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Sign up here for METRO’s Tech Bulletin to be informed of METRO's latest technological updates. You’ll be immediately informed of new applications such as the Interactive Service Map, get updates about existing services like the METRO T.R.I.P. App, or get alerts about planned or unplanned interruptions to a technology service. 

Google Transit - Trip Planner icon   Google Transit - Trip Planner
Select the mode of transportation icon, type in from address in field "A" then destination address in field "B" then select time and date and click "Get Directions" button.
How to read METRO detours on the Google Transit - Trip Planner >>
Plan Your Trip >>

METRO T.R.I.P. App icon  
The METRO T.R.I.P. (Transit Route Information & Planning) App can retrieve METRO's schedule information, predict the arrival time of its buses, and help you plan your trip aboard METRO’s system. Features include:
Where Am I - This feature uses the GPS in your phone to accurately find your location in the city and pinpoint the bus routes and rail lines close to your location.
Next Transport - Get information on both scheduled and real time bus arrivals as well as scheduled rail arrivals.
Plan Trip - The app will find a route for your trip based on arrival time, transfers, or minimizing walking distance enabling you to get to your destination quickly and easily.
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Browse to your phone's store: iPhone | Windows | Android
Download installation instructions: iPhone | Windows | Android
Features of TRIP App: iPhone / Android | Windows
Disclaimer T.R.I.P. App >>
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Interactive Service Maps icon   Interactive Service Map
Is an interactive application for computers and mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Windows phones and tablets). The application takes the information contained in METRO’s current paper/PDF service map and presents it in a simplified, interactive and easy to navigate format.
Go to Interactive Service Map >>
METRO 360 icon   METRO 360
For the public-transit newbie, preparing for your first ride can be a bit daunting: What bus do I take, what train, what time, where does it pick me up and where will it drop me off? Don't fret - introducing METRO 360: Take a seat.

This tool gives you the unique opportunity to step inside a transit vehicle from the comfort of your home or work so that you can first familiarize yourself with our transit system and its key features – elements that will help you learn how to ride METRO.
Learn more >>

Comments icon   Comments, Compliments or Complaints
If you are pleased with our service, let us know. If you have experienced a problem, let us know so we can take immediate action to correct the problem. Please complete the online form and submit your comments.

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METRO Kiosks icon   METRO Kiosks
Don’t have your phone or just want to quickly see when your bus is arriving? METRO Kiosks display the scheduled and real time arrival times of the buses and trains closest to your location. METRO Kiosks give you the power to plan your trip and email or text your itinerary to yourself, or anyone you want. Kiosks are currently located at select locations: the Downtown Transit Center and the City of Houston Visitors Center. Kiosks will be coming soon to the Harris County Jury Assembly Building, the METRO Discovery Bus, and the TMC Transit Center.

311 icon   311 - Coming Soon
The 311 app focuses on giving patrons a method to report service requests to METRO right from their phones.  The application will also enable patrons to submit non-emergency requests or reports to METRO Police. A typical service request can be anything from reporting a late bus, problems with the sidewalk at a Park and Ride, or a phone that is out at a rail platform. The mobile application is quick and easy to use as the submission requires just a few clicks and minimal typing.

Rider Alerts icon   *Rider Alerts (coming soon) & Emergency Alerts
Sign up for a free service that sends you email, **SMS or text messages whenever selected website information is updated. You’ll be able to choose from categories such as: *bus, rail, construction, event, HOV/HOT lane detours and rider alerts, news releases, METRO newsletters and jobs at METRO. (**Message and data rates may apply).

Developer Portal icon   Developer Portal
The Developer Portal will enable software developers to gain access to METRO’s real-time data so that they can develop their own application. The service will be provided free of charge, but developers will be required to subscribe to the service and abide by its rules. Developers will have access to the following: GTFS data, SIRI SM (Stop Monitoring), SIRI VM (Vehicle Monitoring, SIRI ET/PT (Estimate Table/Production Table).
Learn more >>
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    PDFs of Bus & Rail Schedules
Download PDFs and print or save on electronic device for future reference of local, commuter buses or the red line rail schedules.
View PDF of bus schedules >>
View red line rail schedules >>

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Houston TranStar
Houston TranStar is the regional transportation and emergency management center for the greater Houston area.
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