METRO's Grand Parkway Parking Garage Opens Monday

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Release Date:
Feb. 10, 2017

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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. 


Grand Parkway Parking Garage Opens Monday


Beginning Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, METRO customers who use the Grand Parkway Park & Ride will have access to a new 1,700-space garage.

The multi-level garage replaces nearby surface parking and will offer METRO customers covered parking spaces and ADA-compliant bus access.

Park & Ride customers must park in the garage beginning Feb. 13.

To ensure priority parking, Park & Ride customers will tap their METRO Q® Fare Card to enter. Partial payment for Park & Ride fare will be deducted upon entry and completed upon tapping to board the bus. Charges will not exceed $4.50, the standard fare for the 222 Grand Parkway route. Discounted fare card rates still apply.

METRO's Discover Bus will be on-site to assist patrons with fare cards to access the garage. METRO staff will be at the Grand Parkway Park & Ride issuing fare cards on the following dates:

  • Monday - Wednesday, Feb. 13 - 15 (5:30 - 8:30 a.m; 3:30 - 7 p.m.)

Once Grand Parkway Park & Ride garage opens, METRO customers will not be allowed to park in the Cinemark parking lot. Vehicles parked in the theater parking lot will be subject to towing.