METRORail Fest 2015 Photo Album Showcases a Day of Fun and Free Activities

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Release Date:  Thursday, May 29, 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].  

About BBVA Compass Stadium

BBVA Compass Stadium, managed by AEG Facilities and part of its global network of the most elite venues worldwide, is a state-of-the-art, open-air stadium designed to host Houston Dynamo matches and Texas Southern University football games as well as additional professional, collegiate and community sporting events, concerts, exhibitions, conventions and special events. Opened on May 12, 2012, the 340,000-square foot, 22,000-seat stadium is the first soccer-specific stadium in Major League Soccer located in a city’s downtown district.  With its downtown location, the new stadium is a part of a true ‘Stadium District,’ which includes Minute Maid Park and the Toyota Center, as well as the George R. Brown Convention Center, Discovery Green, Warehouse Live and House of Blues


METRO's New Light-Rail Lines A Celebration in Pictures

Green Rally ribbon cutting

Saturday, May 23, 2015 thousands gathered for community pep rallies, a free concert and fireworks to mark the opening of METRO’s Green (East End) and Purple (Southeast) Lines.

METRO's got the moves as riders rock the house

daytime crowd
frankie j

Frankie J. wows fans at BBVA Compass Stadium

Ballet Folklorico dances along the new Green Line

green dancers

“Since construction started, you see the difference light-rail is making in these neighborhoods,“ said METRO Chairman Gilbert Garcia. "Old businesses are expanding and new businesses are emerging."

theatre on the rail

"I think it gives people travel choices," said METRO President & CEO Tom Lambert. "They can choose to use transit. It's another opportunity for moving through the region. We think it's a great thing moving forward and now look ahead to bringing in a brand new bus network come August to make transit even better for the future." 

music on rail

Music to the ears of riders on light-rail

Theatre District actors help riders remember their "Lines"

zoot suit
purple ribbon cutting

A drumbeat led crowd to the new Purple Line

purple beat the drum
riders on the rail

METRORail riders enjoy a free trip to rallies and the concert

METRORail riders get a free lift home on the new Green and Purple Lines

nighttime rail

NE-YO Brings Down The House

neyo profile

concert fans

Connecting Communities ...

and Families at BBVA Compass Stadium

asian family

TSU's Ocean of Soul Makes Everyone "Happy"

ocean of soulmayor tsu dance