METRO Gets Top Honor from Texas Comptroller

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Release Date: Sept. 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. Besides operating more than 1,200 buses on a New Bus Network, METRORail's expanded system includes the Red Line (Main Street and Northline), Green Line (East End) and Purple Line (Southeast). METRO’s services also include: STAR VanpoolMETROLiftHOV lanesHOT lanesBikes-on-Buses/Trains program, Park & Ride, and road improvement projects. Learn more about METRO services at where you will also find information about our T.R.I.P. app, Next Bus Arrival texting and the new digital, interactive rider tool METRO 360 [take a seat].  


METRO Shines with PLATINUM Rating from State of Texas

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County(METRO) has been awarded the PLATINUM Leadership Circle award by the Texas Comptroller for the second year in a row.  The award recognizes public entities across Texas for financial transparency.

Leadership Award

The PLATINUM designation is the highest honor granted by the Comptroller's office. METRO scored a 21 out of 23 possible points.  The agency was graded on criteria including annual budget, check register, financial transparency webpage and budgets for the three most recent fiscal years.

"METRO is honored to be recognized again for its efforts providing the public easy access to financial information, including budget and spending," said METRO Chairman Gilbert Garcia.  "The agency is committed to being open and accountable to the people of the Houston region."

The State Comptroller first raised METRO's award level from Gold to Platinum in 2014.  This is the sixth consecutive year METRO has received high honors.  Only one other Texas transit agency, Denton County Transportation  Authority, received the Platinum rating for FY2015.