Soccer Fans Encouraged to Take METRO to Copa

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Release Date:
June 20, 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.  


Make METRO Your Copa Connection

Soccer fans can score savings (money and time) by Gooooing to Copa America Centenario on METRO. 


Large crowds are expected for the June 21 Semifinal match USA vs. Argentina. However, fans can conveniently access NRG Stadium using METRORail Red Line and avoid the stress of gridlock and parking. METRO special events teams are already preparing to move the crowd in and out of the area efficiently. 

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Copa patrons can find convenient parking at METRO's Fannin South parking lot for $15 and hop on the rail.

One-day transit passes can be purchased for $3.

Riders are encouraged to sign up to receive service alerts on their smart phones.