Transit Delays and Closures Continue with Severe Weather

Press Release New Metro Going Places


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Release Date:
January 24, 2014

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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, METRO is currently expanding its 13-mile Red Line with two new lines under construction. METRO’s services also include: Star Vanpool, METROLift, HOV lanes, HOT lanes, Bikes-on-Buses/Trains program, Park & Ride, and road improvement projects. Learn more about METRO services at where you will also find information about our T.R.I.P. app and the new digital, interactive rider tool METRO 360 [take a seat].



Weather Causes Service Cutbacks for METRO Region and Delays Along All Bus Routes

METRO is cutting bus service throughout the region due to icing on freeways and overpasses. Ridership has been very light throughout the morning and is not expected to pick up again because of the extreme weather conditions. METRO will ensure that the first and last trips for all routes are offered but note that the time between those trips will increase. Please be patient as we get you home safely.

Effective 10:00 AM there is no service between LBJ Hospital and Dividend Drive and Currency Street. The rest of the route is intact.

Icy conditions on roadways have prompted the following actions:

  • Local and Park & Ride buses are running but riders are cautioned to expect 15 to 30 minute delays on any line.
  • HOV/HOT lanes: Lanes will remain closed due to weather conditions; Park & Ride bus service, Star Vanpools and carpools must use main lanes.
  • METRORail is operating with trains running about every 12 minutes.
  • METROLift  is also experiencing significant delays so please be patient as we try to accommodate your trip.

Due to the fluctuating schedules,  We encourage customers to call our service line at 713-635-4000. Due to heavy call volume please be patient. At this time the METRO T.R.I.P. app is NOT the best source of “next bus” arrival time.  Service alerts will also be on our website,

METRO asks that customers monitor local media, the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service for complete forecast information. 

METRO will alert media and update its website with additional service impacts as needed.