Revised: METRO Services to Resume In Wake of Disastrous Flooding

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Release Date:
Month 19, 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 NetworkMETRO Rail'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 lanesHOT lanesBikes-on-Buses/Trains 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 Next Bus Arrival texting.

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METRO Service Resumes Today, Delays May Occur Due to Debris and Detours

Decision Made to Resume Service with Some Exceptions  

  • METRORail, METROLift and most bus operations resume today for key bus routes: 
  • Park & Rides (P&R) are open with the exception of the 217 Cypress and 228 Addicks remain closed.
  • METRORail is operating on all three lines

Routes have been surveyed and cleared but patrons are advised that delays may occur as detours are adapted to METRO's routine schedules. Additionally all METRO HOV/HOT lanes are open for drivers. 

 Further updates will follow throughout the day. The break in service is due to mud and debris and other issues within the service area. 

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

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. 

METRO advises riders to monitor local media, and the National Weather Service for information updates. Current roadway conditions are available on TranStar’s Real-Time Traffic Map.  Houston 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.