METRO Celebrates Veterans Day with Free Rides

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Release Date:
Nov. 9, 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 as well as our free Mobile TIcketing app. 


METRO Salutes Heroes with Free Ride on Veterans Day Nov. 11


METRO will salute veterans and active military personnel by waiving their fares on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

The free Veterans Day rides apply to METRO's local bus, METRORail, METROLift, and Park & Ride service.  Veterans and active-duty military patrons need only inform fare inspectors or operators of their service status in order to have the fare waived.

Service members and others traveling to the City of Houston's Annual "Houston Salutes American Heroes" Veterans Day Celebrations are encouraged to use METRO's Rider Tools to plan their trip.

To learn more about the city's initiative to provide better resources to our returning veterans visit the Veterans Affairs Office