METRO Prepares for Harvey's Impact

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Media Hot Line 713.739.4040 

Release Date: 
Aug. 24, 2017


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 METRO’s network, METRORail's 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 useful tools like the RideMETRO app where you can plan your trip and even pay your fare from your phone.

METRO Prepares for Harvey's Impact


Tropical Depression Harvey has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to make landfall somewhere along the Texas Gulf Coast this week. 

METRO, along with emergency management officials, are monitoring the changing conditions.

METRO will notify customers through service alerts, Facebook, Twitter and our website of any new developments that may impact transit service. We will consider limited or suspended service depending on weather conditions. 

To ensure you receive information as soon as it is available, sign up for METRO's Real-Time Service Alerts, which deliver information instantly, via text message and email. You can also follow METRO on Facebook and Twitter

Information is also available by calling Customer Care at 713-635-4000.