Introducing METRO's New Bus Network Designed to Provide Better Service

Press Release New Metro Going Places

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Release Date:  Monday, May 11, 2015

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The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) is the region’s largest public transit provider, offering safe, reliable and affordable transportation services about 370,000 times per day. METRO operates more than 1,200 buses, and METRO's New Bus Network is coming soon. For a good picture of where we are headed see our new system map. METRO is currently expanding its 13-mile Red Line with two new lines under construction. Other METRO services include: Star Vanpool, METROLift, HOV lanes, HOT lanes, Bikes-on-Buses/Trains program, Park & Ride, and road improvement projects. Learn more about METRO visit where you can download our information about our T.R.I.P. app and our interactive rider tool METRO 360 [take a seat].  


A Sign of the Times as METRO Launches a New Bus Network

Something big is happening at METRO. You'll see it around Houston.     METRO's New Bus Network is coming Aug. 16, 2015 and will forever change the way the Houston region gets around.  The network will significantly improve transit by linking commuters to more destinations seven days a week, providing simpler routes and better connections.  Starting this week you'll see new signs at bus stops explaining changes for that particular route. The message is clear: More service. Better service. Your service.

"Our customers wanted a service that fits the changing regional patterns of development and population trends, and a foundation to grow ridership," said  METRO Chairman Gilbert Garcia.  "Our new network will move us in this direction and will also more fully integrate the bus and rail networks into a seamless system to better serve riders, not only today but into the future.” 

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        Make A Connection!

  • More than 20 high-frequency routes
  • Interactive Service Map
  • Next Bus Texting
  • Dual Trip Planner Web Tool
  • New METRO career opportunities

 See video of the changing signs.

Editors Note: Media can contact the METRO Press Office to coordinate shooting pictures of the new signs.

Take us for a test drive.