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More Americans Choosing Public Transit
More Americans are riding public transit, driven by high gas prices and a recovering economy. That's according to a recent study by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), which showed the demand for public transportation rose last Read More...
Ridership Increases
More Houstonians are riding METRO's buses and trains. For six consecutive months, our ridership has been on the rise, increasing 5.2 percent to 6.35 million boardings in January 2012, compared to 6.04 million boardings the year before. "Thanks Read More...
Record Ridership on Texans Playoff Game Day
Even though last weekend's Houston Texans game was disappointing, the team's first playoff game on Jan. 7 was good news for METRO and our riders. On that home game day, all patrons rode free, courtesy of Reliant . Reliant has partnered with METRO, Read More...
Comparing METRO to Other Agencies
You may have seen the full-page color ad in yesterday's Houston Chronicle about how our service is growing while transit agencies from coast to coast are shrinking services. Consider the following: In New York, the MTA New York City Transit is preparing Read More...
Trip Added to 217 Cypress
Good news for commuters from Cypress: We are adding a trip to help ease the jam-packed buses in the morning. Starting Monday, March 15, we are adding a 6:52 inbound trip. We are also adjusting trip times. Click here to see the new trip and adjusted times. Read More...
Commuters Take More than 10 Billion Trips
Despite the economic recession, commuters continue to ride public transit. Last year, Americans took more than 10 billion trips on public transportation. That marks the fourth consecutive year of more than 10 billion trips, according to the American Public Read More...
Energy Corridor Connector Doubles Ridership
One month after we launched the 75 Energy Corridor Connector , ridership has doubled. The Connector is a local bus service along Eldridge Parkway, between I-10 and Richmond Avenue, with connections to Addicks Park & Ride. It was launched in partnership Read More...
More Commuters Using Public Transportation
More people are taking public transportation this year than last with commuter rail seeing the highest rate of growth. That's according to a survey released today by the American Public Transportation Association , a trade organization that advocates Read More...
METRO Tops List for Most Passengers Per Rail Car
METRO's 7.5-mile rail line carries more passengers per rail car every year than any other train system nationwide. That's according to data from Metro Magazine, a monthly industry magazine based in Torrance, Calif., which conducts an annual survey Read More...