METRO's New Bus Network Gets Rolling for Work Week

Press Release New Metro Going Places

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Release Date:  August 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 Board Members, President/CEO Help Riders Navigate New Bus Network

Monday morning brought more frequent local bus routes for tens of thousands of METRO bus riders across the region.  Those who needed a little extra help navigating the New Bus Network were met by METRO staff, supervisors, street teams, board members and the president and CEO, who answered questions, handed out schedules, bottles of water and even walked riders right to their bus. 

Key features of the New Bus Network include 22 bus routes scheduled to run every 15 minutes or better at least 18 hours a day, seven days a week on major streets, serving neighborhoods, jobs, education, medical care and retail.

METRO customers are encouraged to use the METRO T.R.I.P. app, Next Bus Arrival Texting and the Customer Care line at 713-635-4000 to assist them with routes.

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METRO President and CEO Tom Lambert assist a customer locate her new local bus route at TMC Transit Center.


METRO staff, supervisors, street teams and Board Member Diann Lewter provide hands-on help for riders using new system map.


METRO Board members Christof Spieler, Sanjay Ramabhadran, and Diann Lewter hand out route maps to customers.


The Downtown Transit Center bustled with activity as riders picked up maps of the 78 new local bus routes.