Get On Board

 

Get On Board Day

METRO provides more than 219,000 rides every day. On National Get on Board Day, Thursday, April 25, 2019, we hope you will help add to that number. Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), 2019 National Get on Board Day encourages everyone to support public transportation and showcases the benefits it brings to communities.

Get on Board with METRO and Win!

Participate in our National Get on Board Day Contest for a chance to win a $25 gift card to one of our participating METRO Rider Rewards sponsors.

When?

April 22 - 25, 2019

How do I win?

Visit one of METRO’s social media pages

Keep an eye out for contest posts and participate

  • One winning entry will be chosen each day.

You’re a Winner!

  • Winners will be announced via our social media outlets and contacted by our social media team with instructions to claim your prize.

Contest Rules >>

 

WHY YOU Should Get On Board with Public Transportation

METRO gets you to work.

  • Nearly 1/3 of downtown’s employees rely on it

METRORail enhances property values.

  • 31% value increase for properties along the rail according to HCAD 3-year study

Park & Ride buses ease traffic congestion.

  • 20,000 trips eliminated daily

METRO helps reduce greenhouse gases.

  • 700 million pounds each year (Transit Cooperative Research Program - TCRP)

METRO delivers millions of rides each year.

  • 116.8 million rides in 2018

METRO investments spur economic growth.

  • $8 billion in new development along the METRORail Red Line (since 2004)

 

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Operating Costs Per Mile
Small Sedan Medium Sedan Large Sedan Medium SUV Minivan 1/2-Ton, Crew-
Cab Pickup
Hybrid Vehicle Electric Vehicle Average
Fuel 7.18 cents 9.03 cents 11.14 cents 11.76 cents 10.95 cents 13.88 cents 5.59 cents 3.68 cents 10.26 cents
Maintenance 6.83 cents 7.94 cents 8.44 cents 8.27 cents 7.81 cents 8.33 cents 6.99 cents 6.55 cents 7.91 cents
Cost Per Mile 14.01 cents 16.97 cents 19.58 cents 20.03 cents 18.76 cents 22.21 cents 12.58 cents 10.23 cents 18.18 cents

 

Ownership Cost
Small Sedan Medium Sedan Large Sedan Medium SUV Minivan 1/2-Ton, Crew-
Cab Pickup
Hybrid Vehicle Electric Vehicle Average
full-coverage insurance $1,288 $1,202 $1,200 $1,089 $1,075 $1,229 $1,208 $1,185 $1,178
license, registration, taxes $454 $639 $757 $831 $726 $984 $667 -$656 $718
depreciation
(15,000 miles annually)
$2,114 $3,187 $3,799 $3,720 $3,839 $3,587 $3,301 $5,704 $3,172
finance charge $396 $597 $706 $806 $692 $922 $624 $671 $674
Cost Per Year $4,252 $5,625 $6,462 $6,446 $6,332 $6,722 $5,800 $6,904 $5,742
Cost Per Day $11.65 $15.41 $17.70 $17.66 $17.35 $18.42 $15.89 $15.89 $15.73

 

Total Cost Per Mile
10,000 Total Miles
Per Year
Small Sedan Medium Sedan Large Sedan Medium SUV Minivan 1/2-Ton, Crew-
Cab Pickup
Hybrid Vehicle Electric Vehicle Average
cost per mile x 10,000 miles $1,401 $1,697 $1,958 $2,003 $1,876 $2,221 $1,258 $1,023 $1,023
cost per day x 365 days $4,252 $5,625 $6,462 $6,446 $6,332 $6,722 $5,800 $6,904 $5,742
decreased depreciation** -$145 -$159 -$198 -$241 -$185 -$279 -$170 -$191 $(206)
Total Cost Per Year $5,508 $7,163 $8,222 $8,208 $8,023 $8,664 $6,888 $7,736 $7,354
Total Cost Per Day $15.09 $19.62 $22.53 $22.49 $21.98 $23.74 $18.87 $21.19 $20.15
Total Cost Per Mile* $0.5508 $0.7163 $0.8222 $0.8208 $0.8023 $0.8664 $0.6888 $0.7736 $0.7354

Those who receive free parking may instead be entitled to a public transit subsidy up to $230 per month. For more information, read It Pays To Ride Public Transportation.

If you can live with one less vehicle in your household, you would save an additional $5,716 in car ownership cost (full-coverage insurance, license, registration, taxes, depreciation and finance charge).

The operating costs, ownership costs and total costs per mile are from the AAA 2017 Your Driving Costs.
* Total cost per year ÷ total miles.
** Decreased depreciation for mileage under 15,000 miles annually averaged over 5 years.

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