METRO Has Free Rides for Houston-area Primary Voters

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Release Date: Feb. 16, 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.  


Count on METRO for free ride to polls Super Tuesday and Saturday early voting

Residents of the METRO service area who are heading out for early voting Saturday and on Super Tuesday primary elections can grab a free ride to the polls courtesy of METRO, their regional transit provider. 

"Each vote strengthens the fiber of our community and the METRO board of directors strongly encourages every citizen to get out there and make their collective voices heard. It's an investment of time for the voter. We want to recognize and award participants with a free ride to exercise that great right to vote," said METRO chairman Gilbert Garcia.  

WIth METRO's New Bus Network and expanded rail service it will be easier than ever to access a complimentary ride to the polls. Free local bus and METRORail transport for voters will be available Saturday, Feb. 20, and Super Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Patrons will be asked to show a current voter registration card to bus operators or fare inspectors on the light-rail platforms.

Map out your ride with METRO's Google Trip Planner by noting your starting location and destination polling place. 

Free rides

The League of Women Voters Education Fund created a Voters Guide with a list of all candidates in contested races who are in the Primary Election ballot.