METRO Smart Apartment Partner Program

Give Your Tenants A Lift!

Apartment Partner Program

Experience convenient, transit-friendly living with METRO.

Get The Details

Learn more about the METRO Smart Apartment Partner Program by contacting Client.Services@ridemetro.org or call 713-739-4980.

Partnering Pays

METRO’s Smart Apartment Partner Program is a partnership between apartment managers/owners, tenants and METRO. The program is designed to enhance the quality of life for people living in apartment communities located adjacent to accessible METRO service.

In order to qualify as a Smart Apartment Partner, your property must meet certain requirements:

  • Property must be located one-half mile or less from a bus / rail line.
  • METRO service must be easily accessible.
  • Frequency of METRO service must be every 20 minutes or less.

The Benefits

The METRO Smart Apartment Partner Program is absolutely FREE and offers the following new and unique benefits:

  • Sets yourself apart from other properties.
  • Adds a selling point for marketing.
  • Creates a perk for residents at no cost to you.
  • Free use of the METRO Smart Apartment Partner Program logo in advertising, publications, and signage.
  • Free listing in METRO’s directory of certified properties.
  • Free METRO Q® Fare Cards with $5 value for new resident welcome packets.
  • Convenient access to full fare METRO Fare Cards.
  • Get Rider Rewards discounts at participating businesses.

Making The Case

Research indicates that younger and single individuals are more likely to use public transit than other groups. According to the National Multifamily Housing Council, (NMHC), 30 percent of all apartment renters are under the age of 30 – that’s approximately one-third of your business.

Now, you have the power to offer this demographic the extra amenity other properties can’t.

Become A Smart Apartment Partner

METRO makes becoming a partner easy. The program is FREE and only takes a few days to get started.

Pre-meeting

  • Book an on-site meeting with property management.
  • Schedule how-to-ride training for property management and staff.
  • Identify additional activities to educate residents on METRO services.

Apartment Management / Owner METRO Training

  • Publicize and partner with METRO Q® Fare Card on-site registration event for residents, to be conducted by METRO staff.
  • Publicize and partner with METRO on how-to-ride training for residents, to be conducted by METRO staff.
  • Include METRO information in new resident welcome packets (local bus routes, METRO Q® Fare Card information) and on your website.
  • Participate in METRO’s Adopt-a-Stop / Adopt-a-Shelter program.

Continuing The Partnership

METRO will monitor and follow up with Partner properties to review progress, need for retraining, and restock or make changes to marketing materials. At the end of year one, METRO will conduct a survey to analyze the program’s impact, make necessary adjustments and recertify the property.