METRO bus parked at Transit CenterLocal service runs mostly on city streets, stopping at every other corner along its route.

Park & Ride service is for long-distance commuting. METRO's Park & Ride lots provide bus service to key destinations in the service area. One-way fare falls into four zones based on the distance a bus travels.

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) Circulator may be paid with the METRO Q® Fare Card or cash.

Customers can carry a pet on the bus and the rail as long as it is caged properly. Service animals are allowed to accompany riders with disabilities.

Bus and rail riders may bring car seats aboard, but there are no seat belts to strap the car seat to the bus or rail seat. So the caregiver would have to hold the baby or child. Before boarding the bus the child must be removed from the stroller and the stroller must be collapsed, folded and placed out of the walk way of the bus.

Accessible Bus Features

Para transit rider getting off local bus Ramps or lifts on all of our buses.

Many METRO buses offer, upon request, a kneeling feature to assist with boarding. Standees on lifts are permitted under the ADA.

Two priority-seating areas for the elderly and people with disabilities.

Equipped with an easy-to-reach call bell and special securement belts designed to secure the mobility devices of patrons who use a wheelchair or scooter in two 30”x 48” wheelchair securement areas.

Bus pads, sidewalk links, and curb cuts at most of our 9,000 bus stops.

Solid-square bus poles at bus stops.

Automatic audio and visual announcements on buses at major stops, main intersections and transfer points along the route.

Large, bright destination signs on the front and sides of the bus.

Lighted “Stop Request” signs inside the bus for riders with hearing impairments.

20 transit centers connecting bus routes in neighborhoods across the region for safe and easy transfers.