Press Releases 2012


12/27/12 METRO To Offer Free Rides New Year’s Eve
12/21/12 METRO’s Holiday Schedule
METRO Will Follow This Schedule Over The Christmas And New Year’s Holiday
12/20/12 METRO CEO Resignation Accepted by Board
George Greanias To Consult With Interim Leadership As Search Begins For Authority’s New Executive
12/19/12 METRO Police Investigating Fatal Bus Accident
12/19/12 METRO Delivers Warm Tidings to City’s Needy
Operators Bring Socks to the Streets for Area Homeless as Cold Weather Arrives
12/17/12 METRO CEO Plans To Step Down
12/13/12 Blue Santa Picks METRO to Deliver Season’s Best
12/12/12 METRO Staff Help Warm Houston Soles
Operators Take "Put A Sock In It" Campaign to the Streets for Holidays
12/05/12 Traffic Alert METRORail Downtown Weekend Closure Update
11/29/12 Third METRO HOT Lane Now Open
Solo Drivers Can Use I-45 North HOV
11/21/12 METRO'S Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
11/9/12 METRO, Houston Greeters Team Up For 'Rails To Restaurants' In Support Of Houston's Citizenship Week
11/9/12 METRO Recognizes Us Military & Veterans
Free Rides on Veterans Day Sunday, Nov. 11 and Nov. 12
11/8/12 METRORail Crews Ready To Install First Piece Of Trackwork Connecting Main St. To New Southeast Line 
11/5/12 Voter Registration Card Gets You A Free Ride To And From Polls On Election Day
11/1/12 METRO Brings Home The Gold For A Third Straight Year
10/15/12 METRORail Family Announces The Arrival Of The First Member Of Its 2nd Siemens Fleet
First Station Canopy Erected With Projects 61 percent or More Complete On Three Lines
10/9/12 METRORail’s First New Family Member In Nearly A Decade Weighs In At 98,500 Lbs., 85.25 Ft. And Is Swaddled In Blue 
9/28/12 METRO Board Approves FY2013 Business Plan & Budget
9/26/12 METRO Encourages You To Rally Around North Line Merchants Improved Access Now Available To Businesses Along Light-Rail Line
9/24/12 METRO Delivers On “Got You Covered” Promise With 100 New Bus Shelters And Installation Observance On September 25, 2012
9/21/12 EDITOR’S NOTE: Correction On North Line
Construction Address Construction For METRORail Expansion Projects Requires Traffic Alterations Near Downtown
9/20/12 Construction For METRORail Expansion Projects Requires Traffic Alterations Near Downtown
9/20/12 “METRO’s Got You Covered” With 100th New Bus Shelter For 2012
9/14/12 METRO Helps Connect Region with New Intermodal Options at Kingsland P&R
9/13/12 METRORail Downtown Weekend Closure Update Businesses & Residences Still Accessible on Main Between Texas and Walker
9/12/12 Free Rides For METRORail Patrons METRO Partnerships Bring Public Transit Front And Center
9/4/12 Kingsland Bridge Dedication Honors Former METRO Board Member Jackie Freeman
8/31/12 METRO’s Labor Day Holiday Schedule
8/24/12 MEDIA ADVISORY: METRO Offers Top 10 Back-To-School Safety Tips
8/23/12 METRO Police Department Moves 15 Officers Up The Ranks
New Command Staff Goal To Improve Service To Community
8/17/12 METRO Board Approves Ballot Language
Election Called For November 6th
8/15/12 METRO Board To Approve Ballot Proposition
Authority Board To Call November Election
8/13/12 METRO Targets Worker Safety During Summer’s Extreme Heat
Strategy Includes Earlier Work Hours, Longer Breaks And Fluid Replenishment
8/1/12 MEDIA ALERT: METRO Special Board Meeting
Authority Board Convenes to Select Referendum Proposal
7/26/12 METRO Launches 2nd HOT Lane
Hwy 59 South HOV Opens To Solo Drivers
7/6/12 METRO To Host Additional Public Meetings
Board Meets With Community For Input On GMP
METRO President and CEO George Greanias Joins July 4 Celebration
7/2/12 METRO LIGHT-RAIL EXPANSION: “Six Miles Down!”
274 small/disadvantaged businesses, 90% of them local, working on three new lines
7/2/12 METRO’s Fourth Of July Holiday Schedule
6/14/12 METRO Police Arrest Sexual Assault Suspect
6/12/12 METRO Hosts Special Board Meeting
Agency Invites Public To Talk About GMP
6/4/12 METRO Hosts 2nd Round of Public Meetings for US90A/Southwest Rail Corridor Project
5/31/12 New METRO Pouring Progress into Houston Communities
Concrete Placement One Sign of Major Improvements in Communities on Light-Rail Lines
5/25/12 METRO To Run A Sunday Schedule On Memorial Day
5/22/12 METRO And The City Of Houston Proclaim And Celebrate “Rally Around The Rails Day”
5/21/12 METRO And City Of Houston Host News Conference For “Rally Around The Rails Day”
Tomorrow, Tuesday, MAY 22
5/15/12 METRO And City Of Houston Host News Conference For “Rally Around The Rails Day” On May 22
5/10/12 MEDIA ALERT: METRO Hosts Special Board Meeting
5/9/12 METRO Receives Perfect Score From FTA
No Deficiencies Found In Triennial Review
5/4/12 METRO Bus Driver Involved in Multiple Vehicle Accident Discharged Following Investigation
5/4/12 ALERT: Partial METRORail Shutdown This Weekend For Routine Maintenance Work
5/3/12 METRO Discharges Bus Driver in Conclusion of Investigation into April 17 Fatal Bus Accident
4/16/12 METRO Announces UH Bauer College As Partner In New Leader Development Program
4/13/12 METRO Police Launch Bus Safe Program
TSA Participates In Joint Safety/Anti-Terrorism Exercise
4/12/12 METRO Rolls Out Bicycles and Bus Racks for 2012 Houston Bike to Work Day
3/30/12 METRO And East Aldine District Announce Partnership To Reinstate 59 Bus Route
3/22/12 Traffic Reporters On 40-Foot METRO Buses Practice “Drive Time” Performance For Saturday Showdown
3/22/12 METRO Board Welcomes New Member Pays Tribute To Longtime Board Member
3/15/12 METRORail Construction Nearly Halfway
East End Line Station Construction Now Underway
3/15/12 MEDIA ALERT: New METRORail Ridership Record Set
3/9/12 Reliant Offers Free Rail Rides On Go Tejano Day
METRO Chairman To Ride In Rodeo Procession
3/8/12 METRO & Buffalo Bayou Partnership Coordinate Bridge Construction
Bayou to remain open for March 10, 2012 40th Annual Buffalo Bayou Regatta
3/1/12 Dowling Intersection Detour Allows Speedy
Downtown Rail Construction
2/29/12 METRO Ridership Continues To Rise
Agency Posts Sixth Straight Month Of Growth
2/28/12 Count On METRO During Spring Break
METRORail And Buses Make Family Outings Easier
2/27/12 Avoid The Stampede, Ride METRO To Rodeo
2/22/12 METRO Offers Shuttle Service To Rodeo
METRORail Extends Schedule During Big Show
2/17/12 Correction On Start Of Program - MEDIA ALERT/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
METRO Opens First HOT Lanes On 45 South
METRO Opens First HOT Lanes On 45 South
2/10/12 How Sweet It Is
2/3/12 METRORail Service Interruption This Saturday
1/26/12 METRO Board Approves February Service Changes
Agency to retain three routes proposed for discontinuation
1/12/12 METRO Offers Another Mobility Option
Agency To Enter Agreement With HCTRA For Its HOT Lanes
1/9/12 UPDATE #3: METRO Light Rail Service Reestablished Throughout System 
1/9/12 UPDATE #2: High Water Affecting METRO Light Rail Service
1/9/12 High Water Affecting METRO Light Rail Service
1/6/12 Reliant & METRO Extend Fare Offer Free Rail Ride Play Clock Still Ticking