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News Releases - 2011


12/29/11 METRO To Offer Free Rides New Year’s Eve Agency To Help Revelers Get Home Safely
12/21/11 Columbia Tap Hike And Bike Trail Reopens
12/20/11 METRO Board Approves Station Names For New Rail Lines
12/20/11 METRO Ridership On The Rise
Agency Posts Fourth Straight Month Of Growth
12/19/11 METRO’s Christmas & New Year’s Holiday Schedule
METRO Buses Transformed Into Winter Wonderlands
12/8/11 METRO Presents 12 Twinkling Stories of Transit!
METRO’s Blue Santa Delivers Toys And Smiles To Young Patients At Four Hospitals
11/29/11 METRO Starts the Clock for Rail Car Delivery with Acceptance of New CAF USA Contract
11/29/11 Photo Opportunity
11/28/11 METRO Inks Houston’s First Ever Full Funding Grants for Light Rail
11/27/11 Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff to Sign First Ever Full Funding Grant Agreements for Houston Light Rail
11/23/11 METRO’s Thanksgiving holiday schedule
11/22/11 US Transportation Secretary and Federal Transit Administrator To Sign Houston’s First Ever Full Funding Grant Agreements for Light Rail
11/17/11 Citizen, Firefighters and MPD Officers Forge Chain of Survival for Houston Heart Attack Victim
11/11/11 METRORail Expansion Media Tour and Update
‘State Of METRO’ Address Also Calls For Smart Transit
11/2/11 NOTE: Change Of Date For Media Tour
Due to a Scheduling Conflict the METRORail Expansion Media Tour is Being Postponed
11/2/11 METRO Scores Gold For A Second Year In A Row
State Renews Agency’s Transparency Reporting Award
11/1/11 METRORail Expansion Media Tour and Update/Briefing
Visit Will Spotlight Construction and Progress on Three New Lines 
10/27/11 New Appointee Joins METRO Board Today
10/25/11 ATTENTION! Assignments and Editorial Desks
10/21/11 REMINDER: METRORail Scheduled Shutdown This Weekend Hospital Bridge Construction Over Fannin Continues
10/13/11 ADVISORY: METRORail Will Operate This Weekend Previously Scheduled Service Interruption Canceled
10/12/11 METRO Investigating Fatal Accident At The Rail Operations Center
10/4/11 METRO Investigating Morning Rail Accident
9/30/11 METRORail Patrons Ride Free To Texans Home Games Courtesy Of Reliant
9/29/11 METRO Board Approves Fully Compliant Buy America Proposal for New Rail Cars from CAF USA
9/27/11 METRO Holds FY2012 Budget Hearing Thursday
Board To Vote On Business Plan Follow Hearing
9/22/11 No Rail Service This Weekend
Due To Continuing Hospital Bridge Construction
9/20/11 MEDIA ALERT 3: Rail Service Is Back Online
9/19/11 MEDIA ALERT 2: Rail Service Disruption Extends To Morning Commute
9/19/11 MEDIA ALERT: Rail Partially Suspended Due To Power Disruption
9/13/11 METRO, MFAH Host Sneak Peek Of ‘Arts In Transit’ Reception Offers Chance To Meet & Mingle With Artists
9/8/11 METRO Buses, Trains Will Roll To A Stop To Remember 9/11
Agency Observes Moment Of Silence To Honor The Fallen And The Heroes
9/2/11 METRO Gets All Wrapped Up To Celebrate The Museum District
8/31/11 Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston To Feature METRO’s ‘Arts In Transit’ Exhibit
8/21/11 US 290 Eastbound Diamond Lanes To Open
8/19/11 METRO Extends Ridestore Hours For Back-To-School Push
8/18/11 METRORail Scheduled Service Interruption
8/18/11 METRO To Open New Park & Ride In Missouri City - Service To Supplement Existing Park & Ride
8/11/11 Light Rail Blazes Forth Despite Temperatures
8/11/11 Countdown To Cancellation Of Airport Direct - Route 500 To Run Its Last Trip August 20th
8/9/11 1st Light Rail Placement in 10 Years Occurs on SE Line
8/8/11 Statement of METRO President & CEO George Greanias
8/3/11 N. Main St. Bridge Closes to Motor Vehicles Beginning Monday, Aug. 8
7/28/11 METRO CEO Suspended One Week For Violating Computer Policy
7/26/11 Houston Mayor and METRO Seek Common Ground on East End Line
Resolution of Harrisburg/Hughes Streets Over/Under Question Becomes a Milestone
7/25/11 Major Announcement as Mayor Parker and METRO Unite for Briefing
East End Light-Rail Construction Impact Review with Community Representatives
7/16/11 Taxi Accident Claims The Lives Of Two METROLift Patrons
7/12/11 METRO Riders To Be Serenaded By Ensemble Cast
7/11/11 METRO Riders To Be Serenaded By Ensemble Cast
7/5/11 NEWS ADVISORY - METRORail Station Naming Moves to Review Phase
7/1/11 METRO Readies Rail for Installation on Southeast Line
6/29/11 METRO Light Rail Trains Back in Service on Main Street/Red Line
6/29/11 METRO Main Street / Red Line Light Rail Power Loss
6/27/11 METRO’s Fourth Of July Holiday Schedule
6/24/11 2010 Census Does Not Support Changes to Board
Study Shows Nine Continues to be Correct Number of Representatives
6/23/11 METRO Investigating Fatal Morning Bus Accident
6/21/11 METRO Announces Transit Game Plan for CONCACAF
Transit Authority Offers Soccer Fans Shuttles And Other Convenient Transit Options
6/16/11 Countdown For New Rail Station Names To End June 30th
6/15/11 NEWS ADVISORY: METRO Celebrates Dump The Pump Day With A Giant 9-Foot Piñata
Patrons To Take A Whack For A Chance To Win METRO Money
6/13/11 METRO Celebrates Dump The Pump Day With A Giant 9-Foot Piñata
Patrons To Take A Whack For A Chance To Win METRO Money
6/8/11 METRO, City Of Houston Ink Cost-Savings Agreement
Partnership Leverages Agencies’ Buying Power, Saves Taxpayer Dollars
6/3/11 Route Extensions, Added Trips Among Metro’s Service Changes
Route And Schedule Modifications Start Sunday, June 5
5/25/11 METRO Police Veteran Takes On New Role As Safety Chief
5/24/11 METRO Memorial Day Holiday Schedule
5/20/11 METRO To Deliver Supplies To Victims Of Deadly Twisters - Veteran Employee Set To Drive Loaded Truck To Alabama
5/18/11 NEWS ADVISORY - METRO Gears Up for National Bike-to-Work Day
5/16/11 METRO Bike to Work Day - May 20 News Release
5/13/11 Series Of METRO Q® Fare Cards To Expire End Of The Month METRO Reminds Patrons To Check Their Q Cards
5/10/11 METRO Encourages Public To Ride, Calculate Commute Savings
5/6/11 METRO Announces New North Line Construction Detour
5/5/11 METRO Seeks Public Input On Station Names For New Light Rail Lines
5/2/11 Houston Police Veteran Named Chief Of METRO Police
4/28/11 METRO Vision Includes Unique Public Perspective
4/28/11 Former METRO Head Of Human Resources Returns To Post
4/15/11 METRO Taps Former Marine As Head Of Information Technology
4/12/11 Alva Trevino Appointed METRO General Counsel
Texas Southern University Law School Grad Leads Agency’s Legal Staff
4/8/11 METRO Partners With Better Block Houston To Create The Perfect Street Block
4/5/11 Hoop Fans ‘Embraced The Madness’ Riding METRO
Visitors Greeted And Assisted By Hundreds Of Agency Ambassadors
4/4/11 METRO Rolls with Final Phase of NCAA Plan
Transit Fare Wristbands On Sale at Main St. Square Beginning 4 p.m.
4/1/11 METRO Teams with Downtown Hotels to Move Fan
Light Rail Transit Fare Wristbands Now Being Sold at Downtown Inns and Hotels
3/29/11 METRO’s Game Plan for NCAA Final Four Events
Transit Authority rolls basketball fans between sports and entertainment venues
3/25/11 METRO CEO To Steer Bus At Agency’s Rodeo Family Day
Vice Presidents Also Take The Wheel At Friendly Competition
3/25/11 METRO Recognizes Operators Who ‘Play It Safe’ On The Road & Rail
Bus Operator Drives 30 Years With Clean Record… And Still Counting
2/28/11 Reminder: Catch A Ride To The Rodeo On METRO
2/25/11 Catch A Ride To The Rodeo On METRO
2/24/11 The New METRO Prepares to Purchase New Rail Cars
2/24/11 METRO And Former Chief Counsel Settle Lawsuit
2/18/11 METRO Fulfills Pledge To Improve Transit Services With Expansion Of 75 Eldridge Crosstown
2/17/11 MEDIA ALERT: Downtown District Repairs To Impact Rail Service
2/16/11 METRO Receives Refund From Spanish Rail Car Vendor
2/15/11 President’s Budget Includes Major Funding For METRO $50 Million More Than Last Proposed Budget
2/14/11 METRO Joins East End Leadership to Recognize Progress and Partnership in Revitalizing Harrisburg Boulevard
2/10/11 METRO Prepares to Sweeten the Morning Ride With Valentine’s Day Greetings, and Greeters!
2/10/11 Media Alert: METRO Provides Refuge From Bitter Cold
2/9/11 Media Alert: Downtown District Repairs To Impact Rail Service
2/9/11 NEWS ADVISORY METRO Service Alert
2/7/11 METRO Briefs Local Media on Plans to Gather Community Input for Proposed US 90A/Southwest Rail Corridor
2/4/11 NEWS ADVISORY METRO Service Modification Likely for Weekend
2/4/11 NEWS ADVISORY METRO Park & Ride Service Cancelled for Today
2/4/11 NEWS ADVISORY METRO Modifications To Public Transit Service
2/3/11 METRO Starts Outbound Park & Ride Service Early
2/2/11 METRO Taking Steps to Keep Public Transit Warm, Safe and Orderly Despite Frigid Local Temperatures
1/21/11 NEW METRO Treats Travelers To Bigger Savings On Airport Direct - More Stops Downtown
1/20/11 Media Reminder: Hospital Bridge Construction To Impact Rail Service This Weekend
1/19/11 Metro Hires Anchor/Reporter Jerome Gray To Head Press Office
1/17/11 Media Reminder: Tomorrow Morning METRO Will Unveil Wrapped Rail Car Promoting Safety
1/14/11 Media Alert: METRO To Unveil Wrapped Rail Car Promoting Safety
1/12/11 METRORail To Run Normal Operations This Weekend
1/7/11 Short Power Outage Schedule
1/5/11 Special Board Meetings
1/4/11 Hospital Bridge Construction To Impact Rail Service In January
1/4/11 METRO Begins 2011 With Federal Approval For Rail Expansion Work Contractors Mobilized, Work Begins