Make METRO Part of Your NCAA Final Four Game Plan

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Release Date: Mar. 31, 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 is Your Best Shot for NCAA Final Four Events


The NCAA Final Four begins Friday and METRO is ready to be a part of your game plan! METRO's light-rail and high frequency bus network will provide direct connections to all Final Four events.

"METRO will get you where you need to go," said METRO President and CEO Tom Lambert. "We encourage everyone to go to our website to learn more about METRO's newest tools like Mobile Ticketing and Next Bus Arrival Texting which make it easy for folks to use our transit system."

The annual basketball tournament is expected to draw over 100,000 visitors to the city of Houston. The influx of fans will bring an increase in traffic not just near NRG Stadium, but also in the Galleria and Uptown areas, GRB and Discovery Green. Planning ahead and taking transit, biking or walking will be the best ways to travel.


METRO's Final Four commemorative pass is only $12 and is good for unlimited rides on local bus and rail during the four-day event.

Officials also announced a clear bag policy for all NCAA sanctioned events including games and concerts.