#10 METRO's Transportation Network Keeps Riders Moving 7 Days A Week With Weekend Bus Service Expansion

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Release Date:
August 6, 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 ridemetro.org where you will also find information about our T.R.I.P. app, and METRO's Next Bus Arrival texting.  


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Weekend Bus Service Expansion Helps Riders Reach New Transit Horizons


The opportunity to get away from it all on the weekend now includes getting away from driving.  That's thanks to the seven-day a week, frequent bus service that's been a part of METRO's transportation network for almost one year now.

METRO's revamped bus network improved weekend service by adding 37% more Saturday and 93% more Sunday bus service hours.  It's a service improvement that has riders out rediscovering Houston in an entirely new way.


Shortly after the service expansion, Kyle Shelton ventured out on the system on a Sunday with his wife and young son and wrote about his experience in an article published by The Urban Edge


"Massive rethinking and improvements of public agencies are rare and complicated. METRO and its consulting partners have done an incredible job with the new system. It’s important to acknowledge the grand arc of the changes recognize the millions more jobs now closer to METRO stops.

But on a more personal level, my family’s trip tells me all I need to know. My son laughed as we watched dogs leap into the dog park ponds. Our family stopped by the Wortham fountain and watched the mists carry off across the pathways. We enjoyed one of Houston’s best resources on our schedule. And we took the bus home."

Source: The Urban Edge

Originally published August 18, 2015