METRO Prepares for Spring Break Traffic

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Release Date: March  7, 2016

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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 Offers Car-Free Transit to Houston's Top Spring Break Destinations

Houston has become a top destination for Spring Breakers with more than 350,000 visitors coming daily to area attractions during school-free days.

This year it will be easier to connect to key activity centers with METRO’s enhanced New Bus Network and METRORail’s expanded, inter-connecting, lines.  Last year METRO debuted the Green Line serving the East End, and the Purple Line serving parts of Southeast Houston, linking to the Red Line, the transit spine of Houston's inner loop.

Here's how visitors can optimize travel to Spring Break Houston top destinations by bus or rail:

  1. Use METRO's Trip Planner, powered by Google, to give real-time travel options.
  2. Text to find out when the next bus will arrive with our newest Next Bus Arrival Texting.
  3. Download METRO's Q Mobile Ticketing to buy bus and rail tickets securely, anytime and anywhere.
  4. Ride METRO’s Rodeo Shuttles to the exhibits/carnival/concerts at NRG Park (Maps, Fares & Hours of Operations)
  5. Park along METRORail Red Line at HCC Central Garage (3200 Main), HCC Northline Garage (8001 Fulton), and at Fannin South Transit Center, which is just one rail stop away from NRG. For details on downtown parking near the Red Line check out this interactive parking map.
High frequency map

METRO will be working with the City of Houston and other partner agencies to keep the traffic flowing and ensure pedestrians are safe around METRORail in the Museum District and Hermann Park area.