METRO Suspends All Monday Service Due to Catastrophic Flooding

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Release Date:      April 18, 2016

All Monday METRO Operations Suspended Weather & Safety Determine Tuesday Start

 Decision Made to Halt Service as Area Flooding Continues to Threaten Service  

METRO Operations will not resume today, Monday, April18, 2016. The break in service is due to unsafe conditions around the Authority's service area and an unpredictable weather system that has dumped catastrophic rainfall throughout the region. The decision comes as Operations Managers and service teams work to keep riders, and METRO operators, safe. Earlier in the day the City of Houston and Harris County announced they were closing all but emergency services. 

METRORail, buses - both local and Park & Ride, METROLift, and HOV/HOT lanes - are discontinued until a safe system can be maintained. Riders are encouraged to monitor local news and weather reports and METRO Twitter and Facebook pages for timely information regarding transit. METRO also offers real-time information through its service alerts system. Patrons are advised that the Authority operates under the same traffic and weather conditions as the general public so please be patient and know that we will be back on the road as soon as we can safely do so.

Customers Note: 

  • METRO’s T.R.I.P. app may not be an accurate source of “next bus” arrival during times of schedule fluctuation. 
  • Check for service alerts at You may experience delays when calling METRO Customer Service at 713-635-4000 during this period.  

Customers Note:

For area traffic and weather visit HoustonTranStar and HCFWS websites. Follow METRO on Twitter, friend us on Facebook or sign up for METRO's real-time alerts through the METRO website. You can also call our Customer Care Center at 713-635-4000 for route information.


Current roadway conditions are available on TranStar’s Real-Time Traffic MapHouston TranStar is a consortium of government agencies coordinating transportation and emergency management for Harris County and beyond. Sharing resources with METRO to serve the area are: Harris County,  City of Houston and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) with websites providing information about safety, weather, traffic and more during emergencies.