METRORail Ready to Show Riders the Benjamins

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Release Date: Tues., April 7, 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. METRO operates more than 1,200 buses, and METRO's New Bus Network is coming soon. For a good picture of where we are headed see our new system map. METRO is currently expanding its 13-mile Red Line with two new lines under construction. Other METRO services include: Star Vanpool, METROLift, HOV lanes, HOT lanes, Bikes-on-Buses/Trains program, Park & Ride, and road improvement projects. Learn more about METRO visit where you can download our information about our T.R.I.P. app and our interactive rider tool METRO 360 [take a seat].  


Back the Benjamins and Learn to Save During Houston Money Week

It's all about the Benjamins during Houston Money Week

Even Spring showers can't put a damper on money saving 'fun'damentals! Ben Franklin will take to the streets (via METRORail) on Wednesday, April 8 to kick-off Houston Money Week. The frugal Franklin hops onboard between the hours of 7 and 9 a.m. - posing for pictures, handing out "free money" (shredded currency) and promoting financial education events.  

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Houston Money Week (April 11-18) events are free and open to the public. Workshops focus on choosing a spending plan, understanding credit reports and first-time home-ownership. Other activities are geared to small business and presentations for young people and money. 

More than 8,000 individuals took part in Houston Money Week last year. Visit for a detailed list of events.

About Houston Money Week
Houston Money Week is an annual, week-long financial education event during National Financial Capabilities Month. The Partners consists of local Houston businesses, nonprofits, community service organizations, financial institutions and government agencies. This financial education initiative offers free financial education programs and activities to individuals and families across Houston and surrounding areas. Events, programs and workshops are activities appropriate for every age group and demographic background.