Media Briefing for Proposed Reimagined Bus Network

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Release Date:       
May 7, 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].


Media Briefing for Proposed Reimagined Bus Network

Transit Reimagining

METRO's draft five-year transit plan is ready for the public to view and chime in.

Transit System Reimagining kicked off just over a year ago with the mission to develop a transit system that more people can use to get to more places.  The plan delivers on many fronts:

  • More than doubles number of frequent routes
  • Greatly expands weekend service  
  • Offers simpler, straighter routes 
  • Improved connectivity between bus and rail

Who: METRO Board Members and staff consider major transit overhaul

What: Strategic Planning Committee Meeting

When: 11:30 a.m., Thursday, May 8

Where: 1900 Main/METRO Headquarters (board room)

There will be a briefing following the commitee meeting.

For more information about Transit System Reimagining, click here.

*Editor's NoteBoard members will be available for interviews following the briefing. (approximately around 1:30 p.m.)