Alert #10: METRO Puts More Bus Routes in Service, Offers Tips for New Riders

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Release Date: Sept. 4, 2017

Alert #10: METRO Resumes Normal Operations on Most Routes, Offers Tips for New Riders


METRO is bringing several more bus routes into service as many customers head back to work tomorrow.  The Authority is working to resume normal operation on a handful of routes that are still being evaluated.  Those routes not in service are listed below:

  • 46 Gessner
  • 51 Hardy-Kelly
  • 67 Dairy Ashford
  • 75 Eldridge
  • 153 Harwin Express
  • 161 Wilcrest Express
  • 162 Memorial Express

METRO will open most HOV/HOT Lanes tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 5. The one exception will be I-45 North, where crews are still assessing the safety of that route. All METRO buses and other vehicles which normally travel this corridor will be detoured.


All Park & Ride facilities will also be operational Tuesday.  That includes METRO's newest commuter service, the El Dorado Park & Ride, located at 203 W. El Dorado Blvd., Friendswood, Texas 77546.


METRORail Red Line is fully operational. The Green Line is operating between Magnolia Park Transit Center and EaDo/Stadium stations. The Purple Line is operating between Palm Center and EaDo/Stadium.  Bus shuttles are in place from EaDo and Theatre District rail stations.


METROLift has resumed regular service. Trips should be scheduled one day in advance in the normal manner: Online or by calling 713-225-6716 or 713-225-0410.


New to METRO?

METRO anticipates many new riders who were impacted by the storm will be taking advantage of our services.  We welcome you and want to make sure you are comfortable riding the system. Click here to plan a trip, check bus schedules and learn everything else you need to know about riding METRO buses, METRORail, HOV/HOT Lanes  and Park & Ride.


METRO teams are working around the clock to restore all of the Authority's services. Riders are encouraged to monitor METRO Twitter and Facebook pages for timely information regarding transit. METRO also offers real-time information through its service alerts system. Please note: 

  • METRO’s T.R.I.P. app may not be an accurate source of “next bus” arrival during times of schedule fluctuation.
  • Customers should be advised detours and delays are still possible. Patience is appreciated. 
  • Sign up for service alerts at If you have questions or concerns, please contact the METRO Customer Care Team at 713-635-4000.