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METRO Taking Transit To Another Level

Small Vehicle Launch Signals Big Boost for Bus Service

March 8, 2013

 

METRO is committed to providing the right vehicle for the right community and is introducing a new, smaller, 27-foot bus tailored to meet the dynamic needs of patrons on 13 routes.

SwiftlineThe new buses have all the amenities of METRO’s 40-foot vehicles with header signs, interior pull cords, and audio/visual announcements. They are ADA accessible and seat 15 passengers. And, best of all the cost is $1.25 with a three hour transfer.

The new service underlines METRO’s commitment to communities, plus it connects with other service, including METRORail.

METRO will showcase the new 426 Swiftline bus service Tuesday, March 12, from 3 - 5 PM at its Southeast Transit Center (6000 Scottcrest). The public will have a chance to see the vehicle at the Southeast location Tuesday and on Wednesday and Thursday vehicles will debut at:

You'll see the new buses on the streets on 13 routes: 37 El Sol Crosstown, 38 Manchester, 64 Lincoln City Circulator, 352 Swingle, 426 Swiftline, 6 Jensen, 9 North Main/Gulfton, 18 Kirby, 42 Holman Crosstown, 58 Hammerly,78 Alabama/Irvington, 83 Lee Road and 98 Briargate.

About METRO
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 7.5-mile light-rail line (Red Line), with three 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.