Get on Board to Vote! METRO Offers Rides to Polls at No Charge

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Release Date:
Oct. 18, 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.  


Hop on Board! METRO Offers Free Ride to Polls

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Registered voters in the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) service area are encouraged to hop on board METRO at no charge for a ride to the polls.  

Free local bus, METRORail and METROLift paratransit service for voters will be available Saturday, Oct. 29, Friday, Nov. 4 and Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Voters should inform bus operators or fare inspectors they are going to or returning from the polls in order to receive the free rides.

"Voter participation is at the heart of democracy," said METRO Chair Carrin Patman. "It's important that we do our part to ensure voters can get to a voting booth." 

For more information on early voting and polling locations, go to

METRO's transportation network makes it easier than ever to access a complimentary ride to the polls. To plan your trip visit our website. Riders may also contact METRO's Customer Care Team at 713-635-4000 for more information.