#5 Making the New Bus Network Better - Updated

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Release Date:
Aug. 12, 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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Five months after welcoming feedback from customers on how to fine-tune the more frequent service, METRO rolled out a series of sustainable enhancements to the New Bus Network to make it even better.

Click here to watch a compilation of social media comments and suggestions METRO's service planners received.


METRO added more trips, bigger buses, and adjusted routes to improve service reliability and ease overcrowding.   Enhancements included more early morning and late night runs and additional weekend service. 

METRO understands that optimizing the New Bus Network's performance is an ongoing process.  The launch of the New Bus Network was the beginning of a five-year plan to improve the way the region moves.

METRO's board and service planners continue to listen to rider input. The Manchester community in Southeast Houston worked with METRO's planners and designed a new pilot route to service their community.  Click here to watch a video where new Board Chair Carrin Patman explains the 38 Manchester pilot program.

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METRO's Marketing team informed the public of enhancements with these type of messages.