METRO's Monday Service Running as Planned; Tuesday Service will be announced later today

September 26, 2005

METRO is resuming additional bus service on Monday (Sept. 26th) to support essential personnel needing transportation to assist the Hurricane Rita recovery effort.

An additional 34 bus routes will be in service on Monday. These are in addition to the 12 priority routes that reopened on Sunday. A list of all 46 routes is included below.

METRORail service also will resume on Monday. Frequency of rail service will be according to the Sunday schedule.

The HOV lanes on I-10, 290, I-45 North, 59 Eastex and 59 Southwest freeways will remain open 24 hours per day for inbound traffic. The HOV lane on the Gulf freeway (I-45 South) will remain open for outbound traffic until normal operations resume.

In addition, reduced Park and Ride service will be available. Park and Ride buses will depart at the top of each hour during peak morning and afternoon periods only from the following lots. There will be no midday service (9am - 3pm) or service after 7pm.

202 Kuykendahl 236 Maxey Road
204 Spring 246 Bay Area
205 Kingwood 247 Fuqua
214 Northwest Station 257 Townsen
221 Kingsland 262 Westwood
228 Addicks 265 West Bellfort

Two circulator shuttles will operate in the Texas Medical Center: the 320 TMC White and the 321 TMC Blue.

Bus and rail service for Tuesday will be announced Monday afternoon.

METRO BUS SERVICE FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2005
FREQUENCY WILL BE ACCORDING TO SUNDAY SCHEDULE
1 Hospital 45 Tidwell
2 Bellaire 46 Gessner
3 Langley / Gray 47 Hillcroft
4 Beechnut 48 Navigation
5 Kashmere / Southmore 50 Harrisburg / Heights
6 Jensen 52 Hirsch / Scott
8 S. Main / Yale 56 Airline
9 N. Main 60 McGregor
10 Willowbend 65 Bissonnet
11 Almeda / Nance 68 Brays Bayou
14 Hiram Clarke 72 Westview
15 Fulton 73 Bellfort
20 Canal / Long Point 77 Liberty / MLK
23 Crosstimbers 78 Irvington
25 Northline / Richmond 80 Dowling / Lyons
26 / 27 Outer / Inner 82 Westheimer
30 Clinton / Cullen 83 Lee Road
33 Post Oak 85 Antoine
36 Lawndale 86 FM 1960
37 El Sol 87 Sunnyside
40 Pecore / Telephone 102 IAH
42 Holman 137 Northshore
44 Acres Homes 163 Fondren