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Weekend Happenings with METRO Oct.2-4

Montage of events

The fall season means cooler temperatures and a lively arts scene in Houston - from a giant contemporary art exhibit to the grand opening of a downtown jewel of a park. You can get there with METRO and save gas and parking fees. Relax and text away while you leave the driving to us.

Be sure to check the Google Trip Planner to find your exact bus to get to your destination.

Event: Texas Contemporary Art Fair. Houston's leading contemporary and modern art fair brings the nation's best galleries to town, featuring a variety of works and mediums.

When: Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas

Getting there:

Bus: 40 Telephone-Heights; 41 Kirby-Polk; 412 Greenlink Circulator (free shuttle Friday only until 6:20 p.m.)
METRORail: Green or Purple Lines, exit Convention District Station

Event: Buffalo Bayou Park Grand Opening. Celebrate the grand opening of this gem, a 160-acre park that snakes around from Shepherd Drive to Sabine Street. Enjoy walking tours, lectures, children's crafts, recreational opportunities, savory and sweet treats, live music and programming that highlights the city's diverse arts community. The evening ends with a procession and fireworks.

When: Saturday, 1:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Buffalo Bayou, 106 Sabine

Getting there:

Bus: 44 Acres Homes; 30 Clinton-Ella; 40 Telephone-Heights; 41 Kirby-Polk (Note: You'll need to walk a quarter to half-mile to get to the park from the bus stop.)

Event: Heritage Family Day. Held only three Sunday afternoons a year, this free children's day features entertainment, exhibits, crafts and activities that bring Texas history to life.

When: Sunday, 1 p.m.

Where: Heritage Society, 1100 Bagby St.

Getting there:

Bus: 41 Kirby-Polk; 40 Telephone-Heights; 44 Acres Homes; 160 Memorial City Express; 161 Wilcest Express; 162 Memorial Express; 85 Antoine-Washington

METRORail: Purple or Green Lines, exit Theater District Station, then walk four blocks.


Free Paper Transfer Program Continues

Paper transfers 

For those of you wondering if today were the last day for free paper transfers: We are extending the paper transfer pilot program for another three months. 

We started this three-month pilot program in July, and the METRO Board of Directors authorized it to be extended through Dec. 31. Under this program, customers who pay cash will be issued a paper transfer by the driver upon request. Before this program, only those paying with smart fare media (a METRO Day Pass, METRO Q® Fare Card or METRO Money) could get a transfer. 

Transfers given at the start of service until 11:59 a.m.are valid until 3 p.m. on the same day. Paper transfers issued after 12 noon are good through the end of service that same day. Paper transfers disbursed on METRO buses may only be used one time. 

Rail passengers may transfer using their rail ticket, valid up to three hours from the time of purchase. They may transfer to either another rail line or a bus. 

So if you're a cash-paying rider who prefers to pay only when you need to catch the bus or train, you can continue to enjoy free transfers to get to your destination. 

But with the METRO Q® Fare Card, you can also get five free trips after every 50 paid trips - in addition to free transfers given automatically.

Going to the Game in Ease


FootballIf you're planning to watch the Texans take on the Colts next Thursday, we've got a great way to avoid traffic snarls around the stadium.

Simply park at Fannin South Transit Center for just $15. You'll get safe and secure parking - plus everyone in your vehicle will receive free, round-trip service on METRORail. You can purchase a parking space via lot attendants. The Fannin South Transit Center is located at 1604 West Bellfort.

Hop on the Red Line going northbound - and exit at the next stop at Reliant Park Station. Enjoy the game!

HOV/HOT Pilot Extended

HOV/HOT lane with Houston skyline in background

If you've been accustomed to bypassing bumper-to-bumper traffic by using the HOV/HOT lanes to zip into town on the weekend to catch a game, we have good news.

The 90-day pilot program that extended operating hours for the HOV/HOT lanes will continue through Nov. 30 to give both customers and METRO more time to weigh the benefits.

The pilot program expands weeknight operation of the HOV/HOT lanes from 8 to 11 p.m. outbound. On weekends - Saturday and Sunday - all lanes are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the inbound direction.

We're interested in finding out what you think of this pilot. Please fill out this online survey at The Texas A&M Transportation Institute is working with METRO to evaluate customer feedback and traffic flow improvements.

If you submit your survey by next Wednesday, Oct. 7, you'll be eligible to receive one of five gift cards valued at $50.

Once the pilot program ends on Nov. 30, the METRO Board of Directors will decide if the HOV/HOT lanes' extended hours should continue.

Weekend Happenings with METRO Sept. 25-27


Montage of events


From classic drama on stage to a lively soccer game to some laid-back blues, Houston's entertainment scene has something for everyone's taste. However you like to unwind on weekends, consider taking METRO to get to your event. You'll the headache of navigating through traffic, avoid parking fees and save on fuel. See the Google Trip Planner to find your specific bus to reach your destination.

Event: Blues Traveler. This Grammy award-winning rock band continues to explore new sounds as evident in their album, "Blow Up the Moon," a collaboration among artists that brought depth and imagination to their music.

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Where: House of Blues, 1204 Caroline St.

Getting there:

Bus: 6 Jensen Greens, 51 Hardy-Kelly, 137 Northshore Express, 52 Hardy-Ley, 11 Almeda Lyons, 40 Telephone Heights, 41 Kirby Polk.

METRORail: Red Line, exit Main Street Square Station.

Event: "The Great Gatsby." This 1920s classic by F. Scott Fitzgerald comes to life onstage. The millionaire Jay Gatsby pursues the love of his life, Daisy, in a world of greed, obsession, glamour and decadence in the Jazz Age.

When: Friday & Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m.

Where: The Kaleidoscope, 705 Main St., Suite B

Getting there:

Bus: 6 Jensen Greens, 51 Hardy-Kelly, 137 Northshore Express, 52 Hardy-Ley, 102 Bush IAH Express, 11 Almeda Lyons, 82 Westheimer

Event: Dynamo vs. Colorado Rapids. Watch your Houston Dynamo as they take on the Colorado Rapids.

When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Where: BBVA Compass Stadium, 2200 Texas Ave.

Getting there:

METRORail: Green or Purple Lines, exit BBVA Compass Stadium

We’re Hiring!


METRO is looking for some courteous, safe bus drivers, as well as mechanics to keep our buses running safely.


The New Bus Network that redesigned our local routes into a straighter, more grid-like pattern is triggering the need to hire more bus operators and mechanics.


We are looking to hire 25 operators every two weeks until Dec. 7, said Roland Manzano, director of Staffing in Human Resources. To qualify, you must have a high school diploma or GED, or obtain one within two years of your hire date. You must be at least 21 years of age and have been a valid licensed driver for at least three years. We prefer you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL).


Pay is $15 an hour and includes vacation and health benefits. Many of our drivers have been with us for 20 years or more, a testament to the stable environment in which they work.


METRO is conducting job fairs - so please invite your friends and neighbors who are seeking a career change. We’ll be at the Kashmere Bus Operating Facility at 5700 Eastex Freeway on Saturday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m. to noon; and Saturday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m. to noon.


“The main things we’re looking for are safety, customer service and a CDL,” said Manzano.


Find out if you’re a good fit for METRO, then join us in our exciting venture of changing transportation in Houston.  Apply for a job here.

Transportation Minute en español

Montage of HGAC video shoot in lobby

A video crew was in our lobby at 1900 Main today, shooting a one-minute production called "Transportation Minute" for Spanish speakers.

The on-camera talent was Marco Bracamontes, manager of Public Outreach in the Transportation Department at the Houston-Galveston Area Council, a regional organization in which area governments cooperate to solve regional problems.

"We provide quick and easy-to-understand information on how to better utilize transportation, mitigate congestion and help clean the air," said Bracamontes.

It will be a few days before today's production is edited. Once it's up, you'll be able to find it on You Tube at TheHGACog where there are English-language videos posted on topics such as teen driving and bicycling.

The video shot today tells viewers - in Spanish - about transit solutions for work using the New Bus Network or the METRO STAR vanpool or carpool.  These transit alternatives save time, money and help reduce air pollution and one's carbon footprint.

The video will also be posted on MundoMax, an American Spanish language broadcast TV network, as well as other Spanish-language outlets.


METRO Honored for Financial Transparency

METRO received the Texas Comptroller's highest honor for financial transparency.

The agency received the Platinum Leadership Circle Award from the Texas Comptroller, scoring 21 out of 23 possible points on criteria including annual budget, check register, financial transparency webpage and budgets for the three most recent fiscal years.

"METRO is honored to be recognized again for its efforts providing the public easy access to financial information, including budget and spending," said METRO Chairman Gilbert Garcia. "The agency is committed to being open and accountable to the people of the Houston region."

This is the sixth consecutive year METRO has received high honors. Only one other Texas transit agency, Denton County Transportation Authority, received the Platinum rating for FY2015.


Weekend Happenings with METRO Sept. 18 - 20

Montage of events

Despite temperatures staying stubbornly high days before fall officially starts, you can stay cool with lots of fun, family activities to enjoy al fresco - from free Mexican folk dances to a folk music/film showing under the stars.

Wherever you go to unwind this weekend, please consider taking METRO. Buses are scheduled to arrive every 15 minutes on 22 major routes. You can sit back, relax, text or read and let METRO maneuver through the traffic. Be sure to check the Google Trip Planner to find your specific bus to your destination.

Event: Astros vs. Athletics. Take the family out to the ball game where you'll see the home team compete against the Oakland Athletics. On Friday, you'll enjoy fireworks; Saturday, Boot Scootin' BBQ; and Sunday, Kroger Family Sunday with a kids' zone. Kids also can run the bases after the game and collect a certificate at the Fan Accommodations booth.

When: Friday, 7:10 p.m.; Saturday, 6:10 p.m.; Sunday, 1:10 p.m.

Where: Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St.

Getting there:

Bus: 6 Jensen/Greens, 30 Clinton/Ella, 20 Canal/Memorial, 48 Market, 137 Northshore Express

METRORail: Green or Purple Lines, exit Convention District Station

Event: Folk Family Revival/"More Than Honey." The Folk Family Revival band of brothers blends folk, rock and blues music at this Chipotle "green" film and music event. After the concert, the award-winning film, "More Than Honey," examines the relationship between people and honeybees, nature and our future. Free chips and guacamole, plus 500 BOGO cards will be given away.

When: Saturday, 7 to 10 p.m.

Where: Discovery Green Park, 1500 McKinney St.

Getting there:

Bus: 41 Kirby/Polk, 40 Telephone/Heights

METRORail: Purple and Green Lines, exit Convention District Station

Event: "Mesoamerica de Mexico." It's Hispanic Heritage Month and what better way to celebrate than to enjoy the colorful traditional and contemporary folkloric dances from the Mesoamerican region. The performance is produced by Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico. Free.

When: Saturday, 11 a.m.

Where: Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr.

Getting there:

Bus: 5 Southmore, 11 Almeda/Lyons, 56 Airline/Montrose, 65 Bissonnet

METRORail: Red Line, exit Hermann Park/Rice University Station


Partial Rail Shutdown Next Week

Map of rail shutdown

METRORail will experience a partial service interruption next Sunday, Sept. 20, between EaDo/Stadium and Theater District Stations.

This interruption will run for five days and be completed on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 4 a.m. The rail is shutting down between those stations due to construction on Hamilton Street between Capitol and Rusk (Houston First building).

We'll have dedicated "800 Rail Shuttle" buses to help you complete your trip. Shuttles are scheduled to run every 10 minutes, and we'll have staff on hand to help you.

The map posted here shows the shuttle locations.

Thanks for your patience, and thanks for riding the rail.



I Get Around: Houston Transit

Come join AIA Houston for a lively discussion on personal transit choices in Houston. 

Listed in a recent study as ranking #9 for the worst traffic in the country and the worst in the state, Houston has transit options besides sitting in your car in bumper-to-bumper traffic. 

From bikes to buses to rail to cars to vanpools - there are options.  The four panelists, including two METRO transit experts, are: 

* Cathy Halka, city of Houston

* Kurt Luhrsen, METRO

* Carol Lewis, Texas Southern University

* David McMaster, METRO

The panelists will analyze the current condition of the city’s local transportation systems, examine the relationship of different systems to each other and discuss the systems can work together through planning and funding.

The event takes place tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. at 315 Capitol, Suite 120.

METRORail Service Interruption Until Thursday Morning


Map of rail service interruption

METRORail riders should be aware that the service interruption between EaDo/Stadium and Theater District Stations on the Green and Purple Lines will continue through Thursday.

Construction on Hamilton Street between Capitol and Rusk (Houston First building) is causing METRORail service to be interrupted. It started yesterday at 11 p.m. and is scheduled to continue until 4 a.m. on Thursday.

METRO is offering dedicated "800 Rail Shuttle" buses to help you complete your trip. Shuttles are scheduled to arrive every 10 minutes. We'll have METRO staff on the platform to help guide you.

The map posted shows shuttle locations.

Please allow extra time to get to your destination, and thanks for riding METRO.


Celebrating Safe Streets

Group shot of attendees at ribbon-cutting event

METRO celebrated the opening of a new pedestrian crossing near Ketelsen Elementary School with a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony last Saturday that included local officials and community leaders.

The new crosswalk was the result of two years of working with residents on Boundary Street, who pointed out to METRO that a new crosswalk was needed to enhance safety. The Red Line runs along Boundary Street and nearby residents had limited access in and out of their neighborhood.

“This new crossing not only gives cars access into the neighborhood, but more importantly, gives students easy access to their school, Ketelsen Elementary School located at 600 Quitman St.,” said Luis Garcia, Public Affairs representative at METRO. The crosswalk was built and funded by METRO, using federal grants.

Community leaders who attended the ceremony included resident Jose Trevino, who spearheaded the effort to get a new crosswalk, and Cynthia Banda, principal of Ketelsen Elementary School. Congressman Gene Green, Council Member Ed Gonzalez and his staff also attended.

METRO Chairman Gilbert Garcia, and board member Diann Lewter, along with Tom Lambert, METRO President & CEO, joined other METRO staff at the outdoor event.

“It turned out to be a really great event,” said Michael Martinez, director of Public Affairs.  “It was an opportunity to celebrate the partnership METRO has with Boundary residents.  They were landlocked with only one access point in and out of their neighborhood. They reached out to METRO, and we worked with them to find a solution.”

Weekend Happenings with METRO Sept. 11-13


Montage of events

This weekend as you unwind, you can choose from NFL football to world-class music by the Houston Symphony - or sample India's Bollywood in a colorful and powerful performance.

Whatever your choice, please consider METRO to take you where you're going. See the Google Trip Planner to find your specific bus. Hop onboard and leave the driving to METRO. You'll save on fuel, parking - and you can text without distracted driving.

Event: "Bollywood Blast - Breathless." If you've never seen a Bollywood performance, check out "Breathless," a mesmerizing Bollywood saga featuring amazing dances, gorgeous costumes and incredible acrobatics. This is a ticketed event for covered seating. Free tickets are available the day of the performance from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and remaining tickets are distributed an hour before curtain. Open seating on the hill. 

When: Saturday, 8 p.m.

Where: Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr. 

Getting there: 

Bus: 5 Southmore, 11 Almeda/Lyons, 56 Airline/Montrose, 65 Bissonnet

METRORail: Red Line, exit Hermann Park/Rice University Station

Event: Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs. Come out and support the home team in its first 2015 regular season game.  The NFL clear bag policy will be in effect. 

When: Sunday, 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Where: NRG Stadium, Reliant Park

Getting there: 

METRORail: Red Line, exit Reliant Park Station. You can also park at the Fannin South Transit Center and pay a special game day rate of only $15 per vehicle. All occupants of your vehicle ride free round-trip to NRG Stadium on the rail.

Event: "Fiesta Sinfonica." Bring the whole family to this free community performance as the Houston Symphony celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Brazilian composer Hector Villa-Lobos's unique concerto for harmonica and orchestra. You'll also hear Mexican composer Sylvester Revueltas and Argentina's master of the tango, Astor Piazzola. You can pick up free tickets for this community performance at the Houston Symphony Patron Services Center, Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. while supplies last. Limit six/person.

When: Sunday, 6 p.m.

Where: Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. 

Getting there: 

Buses: 30 Clinton/Ella, 85 Antoine/Washington, 161 Wilcrest Express, 162 Memorial Express, 160 Memorial City Express

METRORail: Green or Purple Lines, exit Theatre District/Capitol Station







Proposed FY16 Budget


Calculator amid papers

METRO wants your input on how it plans to spend its proposed $1 billion budget next fiscal year beginning Oct. 1.

A public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 24, at 8:30 a.m. in the METRO boardroom at 1900 Main.

METRO is asking its board to approve the following budgets for FY2016:

  • Operating budget $558,271,000
  • Capital budget $260,191,000
  • General Mobility budget $172,586,519
  • Debt Service $ 96,941,601

The agency's goal is to provide more and better service with these priorities: maintain core services  (buses, Red Line, METROLift, HOV/HOT Lanes), operate the Purple and Green Lines, operate the New Bus Network and support transit accessibility and amenity improvements.

To read more details of the proposed budget and business plan, click here.



Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.

Drawing of a tree blowing in storm 

September is National Preparedness Month, and as commuters, it’s important to be prepared for natural disasters or emergencies. 

One of the best resources chockfull of useful tips is You’ll learn what protective actions to take before, during and after an emergency. You’ll even find fun games and tools for kids so they’ll be prepared when an emergency occurs. 

If you’re in a moving vehicle, and there’s an explosion or another factor that makes it hard for you to control the vehicle, pull over, stop the car and set the parking brake. If an emergency affects the stability of the roadway, avoid overpasses, bridges, power lines and signs. 

If a power line falls on your car and you are at risk of an electrical shock, stay inside your vehicle until a trained person removes the wire. Listen to the radio for updated information and instructions. 

Also, it’s important to have a plan for traveling between work and bus. Write down your bus route numbers and make sure someone else has a copy of that plan to locate you if necessary. You can download this Commuter Emergency Plan. 

To get the latest METRO news during emergencies, subscribe to service alerts which will automatically send email updates on service changes and emergencies. You can choose which alerts you want - from detours on specific routes to emergency alerts only. 

Now is a great time to get prepared - before an emergency happens.

Can Trucks, Trains and Bikes Co-exist?

Bicylist in jeans on city street

A year ago this week, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx challenged cities to make streets safer for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Called "Safer People, Safer Streets - Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Initiative," the program called for Department of Transportation field offices to conduct safety studies on non-motorized traffic. Today, on the DOT's "Fast Lane" blog, officials said the Washington State Division of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration did just that.  

Officials created a team to study safety challenges for bicyclists and pedestrians along the South Seattle commuter route that serves two railroad yards, a seaport and 18-wheelers.  The recent death of a bicyclist involved in a tractor-trailer accident caused safety to be on the minds of both residents and officials.

The committee set up actual and virtual "ride-alongs" in both large commercial vehicles and on bikes to gain fresh perspectives on safety improvements.  Engineers, bike advocates, transit officials and intermodal freight mobility experts all joined in robust discussions on safely sharing the road.


Among their key observations:

  • Non-motorized users need to be separated from traffic wherever possible.
  • Logical "way-finding" signs for bike riders and commercial vehicle drivers would enhance safety.
  • Infrastructure needs to be designed to improve predictability for all users.


Closer to home, the Houston Coalition for Complete Streets is asking citizens to be on the lookout for broken sidewalks, cars parked in bike trails, lack of pedestrian access and other serious issues.

"Please take special note of all the unsafe features and lack of bicycle, pedestrian and complete streets infrastructure in your neighborhood, near your work, or wherever you find yourself walking, biking or traveling," says its website. "Then simply report serious issues about your pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure to 311."

The city of Houston also has an app for iPhone and Android users to submit 311 reports, including sending a picture that automatically includes your location.

Take the Train to the Game

Sports montage

Hey, sports fans: If you're planning to attend one of the many games going on this weekend, be sure to avoid traffic gridlock by taking METRORail.

This weekend, you've got a plethora of choices - from international soccer to college football.  You can ride the rail and park your vehicle at Fannin South Transit Center for only $15. All the occupants of your car can catch the rail round-trip for free.

Event: Argentina vs Bolivia

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Where: BBVA Compass Stadium, 2200 Texas St.

Getting there:

METRORail: Purple or Green Lines, exit EaDo Stadium

Event: Labor Day Classic - Prairie View A&M vs Texas Southern University

When: Saturday, 7 to 11 p.m.

Where: BBVA Compass Stadium, 2200 Texas St.

Getting there:

METRORail: Purple or Green Lines, exit EaDo Stadium

Event: 2015 Advocare Texas Kickoff- Texas A&M vs. Arizona State

When: Saturday, 6 p.m.

Where: NRG Stadium, Reliant Parkway

Getting there:

METRORail: Red Line, exit at Reliant Park

Event: Astros vs. Minnesota Twins

When: Friday, 7:10p.m.; Saturday, 6:10 p.m.; Sunday, 1:10 p.m.

Where: Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St.

Getting there:

METRORail: Green Line, exit Convention District Station (Capitol St.)

Event: Rice Owls vs Wagner

When: Saturday, 2:30 p.m.

Where: Rice Stadium, 6100 Main

Getting there:

METRORail: Red Line, exit Hermann Park/Rice University Station

Labor Day Weekend Happenings with METRO
Montage of events 

It's the start of a three-day weekend, and if you plan to stay in town, there are plenty of fun things to do on a date or with the whole family.

From shadow monsters at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston to dancing in the street at Miller Outdoor Theatre or a giant Labor Day block party, there's something for everyone. Be sure to take METRO to get there and save on fuel and parking fees. Check the Google Trip Planner to find your specific bus to your destination.

Event: "Dancin' in the Street...Motown & More Revue." Fill your Labor Day weekend with soul with the timeless classics of legendary Motown artists. Move to the magic at this free concert. Free tickets are available the day of the performance from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., or one hour before show time for remaining tickets. Open seating on the hill.

When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 8 p.m.

Where: Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr.

Getting there:

Bus: 5 Southmore, 11 Almeda/Lyons, 56 Airline/ Montrose, 65 Bissonnet

METRORail: Red Line, exit Hermann Park/Rice University Station

Event: Capitol Bar Labor Day Sunday Block Party. Billed as the largest Labor Day party in the city, the Capitol Bar Labor Day party has rented the entire block at 2415 Main St. for the city-wide event. You'll find carnival games, a "cool zone," food truck festival, and delicious snow cones for adults only.

When: Sunday, noon to midnight

Where: Capitol Bar Midtown, 2415 Main St.

Getting there:

METRORail: Red Line, exit McGowen Station

Event: "Arts of Europe." Spend Monday at the Museum on Labor Day. In addition to the current exhibitions, you can take a tour through some of the most significant objects in the MFAH permanent collections. Vincent Van Gogh's creative energy with his vigorous brushstrokes is evident in The Rocks, a region in the South of France. Check out the 100 Highlights and choose your favorites.  

When: Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 12:15 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet

Getting there:

Bus: 5 Southmore, 56 Airline/ Montrose, 65 Bissonnet

METRORail: Red Line, exit Museum District Station


Rail Interruption Next Week

METRORail interruption logoAttention, rail riders:  When the clock strikes midnight next Tuesday, METRORail service will be interrupted.

From Tuesday, Sept. 8, through Thursday, Sept. 10, METRORail service will stop between EaDo/Stadium and Theater District Stations. This is due to construction on Hamilton Street between Capital and Rusk at the Houston First building.

During this three-day interruption, we'll provide dedicated "800 Rail Shuttle" buses to help you complete your trip. Shuttles are scheduled to arrive every 10 minutes. We'll also have METRO staff on the street to help you to your destination.

Please see the map below for the detour.

Thanks for your patience during this service interruption, and thanks for riding the rail.

Map of where rail will shut down

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