Press Release New Metro Going Places

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Release Date:  Oct. 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. 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].  

Free Way to the polls on METRO


Election Day is right around the corner and METRO can take you to the voting polls for free. 

Present a valid voter registration card on any METRO local bus or METRORail line to get the free trip on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.

Find your polling location at and "PLAN YOUR TRIPon METRO's website by simply inputting a starting point and destination.

The free rides do not apply to METRO's Park & Ride service.