METRO Q Star Program

Discounts with your Q® Card!

Get discounts when you show your METRO Fare Card to a participating retailers.

Restaurants, attractions, and retailers are providing discount if you show your METRO Q® Fare Card. View merchants in the area interactive map.


The easy way to build your business with just the tap of a card.

What is METRO Q Star®?

METRO Q Star® is the Authority’s FREE, Web-based, interactive marketing program designed to help drive potential customers to Houston area businesses like yours, located along specific METRO bus and rail lines.

How will METRO Q Star® help my business?

Research shows that almost 20,000 customers visit METRO’s homepage,, every day. These customers will be directed to an interactive map featuring the specific METRO bus route or rail line running near your business.

On the interactive map you can make your selection from restaurants, attractions, and retailers. When a customer selects a specific merchant category it will show the participating locations on the interactive map. When your rollover the icon on the map it will show their “special offer” to cardholders. This unique offer would be made available to METRO customers only, and would require customers to show their METRO Q® Fare Card at the time of purchase to receive offer.

What is my Q Star investment?

The METRO Q Star® program is absolutely FREE to all participants. The only expenditure you are asked to make is in your unique "offer" to potential customers viewing the interactive map.

What is my obligation?

All we ask is that you honor the offer extended to potential customers through the interactive map Web presenence. If you need to alter your offer in any way, simply notify METRO’s Webmaster at least two weeks prior to making the change.



Are you a merchant who wants to join the METRO Q Star program?

Contact METRO's Webmaster.


METRO Q Star Privacy Policy

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) does not endorse or affirm the quality of products or services provided by METRO Q STAR Program vendors. METRO provides a listing of discount programs offered by local businesses. The information contained in this website is believed to be reliable and while every effort is made to assure that the information is as accurate as possible, METRO at no time endorses nor recommends any specific commercial products, process, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, and does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the METRO.

Those persons who access this information assume full responsibility for the use of said information, understand, and agree that METRO is not responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damage arising from the use of any information contained in this site. The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by METRO of the linked websites, or the information, products, or services contained therein.

Selected content on the METRO Q STAR website is freely available. We do not claim this information as our own. If, for any reason, we provide information that is copyrighted, please let us know so that we can delete the content from our site.

Disclaimer of Liability

With respect to documents available from this site, neither METRO nor any of its employees, makes any warranty, expressed or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

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