100 Days to Kick Off: METRO Ready to Roll for Super Bowl

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Release Date:
Oct. 28, 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 as well as our free Mobile TIcketing app. 

   

100 Days to Kick Off: METRO Ready to Roll for Super Bowl


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METRO officials, along with city leaders and Super Bowl Host Commitee members, celebrate 100-day event.

The 100-day countdown to kickoff is underway. To mark the occasion METRO has rolled out plans to keep fans moving during the Super Bowl celebration. Extra trains and shuttles also factor in to METRO's Super Bowl Connection.

"This will ensure all fans have superb transit options to access Super Bowl events.  We will educate Houstonians and visitors alike to plan ahead and “Know Before You Go," said METRO Board Chair Carrin Patman.

More frequent rail service will help meet demand. METRORail will be running with trains arriving every six minutes or less. And METRO is also offering frequent local bus and shuttle services. 

METRO shuttle bus services:

  • Free Greenlink shuttles will run on three different routes Downtown. Green and Orange routes will run every seven minutes and the Silver route will run every ten minutes. 
  • A free, Purple route runs every 15 minutes connecting Midtown destinations to the METRORail Red Line.
  • METRO will also operate shuttles from the Galleria to Downtown and the Galleria to NRG Park. Pink and Blue route shuttles will run every 15 minutes. Trips are priced at $2 each way.

The expanded service begins Saturday, January 28 and runs through Sunday, February 5.  

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"Free" Greenlink shuttle routes. Click map to view all shuttle options.

Echoing the message to "Know Before You Go," METRO President & CEO Tom Lambert advised fans to plan trips using METRO apps and website services. "Public transit will be the BEST way to get around the city as parking near events will be limited, said Lambert.  "METRO can help you plan your trip with helpful tools like our Mobile TRIP app and Q-Mobile Ticketing app."

Wheatley High School's marching band provided music leading to a drumroll before officials unveiled a group of METRO buses sporting the new Super Bowl look. By the time the game rolls around there will be 551 buses with the Super Bowl LI branding.

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METRO bus sports a new Super Bowl LI look.

For more information on how you can "Know Before You Go," during Super Bowl LI visit www.RideMETRO.org or call 713-635-4000.