Trip Planning Just Got Easier with New Upgrades to METRO's TRIP App

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Release Date:
Dec. 14, 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. 


TRIP App's New Features Show Riders Real-Time Bus Movements

Modern. Intuitive. METRO's popular trip-planning app has undergone a complete redesign allowing riders to get the trip planning information they need more easily and quickly.

"We're really excited about these updates and new features," said METRO's President & CEO Tom Lambert. "With the new TRIP App, we're giving riders a planning tool that is fun and extremely easy to use."

One feature that promises to be popular with riders is map-based animated bus movement. With a tap of the finger, users can see the location of buses along their particular route in real-time.

In addition, METRO's new TRIP App features:

  • a fresh user-friendly interface
  • the ability to plan a trip on one central page
  • new icons that complement and link to other METRO apps
  • enhanced ADA accessibility which allows visually-impaired patrons to plan trips using voice recognition and a screen reader. 

Learn more about how to use METRO TRIP App's new features by watching these videos.