Houston Woman Magazine Recognizes METRO Board Chair

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Release Date:
February 24, 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 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. 


METRO Chair Among Houston's 50 Most Influential Women of 2016

Carrin Patman
METRO Board Chair Carrin Patman

Houston Woman Magazine has recognized METRO Board Chair Carrin Patman for her outstanding efforts and named her one of Houston's 50 Most Influential Women of 2016. 

"It is truly an honor to be recognized among this group of outstanding women. I look forward to the positive contributions we can make collectively," said METRO Chair Carrin Patman. 

Since accepting the appointment from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner in 2016, Chair Patman has overseen the completion of METRORail's Green Line overpass, the agency's Super Bowl LI service that yielded historic ridership, and initiated the development of a regional transit plan. She is the first woman to serve as the agency's chair. 


The 50 honorees were selected by Houston Woman Magazine's staff and will be included in a keepsake edition. The magazine has published the list since 2008. 

“Those selected as Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2016 are individuals with vast networks of social and professional connections. They have earned an enviable reputation for their expertise in a particular field or arena. They are knowledgeable, credible and trustworthy," said Beverly Denver, publisher of Houston Woman Magazine.