METRO's Evacuee Relief Role

September 7, 2005

Houston METRO is offering support to refugees from Hurricane Katrina. METRO's current efforts includ

  • METRO today began making available to evacuees seven-day passes for use on the rail and bus transportation system. This action is taken in response to, and in coordination with, requests from the Emergency Management Coordinators at the George R. Brown Convention Center and Reliant Park and the Red Cross.
  • A new METRO shuttle Route 96, from the George R. Brown Convention Center to Reliant Park, began operating this morning at 7 a.m. The shuttle makes stops at the City of Houston Health Department, Target, Wal-Mart and a Social Security office. It runs every 45 minutes, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • METRO today transported 300 evacuees who are staying at apartments located around the city to the GRB to register.