METRO Counts Down to a Whole New Way to Ride

Press Release New Metro Going Places

Media Hot Line 713.739.4040 

Release Date:  Friday, July 17, 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 August, 2015. For a good picture of where we are headed see our new system map. METRO's expanded light-rail system includes the Red Line (Main Street and Northline extension), Green Line (East End) and Purple Line (Southeast). 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 by visiting where you can download information about our T.R.I.P. app and our interactive rider tool METRO 360 [take a seat].  


METRO Taking It to the Street One Month from Start of New Bus Network

It's in the cards for passengers learning about METRO's New Bus Network which launches Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015.  METRO's new street team is on the road answering questions, handing out informational cards and getting everyone ready for better service with more frequent routes.

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  • Look for team members wearing red or blue METRO Polo shirts and blue caps
  • Take an informational index card with important dates and other information
  • Get your questions answered on the spot by METRO representatives

 Watch METRO's Street Team in action.

 Click here for a link to interactive map.

More Service

  • Linking you to more destinations. METRO's New Bus Network improves trips to key activity centers throughout the region and offers the flexibility for growth.
  • We're ready for the weekend. Frequent weekend service gives you more freedom to go where you want, when you want- seven days a week.

Better Service

  • Simpler routes. We're simplifying our routes with improved connections and fewer branches.
  • Better connections. With routes that work together, the system gives you more connections to destinations in our region.

Your Service

  • A sustainable system. We've created a network that not only serves our community today, but anticipates the possibility of expansion into tomorrow.
  • A bus network linking people and places. The frequent bus network connects more than one million people to one million jobs, with shorter wait times for buses.
  • lt’s all about you. We want to make these improvements to give you the best transit service possible. The most important part of this plan Is YOU.

Editor's note:  Media interested in covering the street teams should contact the METRO Press Office at 713-739-4040. 

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