METRO Offers Free Rides to the Polls

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Oct. 23, 2018


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 Offers Free Rides to the Polls


Exercise your right to vote with free round-trip service to area polling locations from METRO. You can ride at no charge on all METRORail, local buses, and METROLift paratransit services.

Free transportation will be available during:

  • Early Voting, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.,
  • Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

To receive free rides, just inform bus operators and/or fare inspectors you are going to, or returning from, the polls.

Need customized directions? Map out your ride with the METRO TRIP app. Discover your route to any destination across the Houston region with a simple tap on your phone.

METRO's Customer Care team is also available to answer questions and provide trip planning information. Contact 713-635-4000 for more information.