Join METROLift in Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ADA

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Release Date:         July 23, 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 Celebrates Historic Day for Americans with Disabilities

This month marks a historic day in our nation's history. On July 26, 1990,  President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. The monumental measure prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity in employment, government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation for individuals with disabilities.

"Clearly, this piece of legislation has done more to provide the opportunity of freedom of movement for people that live across this country." said METRO President and CEO Tom Lambert. Lambert also acknowledged that prior to the enactment of the ADA, METRO had already begun taking the initiative to improve accessibility on its buses.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation, METRO is hosting a breakfast featuring notable guest speakers. The free community event is open to METROLift customers, their caregivers, and advocates for people with disabilities. The celebration will take place Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Power Center located at 12401 S. Post Oak Rd, Houston, TX 77045. To RSVP please email Hilda Montemayor at

Americans have more and better transportation options because of the passage of the ADA.  In the 25 years since, the public transportation industry has improved the accessibility to transit services not only for persons with disabilities, but for all Americans. 

Please come and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ADA with METRO which, through METROLift, offers reliable and affordable paratransit services.