METRO's Adopt-A-School Program Offers Holiday Magic to Kids in Need

Press Release New Metro Going Places

Media Hot Line 713.739.4040 

Release Date: Dec. 11, 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/HOT lanesBike & Ride 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, and METRO's Next Bus Arrival texting.  


METRO Bus Barns Offer Magical Experience for Young Students

Local elementary students are in for a treat when METRO staff throws open the doors to offer them a tour of bus facilities, also known as bus barns, during the week of December 14.

A ride through a giant (and noisy) bus wash, along with a simulated excursion into a snow storm are just a few of the activities students will experience while at these facilities. Kids will also be treated to games, cookies, hot cocoa and visits with Santa. To cap off this fun and eventful day, gifts, made possible by donations from METRO employees, will be distributed to each and every child.

EDITORS NOTE: Celebrations are staged throughout the week of December 14. To make arrangements to visit any of these events, please call the METRO Press Office at 713-739-4040 or email


Bus operators, mechanics and other METRO elves, will welcome elementary students for the ride of the 2015 Holiday Season. METRO's Adopt-A-School Christmas Program is a labor of love for METRO staff  who coordinate with elementary school principals to identify children in need of some holiday magic.