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The State of METRO


Come hear about the State of METRO at the Greater Houston Partnership’s annual luncheon tomorrow focused on all things METRO. 

METRO Chair Carrin Patman will deliver the address and focus on how METRO can be a part of multi-modal, regional transportation. You’ll hear about our recent accomplishments and catch a glimpse of where we’re headed. 

The partnership's State of METRO brings community and business leaders together to hear how METRO is designing the future of transportation in our region. Registration and networking is from 11:30 a.m. to noon, and the program and lunch is from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Americas at 1600 Lamar. 

Click here for cost and directions.
“Find Your Path” Career Day Expo

Career expo from last year's event

Thousands of high school juniors and seniors are expected to join Mayor Turner’s “Find Your Path” Career Day Expo scheduled on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon at NRG Park.

METRO will be there, too, handing out information about our services and scouting for potential employees. We’ll have representatives from various departments, including Human Resources, MPD and Public Affairs. You can try your luck at a trivial pursuit type game with our giant spinning wheel, where everyone is a winner.

The 2016 “Find Your Path” Career Day Expo, hosted by the city of Houston, will feature exhibitors from business and industry, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), public service, arts and humanities and resources.

Along with METRO’s interactive booth, representatives from dozens of local and out-of-state colleges will be on hand, offering tips on sidestepping social media pitfalls and plugging into valuable resources. Last year, students from more than 55 schools and 11 school districts attended.

If you have a son or daughter who is a high school junior or senior, come by and check out the career opportunities available in both the public and private sectors.

See you next Wednesday.

METROLift’s New Same-Day Policy


 Patron in wheelchair going into a METROLift vehicleMETROLift invites you to attend one of our nine community engagement meetings around the city to explain policy changes and efforts to offer more transportation options.  

Tomorrow, METROLift officials will be meeting at the Lighthouse at 3530 W. Dallas St. from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

On the agenda: METROLift’s same-day trip change policy. When trips are changed the same day too frequently, it can have a negative ripple effect on the METROLift system.

Starting Dec. 1, METROLift customers will be limited to five same-day trip changes in a calendar month. Situations beyond the rider’s control will not be counted as part of the five same-day trip change limit.

For example, if a person is delayed because his doctor is running late and the rider needs to put his trip on hold, that change will not count toward the rider’s five same-day trip changes allowed.

Click here to find more meetings and details of other policy changes that will be discussed.

 

Weekend Happenings with METRO September 23-25, 2016

montage of events 

This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing.

It's another Houston weekend with lots from which to choose in terms of weekend activities. We've chosen a little dance, a little humor and a bunch of mummies to make your weekend special. Yes, variety IS the spice of life. Autumn weather isn't with us yet, so we're still looking at evening or air-conditioned venues. No worries - just get out and enjoy yourself. Compound that "no worries" attitude by using METRO to transport you around town. Visit our Google-powered Trip Planner and tell it where you want to go - it will determine the best way for you to get there. You'll have a great time wherever you go.

Event: Salsa y Salud. This production celebrates the sixth anniversary of Texas' largest live music and salsa dance show. It's called "Internacional!,"and features special salsa arrangements of famous songs, world premieres, and guest artists from several countries. Salsa y Salud's mission is to show audiences how dancing can be an effective and fun physical activity for people of all ages and backgrounds. It definitely promises to be a high energy evening! The event is free, but you'll need tickets if you want to sit in the venue's covered area.
     
When: Saturday at 8 p.m.

Where: Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr.

Getting there*:

Bus - 5 Southmore (exit Binz & San Jacinto), 11 Almeda/Lyons (exit Almeda & Hermann Dr.), 56 Airline/Montrose (exit Airline & Remington Ln.)

METRORail - Red Line (exit Hermann Park/Rice U Station)

Event: Event: Sassy Mamas. This is the Ensemble Theatre's season opening production (and a regional premiere), from NAACP Image Award-winning playwright Celeste Bedford Walker. It's a romantic comedy depicting three intelligent, accomplished, single women "of a certain age" who choose to "disregard the old rules about how men have more opportunities to date younger," and pursue younger men. Tickets can be purchased online.

When: Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.

Where: Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main St.

Getting there*:
Bus - 9 Gulfton/Holman (exit Holman & Main)

METRORail - Red Line (exit Ensemble/HCC Station)

Event: Event: Mummies of the World: The Exhibition. Take a 4,500-year journey to explore the history, origins and creation of mummies from every region of the world. This exhibit opens Saturday and will be at the museum through May 2017. You'll learn about this ancient practice through today's state-of-the-art interactive stations, 3-D animation and multimedia. It's an interesting juxtaposition of ancient and modern technologies, and pretty fascinating. Tickets can be purchased online.

When: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr.

Getting there*:
Bus - 5 Southmore (exit Binz & San Jacinto), 56 Airline (exit Airline & Remington Ln.)

METRORail - Red Line (exist Museum District Station)

*Suggested connections as provided by our Customer Care Center; more convenient routes may vary per individual needs.

TaKe METRO to Helen Levitt Exhibit

Photo exhibit of Helen Levitt

Take the Red Line to the MFA and check out this wonderful exhibition of the photographer Helen Levitt, one of the most celebrated photographers of the 20th century. Levitt captured candid scenes of everyday life in New York City, featuring working-class neighborhoods, such as the Lower East Side and Spanish Harlem.

Levitt was often able to take photographs with the subjects unaware of what she was doing, as she used a handheld Leica camera with a right-angle viewfinder, enabling her to look in one direction while snapping a shot in the other.  

The exhibit runs through Jan. 2, 2017.  

 

 

The Manspread and Other Transit No-nos

Stick figures illustrating what not to do


We all know how to behave when we drive our personal vehicle and catch a ride with a friend. But when we ride public transit, sometimes those manners disappear. 

METRO has a Code of Conduct that politely reminds the public how to act on our vehicles, facilities or properties. The code is based on common courtesy. Here are some highlights: 

    

  • Seats are for passengers. So don't prop your tired soles on the seat or sink into a "manspread" so you're hogging the entire seat.     
  • Offer seats to parents with small children.   
  • Allow seniors and customers with physical limitations to board and de-board first. 
  • Do not block doors when standing.
  • Report any panhandling, soliciting, loitering or illegal activity. 
  • Do not run through boarding areas.
  • When boarding, form an orderly line. 
  • Use designated walkways and crosswalks.
  • Have your fare ready when boarding.
  • Do not talk to METRO operators when the vehicle is moving. Always stand behind the yellow line and the operator’s seat. 
  • Allow riders to exit before boarding.

This code of conduct is designed to keep you safe on our system and enhance your enjoyment. 

So let’s all remember what we learned in kindergarten and treat each other - and the METRO trains and buses - with respect. 

 Enjoy your ride!

Weekend Happenings with METRO September 16-18, 2016

Montage of events

This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. 

 

September is usually the beginning of the season for many of our city’s performance organizations, so this weekend we’re featuring two opening selections.  I’m sure there will be more to come.  Try something new; maybe a venue you haven’t visited or even a type of event you’ve never experienced.  Houston has so much to offer.  METRO has a lot to offer, too, in terms of places you can go with public transportation.  Just think of a location, then check out our Google-powered Trip Planner to find out the best way to get there.  You can visit a new place without fear of getting lost in traffic or trying to find parking.  Try it…you’ll see.

 

Event:  Bayou City Concert Musicals – Promises, Promises.  The inaugural show of this group’s 2016-17 season, the play is based on the 1960 Academy Award-winning film, “The Apartment.”  Described as “…takes us back to mid-twentieth century America and the world of the grey flannel-suited men and the women they pursued.”  Honestly, it reminds me a lot of the late, lamented TV show, “Mad Men.”   Originally on Broadway in 1968, the show won two Tony Awards, while the 2010 revival won one.  Tickets can be purchased online.

     

When: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

 

Where: Heinen Theatre, 3517 Austin St.

 

Getting there*:

Bus – 9 Gulfton/Holman, 11 Almeda/Lyons

METRORail – Red Line (exit Ensemble/HCC Station)

 

Event:  Director’s Choice: American Ingenuity.  The new season for the Houston Ballet begins this weekend with a mixed repertory program featuring three very different ballet pieces.  From a classical Balanchine ballet to a Jerome Robbins neoclassical work to a newer extreme-movement piece by Forsythe, you’ll experience ballet in a variety of styles.  If you’re already a fan of ballet, this may show you something new – if you’re new to ballet, you’ll receive an across-the-spectrum introduction.  Tickets are available through the website.

 

When: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.

 

Where: Wortham Theater Center, 500 Texas Ave.

 

Getting there*:

Bus – 32 Renwick/San Felipe, 44 Acres Homes (exit Capitol & Smith), 85 Antoine/Washington (exit Louisiana & Texas), 102 Bush IAH Express (exit Travis & Texas), 160 Memorial City Express, 161 Wilcrest Express and 162 Memorial Express (exit Louisiana & Capitol)

METRORail – Red Line (exit Central Station), Green Line or Purple Line (exit Theater District Station)

 

Event:  Discovery Green Flea by Night.  Discovery Green invites you to “treasure-hunt under the stars and twinkling lights.”  No admission is needed to visit this group of eclectic vendors, while enjoying local entertainment and light refreshments.  You’ll find hand-made, vintage, recycled and repurposed merchandise that will add a little originality to your home or wardrobe.  I checked out the list of vendors, and it promises some interesting items.       

 

When: Saturday, 6 to 10 p.m.

 

Where: Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney St.

 

Getting there*:

Bus – 32 Renwick/San Felipe, 44 Acres Homes, 85 Antoine/Washington, 102 Bush IAH Express, 160 Memorial City Express, 161 Wilcrest Express, 162 Memorial Express

METRORail – Red Line (exist Main Street Square Station)

*Suggested connections as provided by our Customer Care Center; more convenient routes may vary per individual needs.

Public Hearing on METRO’s FY17 Budget


Calculator, pen, paperWhat does METRO spend its money on? 

Come find out at a public hearing next Wednesday, Sept. 21 at noon at 1900 Main St. in the boardroom.

You may read about METRO’s  FY17 Operating and Capital Budgets here and make any public comments next Wednesday. 

METRO is proposing that the following budgets be adopted by the METRO Board of Directors at its meeting scheduled for Sept. 22: 

Operating Budget $568,071,000

Capital Budget $178,220,000

Debt Service Budget $99,308,000

Transfer to the General Mobility Program $169,842,000

Fiscal Year 2017, which starts Oct. 1, will be a pivotal year for METRO. The agency expects to open the Harrisburg Overpass, completing the Green Line

We will continue to focus on enhancing our system and strive toward these goals: 

• Attain universal accessibility

• Enhance the customer experience

• Maintain a state of good repair

• Market our service

• Plan for the future 



Students Ride Public Transit to Learn

Some middle school students are stepping outside the classroom to learn about everything from medicine to art to public transportation. 


About 120 students from the southeast Houston charter school A+ Unlimited Potential go on field trips three times a week using public transportation, reports KTRK. 


The young scholars say using public transit to get to their real-life "classroom" - the Museum District, the Medical Center or Discovery Green - makes them more independent. 


Superintendent Paul Castro said it's important to get kids on the rail and teach them to travel to various destinations.  "We are going to have a new generation of kids who expect to be able to get from Point A to Point B without being jammed up in traffic jams," Castro told KTRK. "They don't expect to have to jump in a car every time they have to ride a half mile to go to the grocery store."


The students map the routes themselves to help learn how to get around the city. 


All-day Travel on One Charge

Proterra's electric E2 bus

Now there’s a new bus that can travel all day picking up people and dropping them off – on one battery charge.

A zero emission bus was unveiled yesterday by Proterra at the American Public Transportation Association’s annual convention in Los Angeles.

The new Catalyst E2 – has been driven 600 miles out on a full battery. In the real world, the company says the E2 will most likely be able to travel 194 to 300 miles on one full battery charge – still sufficient for the average bus in America.

The Catalyst E2 is expected to be out on the streets in 2017. It sports a huge battery the size of a mattress.

The Catalyst E2 costs a whopping $800,000 compared to a diesel-powered bus with the same number of seats for $300,000. The flip side: There are no fuel costs and no internal combustion engine to maintain.

“The Catalyst E2 series is capable of serving the full daily mileage needs of nearly every U.S. mass transit route on a single charge and offers the transit industry the first direct replacement for fossil-fueled transit vehicles,” said the company in a press release.

The E2 is one of three models of electric buses that Proterra  makes. METRO is expected to test Proterra’s 40-foot, Fast Charge model this fall.

Cougar Fans Ride Free


UH "Cougar" in tennis shoesIf you’re got a ticket to see a Houston Cougars game at TDECU stadium, you can ride METRORail free to and from the game.

All you need to do is show your UH student ID or a valid  game ticket to a fare inspector if you’re approached.

METRO has teamed up with the University of Houston in a partnership to offer this benefit to all Cougar fans holding a valid ticket. Hop aboard the Purple Line and exit at the Robertson Stadium/UH/TSU Station, where you’ll find yourself in front of TDECU stadium.

See the UH Cougar schedule here.

Weekend Happenings with METRO September 9-11, 2016


 Montage of events

This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. 

 

It was a short work week for a lot of people – so the weekend is here again already.  Never fear, though, you won’t run out of things to do.  This week, we’re offering a selection of culture-related events for your enjoyment.  You can view (or buy) beautiful things from earlier times at an antiques show, learn about African culture at a lively festival, or sit back and bask in wonderful music from great operas.  But no matter what your plans are, remember that METRO can be your ticket to ride.  Visit our Google-powered Trip Planner to find the routes you need, and you’re off.  

 

Event:  Houston Antiques + Art + Design Show.  Houston’s semi-annual quality antiques show is back in a new location.  This is the reincarnation of the HADA Show that was hosted at the GRB Convention Center for years.  The fall show features 75 exhibitors from across North America and Europe offering fine antique furniture, decorative and fine arts from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.  Newly included are the vintage, 20th century modern pieces that often appeal to a younger audience.  I learn so much from attending these shows and always find something that has to come home with me.  Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance, and admission is good for unlimited re-entry.

 

When: Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Where: Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St.

 

Getting there*:

Bus – 30 Clinton/Ella (exit Sawyer & Shearn), 44 Acres Homes (exit Houston & Bingham), 85 Antoine/Washington (exit Washington & Henderson)

 

Event:  2016 Houston African Arts Festival.  This free event, themed as “Celebrate Africa,” showcases African culture with music and dance, artisans, a fashion parade, games and children’s activities, and food from the five regions of the continent.  The entertainment will be dynamic - with warrior dances by the local group Impande Ye Africa, and drumming performances on the music stage.  The event is organized by The Houston African Community International Inc., a non-profit with the goal of promoting African heritage in Houston.

     

When: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Where: Jones Plaza, 600 Louisiana St.

 

Getting there*:

Bus – 32 Renwick/San Felipe, 44 Acres Homes, 82 Westheimer, 85 Antoine/Washington, 102 Bush IAH Express, 160 Memorial City Express, 161 Wilcrest Express, 162 Memorial Express

 

METRORail – Red Line (exit Central Station), Green Line or Purple Line (exit Theater District Station)

 

Event:  HGO Studio Showcase.  Want an affordable taste of Houston Grand Opera?  This is a free event for season subscribers, but HGO is offering $20 mezzanine seats for the public to enjoy selections from a variety of operas, sung by their studio artists.  What a pleasant way to spend your Sunday afternoon – with great music from Faust, La Boheme, Lucia di Lammermoor, Carmen, and other works.  You can order tickets by phone or online.

 

When: Sunday, 2:30 p.m.

 

Where: Wortham Theater Center, 500 Texas Ave.

 

Getting there*:

Bus – 32 Renwick/San Felipe, 82 Westheimer, 85 Antoine/Washington, 102 Bush IAH Express, 160 Memorial City Express, 161 Wilcrest Express, 162 Memorial Express

 

METRORail – Red Line (exit Central Station), Green Line or Purple Line (exit Theater District Station)

 

*Suggested connections as provided by our Customer Care Center; more convenient routes may vary per individual needs.

 

 

 

This is My METRO

Zach, drum major

If you’ve been listening to the radio or watching TV this week, you may have seen or heard our new campaign: This is My METRO.

We have invited real customers to talk about their experiences riding our system and tell why they do it and how it’s changed their lives.

Meet Zack, who appears on our first TV spot. A high school drum major at Kashmere High School, Zack rides the 52 route daily to get to school and dreams of attending TSU someday.

Watch Zack make his moves and play on the field in this 30-second spot. You can catch him on TV on CBS, NBC, Fox, Univision, ABC, Telemundo and CW.

Want to talk about your METRO experience? Or maybe you have a friend who would be good. Please send an email to thisismynewmetro@ridemetro.org.

We’d love to hear from you.

Wanted: An Urban Designer for METRO

Aerial view of METRORail

METRO is looking for an urban designer who will understand how to work with its regional partners, the city and county, as well as work with the engineering, architecture and development communities.

METRO President & CEO Tom Lambert recently spoke with “The Urban Edge,” the blog of The Kinder Institute for Urban Research, explaining why this newly created position is vital.

“How are you designing the infrastructure to make it easier for people to get to transit, and when they get there, how are you designing the environment to make it more comfortable to use? (We need) an urban designer who’s really got an understanding of multi-modal, complex urban environments (who will) report out of the executive office, so you have not only the freedom to work with all the departments but, quite frankly, any time we look at a new facility or retrofitting a facility, the urban designer is going to be involved,” said Lambert.

Read more of the interview here.

Click here to read the job description and apply here.

Deadline for Grant Applications: September 9


Clock with "deadline" in red

This Friday, Sept. 9, is the deadline to submit a grant application for a program designed to enhance mobility for seniors and persons with disabilities.  The Federal Transit Administration provides funds for these programs that serve the special needs of transit-dependent populations beyond traditional public transportation services and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complementary paratransit services.

METRO is the designated recipient in the Houston Urbanized Area. That means we have been tasked with managing and distributing several grants administered through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Funds are used for public transportation capital and planning, as well as operating expenses.

Email submissions to: grantapplications@ridemetro.org, Attention Mary B. Fay, Grant Programs. Proposals submitted after Sept. 9 will not be accepted.

Weekend Happenings with METRO September 2-5, 2016

Montage of events

 

This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. 

 

It’s Labor Day weekend already, and if you’re sitting there thinking, “Gosh, I just don’t what to do with this three-day weekend,” then you don’t live in Houston.  So let us offer a few suggestions to get you started.  Think about exceptionally dynamic performances of music and dance, then relaxing with a picnic in a serene garden.  METRO’s got your back in terms of transporting you to your destinations with minimal effort on your part.  Just visit our Google-powered Trip Planner to find the routes you need.  I know you can do it…have a long, wonderful weekend.  

 

Event:  A Night With Janis Joplin.  Time’s running out to see this amazing Broadway production of Janis Joplin’s music.  Since we’ll never see the legendary singer onstage again, this could be the next best opportunity.  Produced by her brother, this is an evening with Janis and her biggest musical influences – Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, and others - and it includes her most unforgettable songs.  Tickets can be purchased online.

 

When: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.

 

Where: Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave.

 

Getting there*:

Bus – 11 Almeda/Lyons, 20 Canal/Memorial, 30 Clinton/Ella, 32 Renwick/San Felipe, 41 Kirby/Polk, 44 Acres Homes, 51 Hardy-Kelley, 52 Hardy-Ley , 82 Westheimer, 85 Antoine/Washington, 102 Bush IAH Express, 137 Northshore Express, 160 Memorial City Express, 161 Wilcrest Express, 162 Memorial Express

 

METRORail – Green Line or Purple Line (exit Theater District Station)

 

Event:  Bollywood Blast - Kaleidoscope.  Do you like dancing?  Like spectacle?  There’s nothing more spectacular than a Bollywood production number, and this event showcases dances from Bollywood’s most popular movies.  Presented by Indian Performing Arts – Samskriti, this should be one of the most colorful, exciting performances you’ll see.  I think the kids will enjoy this – and the next day isn’t a school day.  Free tickets for covered seating are available at the box office, and you never need tickets to sit on the hill.

 

When: Sunday, 8 p.m.

 

Where: Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr.

 

Getting there*:

METRORail – Red Line (exit Museum District Station)

 

Event:  Labor Day at Rienzi.  Rienzi, the Museum of Fine Arts’ beautiful house museum for European decorative arts and paintings, has planned a day full of activities for the whole family.  You’ll find crafts and story time for the children, a lecture on roses for the adults, and the chance to just relax and picnic in their beautiful gardens (bring your picnic basket and blanket).  Later in the afternoon, you can enjoy the house at your leisure, with docents available to augment your experience.  Tickets can be purchased online or at the door, and there’s no charge for children aged 12 and younger.

 

When: Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Where: Rienzi, 1406 Kirby Dr.

 

Getting there*:

Bus – 41 Kirby/Polk

 

*Suggested connections as provided by our Customer Care Center; more convenient routes may vary per individual needs.

 

 

 

Help Us Name a Station

Rail station with blank space where station name goes


“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare wrote.

If it’s a rail station, it’s important that the right name tells passengers where they are. We have a landmark rail station now on the Red Line called Reliant Park Station that lets passengers off in front of the NRG Stadium, formerly called Reliant.

That’s confusing.

Selecting a name that better conveys the area’s history and landmarks will help clarify locations and keep us from future name changes that are linked to corporations that may change.

We have an online survey open for the next two weeks. Give us your opinion on three proposed names – or come up with your own option. The METRO Board of Directors will make the final selection.


Labor Day Holiday Schedule 2016

Labor Day image


Labor Day weekend is coming up, and that means lots of fun activities for the family. Whether you’re planning a picnic, shopping for sales or checking out new restaurants or movies, you can ride METRO to get you where you need to go. 

Here’s our Labor Day holiday schedule: 


  • Local buses and METRORail run on a regular Sunday schedule
  • No Park & Ride service
  • RideStores and Lost & Found closed
  • Customer Care Center open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 713-635-4000 or 713-635-6993 (TDD)
  • METROLift’s Reservations and Customer Service offices closed on Labor Day, Sept. 5, and all subscription trips scheduled for Monday canceled. On Friday, Sept. 2, you must call the reservations line at 713-225-6716 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to schedule your trip for next Monday, Sept. 5, or next Tuesday, Sept. 6. 
  • All HOV/HOT lanes closed

Click here to read more details. 

Fare Inspectors: They Don't Just Write Tickets

METRO Matters TV show with Mary Sit interviewing Capt. Felix Vara on fare inspectors 

If you’ve hopped on a train recently, you’ve probably seen men and women decked out in fluorescent lime green safety vests. They are our fare inspectors.

But they do more than ensure riders have tapped their Q Card. They also give directions, show visitors how to ride METRORail and even offer restaurant recommendations. They essentially act as METRO ambassadors.

Watch our latest edition of METRO Matters, a mini-talk show featuring Capt. Felix Vara of the METRO Police Department and Rudy Delgado, a lead fare inspector who can’t stop smiling as he walks up and down the rail platforms.

Click here to watch it.

You can also catch it on Houston Media Source (Channel 17 on Comcast), HCC-TV (Channel 19 on Comcast) and HTV (Channel 16 on Comcast).

New Midday & Evening Service


Bus with Houston skyline behind itThe 269 West Bellfort/Westwood route has a new midday bus service in the Southwest Freeway corridor, and a new evening service.

That means you can now enjoy both midday and evening Park & Ride service between downtown, Hillcroft Park & Ride and West Bellfort Park & Ride.

Midday service runs weekdays from 8:30 am. to 3 p.m., while evening service runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Click here to see a map of the route.

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