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Houston's Becoming a Biking City
The number of commuters who use both bike and bus to get around town has increased more than 47 percent in January, compared to a year ago same month. Our bike boardings totaled 17,859 in January, up from 12,111 in January 2013. Last October, METRO reported Read More...
More Commuters Boarding Bikes
More riders are using bi-modal transit to get around town. In July, we had 14,714 bikes on buses, up 32 percent from a year ago and up 11.3 percent from the previous month. The top routes with the most boardings were Route 56 Airline Limited with 701 Read More...
Houston Gets Grant for Bike Paths
Imagine hopping on a bike and riding from Third Ward to the Medical Center. That will soon be possible, thanks to a $15 million grant awarded to Houston by the U.S. Department of Transportation. This TIGER grant (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Read More...
Rail Cars Redesigned for Bicyclists
With gas prices hovering near $4 a gallon, America's love affair with the auto may be waning these days as commuters look for other ways to get from home to office. In Southern California, riders who bike will now have more options. Metrolink , Southern Read More...
More Bikes on Buses
A beautiful day like today is ideal for combining a bike ride with a bus ride to get to your destination. And more of our commuters are doing just that. In March, we recorded our highest count of bikes on buses to date - 10,155 bikes on buses. That's Read More...
Bikes and Buses: A Winning Combination
More and more of our customers are getting where they need to go by combining a bike ride with a bus ride. Our latest stats show that November recorded 5 percent more boardings than the previous month with 7,092 boardings. We've been experiencing Read More...
Bike Boardings on Upward Trend
Today, feels like California. On a beautiful, sunny, no-humidity day like today, it's a perfect day to try bi-modal commuting. Grab your bike, pedal to a bus stop, load it on a rack and ride METRO to your destination. Since we started installing bike Read More...
Joining the Mayor on Bike-to-Work Day
On National Bike Day, 10 members of Team METRO, along with other Houstonians, joined Mayor Bill White, biking from Memorial park to city hall downtown. About 300 cyclists pedaled the 15-mile route, making it a leisurely and conversational event. The ride Read More...
Champion Cyclist Tells How to Tour de Office
For the past two years, Hao Le has traded four wheels for two to get to work four days out of five. It's a 90-minute, 20-mile ride, but for this passionate biker, the commute is pure bliss. Le, a METRO senior attorney, is a competitive racer who says Read More...