Honoring Our Defenders of Freedom with Free Trips

Press Release New Metro Going Places

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Release Date:  Nov. 6, 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 ridemetro.org 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 salutes veterans and active military personnel by waiving fares on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.

The free rides apply to METRO's local bus, METRORail, METROLift, and Park & Ride.  Patrons simply have to let fare inspectors or operators know they are veterans or active-duty members of the armed forces.

Service members and others traveling to the City of Houston's Annual "Houston Salutes American Heroes" Veterans Day Celebrations can use METRO's Rider Tools to plan their trip.

To learn more about the city's initiative to provide better resources to our returning veterans visit the Veterans Affairs Office.

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