Alert 1: METRO Gets Ready for Potential Winter Blast

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Release Date:
March 3, 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 Gets Ready for Potential Winter Blast

METRO is working on a game plan to adjust service due to a potential winter blast expected to hit the Houston area early Tuesday morning.

The threat of icy conditions, particularly west and northwest, may impact our ability to run service in certain areas:  

  • METRO HOV/HOT lanes (US 290, 45 North,) may not be open for the Tuesday morning commute. Bus service along the Katy Freeway could also be impacted.     
  • Park & Ride bus service, STAR vanpools and carpools may need to utilize the main lanes should the HOV/HOT lanes close Tuesday morning.

A reminder to customers: due to the potential fluctuating schedules, the METRO T.R.I.P. app will not be the best source of “next bus” arrival time info. Customers are encouraged to call the customer service line at 713-635-4000. 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.