Alert 2: METRO Plans for Icy Morning Commute

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Release Date:
March 4, 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 Plans for Icy Morning Commute

METRO plans to adjust service as follows due to severe weather conditions:

  • ALL METRO HOV/HOT lanes will open for the Tuesday morning commute except 59 North HOV.
  • Park & Ride bus service will be running but expect delays as buses will avoid overpasses and bridges. 
  • Local buses will run with possible delays depending on area of town and weather conditions.  Buses will avoid overpasses and bridges and some detours may occur.
  • METRORail will be running at least every 12 minutes from Fannin South to UH-Downtown only; shuttle buses will be running the North Line rail extension, from UH-Downtown to Northline station due to icing on the Burnett station bridge.
  • METROLift will be running, but we ask patrons to limit request to essential trips and expect delays.

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.