Service Changes Start Sunday Feb. 12

Press Release New Metro Going Places

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Release Date:
February 9, 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. 

    service changes

Service changes are coming to more than two dozen METRO bus routes beginning Feb. 12, 2017. The primary goals of the adjustments are to reduce crowding and improve on-time performance. 

Riders who use five Park & Ride routes will see changes including the 222 Grand Parkway. Early morning and afternoon trips will also be added to the route as the new METRO parking garage  opens on Monday, Feb. 13. Drivers must present a METRO Q® Fare Card to enter the parking the garage.

For more information on the service changes visit

trip app

You can plan your trip from start to finish directly from your smart phone using the map-based METRO TRIP app.  It is available in the Apple and Google Play stores.