Girl Scouts Onboard for METRORail Safety Patch

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Release Date: June 11, 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 'Think Rail' activities reach girls of all ages

Girl Scouts display new rail safety patches

Northside-area Girl Scouts from Troop #24472 celebrate completion of the Think Rail safety patch program for light rail.

Five hundred and fifty individual Girl Scouts – that's nearly 50 area troops – are proudly sporting new METRORail safety patches in neighborhoods from Northside to the East End, Cypress to Pearland and beyond. The girls successfully completed METRO's new twist on training through an original light-rail safety activity program with the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) that prepares them for the arrival of new METRORail lines.

With activities for all age levels – from Brownies to Ambassadors – the Think Rail awareness program is an interactive venue for girls to learn about safety which is a top priority for METRO and one of the most important goals of Girl Scouting.

The Think Rail patch program is just one part of METRO’s ongoing safety initiatives. It expands upon METRO’s school safety training, which has reached more than 32,000 students in schools along the light-rail lines since 2013.

San Jacinto Girl Scouts with Troop 22421 study

Troop # 24472 girls Emma, Camila and Leila check out their 'Think Rail' safety activity book.