freedom Over Texas" event - the city of Houston's official Independence Day party at Eleanor Read More...
Keeping Cool While Learning About Our Cool Redesign
This guest post was written by intern Sajana Palla. METRO kept its riders cool on a hot day last week by handing out bottles of water and colorful paper fans. But these were no ordinary fans. The fans promoted the massive overhaul METRO is doing, redesigning Read More...
Christof Spieler on a Reimagined Bus Network
Today is a guest post by METRO Board Member Christof Spieler, chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. He is also the director of planning at Morris Architects and a senior lecturer at the Rice School of Architecture. He takes METRO for most of his Read More...
My Houston with METRO’s Christof Spieler
Learn about METRO’s ambitious plan to redesign our local bus routes from METRO Board Member Christof Spieler . My Houston 2040’s monthly lunchtime seminar tomorrow features Spieler, chair of METRO’s Strategic Planning Committee and a Read More...
Your Thoughts on Our New System
Tonight, METRO is going to HCC-Northwest College (Spring Branch campus) to explain a proposed massive redesign of our local bus routes. It's called System Reimagining and features more routes with buses every 15 minutes or better, seven days a week. Read More...
Spreading the Word at Transit Centers
METRO is in the midst of redesigning its local bus routes from scratch in a huge project called System Reimagining. If approved by the board, METRO passengers will be riding buses with better connections and fewer branches. On the frequent network,buses Read More...
The Ins and Outs of System Reimagining
By now, you may have heard that METRO is redesigning its local bus routes from scratch, proposing to offer service every 15 minutes or better, seven days a week on certain routes. This massive undertaking is called System Reimagining , and we want to Read More...
System Reimagining: First Draft
Imagine a bus system in Houston that offers simpler, seven-day-a-week service that connects more people to more places faster. That's the intent of the first draft of System Reimagining , a plan that, if approved by the METRO board, will give METRO's Read More...