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Communication is key to a successful partnership. And we'd like to build on that relationship by inviting you to be a part of the METRO Transit Academy. The Transit Academy will explore the complex linkages between transit, funding, economic development and sustainability through seven interactive sessions. By joining the academy, you'll help us improve the dialogue between METRO and the community, allowing us to continue building the world-class transit system our region deserves.
What is the METRO
METRO Transit Academy is a transit
education program for emerging community
leaders. The purpose of the Transit Academy
is to enhance awareness about METRO,
create partnerships with the community
and to develop transit advocacy in the
A key component of the program is that
participants will take their new knowledge
and put it to use by designing individual
action plans that they will implement in
Program Participant Criteria
The Transit Academy will be limited to
a class of 25 participants, who will be
selected based on the following:
- Applicants must live or work in the
Houston METRO region.
- Demonstrated leadership ability and
commitment to make future contributions
to transportation, community
development, healthy living and
improving the quality of life in Houston.
- Ability to participate in all sessions.
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The inaugural class of the METRO Transit Academy led community leaders into the nuts-and-bolts of all things METRO. Watch METRO Matters to hear Karen Marshall, academy principal, tell why this was important. Plus, meet one of the students, who didn't want to stop coming to class when it was over.
Runs about 15 minutes.