METRO Extends Free Rides for Students Through October

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Release Date: 
Sept. 29, 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.

Free METRO Rides for Students Extended Through October

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METRO is extending its free rides to all area students through Oct. 31, 2017. Many families are still dealing with limited transportation options and disrupted schedules since Hurricane Harvey, and METRO continues to help. Students are encouraged to show their student ID and do not tap the METRO Q® Fare Card when boarding.

Harvey Recovery Free Ride Facts

  • Free rides for all students K- College 
  • Free rides for parents escorting students
  • High school and college students must present student ID before boarding
  • Offer through Oct. 31, 2017

Information about METRO's routes and schedules can be found at