METRO Summer Service Updates Start June 5th

Press Release New Metro Going Places

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Release Date:
June 3, 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.  


High Demand, Customer Feedback Drive Upcoming Service Updates

metro passengers

Demand for METRO service is increasing along several commuter and local routes. To meet that demand,  METRO is making service adjustments. The updates, slated to start Sunday, June 5, 2016, will give Park & Ride commuters on the Cypress, Kingsland, Grand Parkway and West Bellfort routes more trips to their work destinations.  Visually impaired riders will find improved access with the re-route of the 41 Kirby/ Polk to the Lighthouse of Houston.  Meanwhile, riders on the popular 4 Beechnut will have extra "elbow" room thanks to more frequent westbound service.  

Route Updates

For a complete list of the service adjustments visit

Route 38 Manchester 

The addition of Route 38, a pilot program, designed to provide service from the Manchester/Lawndale area to the Magnolia Transit Center will begin in early July.  Details on the launch will be shared later this month.

Mobile ticketing

METRO reminds customers paying your fare is more convenient than ever with METRO Q Mobile Ticketing. Fares can be paid from any smart phone. The app can be downloaded from Google Play for Android and the App Store for Apple iOS.