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Social Media : One Year Later
This is a guest post by Alicia Lynch. a METRO social media specialist who works out of TranStar. When METRO ushered in its New Bus Network on August 15, 2015, it became clear that a solid presence was needed on its existing social media accounts due to Read More...
HOV Speed Tool Saves Travelers Time
This is a guest post by Brent Taylor, a METRO social media specialist who works out of TranStar. T he METRO HOV system is a great way to beat the rush-hour, gridlock traffic, and thanks to a new tool, commuters can see just how great the time savings Read More...
Social Media Team Keeps Riders Informed
The following is a guest post by Brent Taylor, social media specialist at TranStar. As part of METRO’s commitment to customer care, the organization recently hired a team of social media specialists who provide real-time service alerts when customers Read More...
METRO Helps Storm Victims
As Houston mops up after one of the most devastating floods in its history, METRO has been out in the community helping those in need. Buses have been bringing residents rescued from floodwaters to higher ground, delivering bottled water and other supplies, Read More...
Exploring TranStar
YPT Houston is hosting a tech tour at Houston TranStar , a national leader in freeway incident management. Young Professionals in Transportation is inviting young adults in transit - and the young at heart - to a tour on Thursday, June 19, from 11:30 Read More...
Interactive "Smart" Map Garners Award for TranStar
Houston TranStar won an award today for its interactive, Web-based map. The multi-government consortium that provides transportation and emergency management services to southeast Texas developed an interactive, real-time map to coordinate the evacuation Read More...
A Dog, a Video and an Arrest
Dog owners everywhere agree that a dog is man's best friend. Our four-legged police officers are also best friends to our men and women in blue. The latest brave act occurred on Nov. 23 when Christopher Sean Burks was arrested and charged with two Read More...
Cameras at Park & Ride Lots Capture Crime
Just how effective is the eye that never sleeps? Since February of this year, we have had 354 cameras in our 26 Park & Ride lots. Although METRO police are still learning how to use these cameras as a tool to catch the bad guys, so far the initial Read More...
HOV Lanes: No Dummies Allowed
Officer John Chaney stood next to his shiny, black Harley-Davidson police cruiser as cars and trucks zipped past us in the early morning drizzle and talked about the job he loves – and the drivers who love him back. Chaney, a METRO police officer Read More...