METRO to Close its HOV/HOT for Morning Commute

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January 29, 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].



METRO to Close its HOV/HOTs for Morning Commute

Due to the weather conditions this morning, METRO will be closing its HOV/HOT lanes during the morning commute. This includes: US 290, 45 North, 45 South, 59 North and 59 South.

Other services will operate as follows:

  • Park & Ride buses and Star Vanpools will use the main lanes
  • Local bus service will run regular schedules
  • METRORail will operate its regular service
  • METROLift will also operate regular service with some delays, especially during the morning hours

The METRO T.R.I.P. app and trip planner will be availableWe appreciate our customers and their patience as we managed service during these weather conditions. Customers needing assistance with route and schedule information can also call customer service at 713-635-4000 or visit