News Releases 2013

 

12/31/13 - METRO Marks 10 Year Anniversary of Main Street Line
12/30/13 - METRO ADOPTS HOT/HOV CHANGES - Multi-prong Approach Aims To Improve Traffic Flow
12/27/13 - METRO Offers Free New Year's Eve Rides
12/23/13 - METRO's North Line Launch Draws Crowd One Line Down, Two More To Go
12/20/13 - All Aboard For Saturday Rail Roll-Out
12/18/13 - METRO's Christmas & New Year's Holiday Schedule
12/16/13 - Media Briefing For North Rail Opening
12/13/13 - All Aboard for North Line Rail Inaugural Party
12/12/13 - METRO Blue Santa Makes Special Delivery - Christmas Arrives Early For 200 Young Patients
12/4/13 - METRO Offers Media Preview of North Light Rail
12/3/13 - METRO ROC ‘n Rail Puts Scouts on Safety Track
11/22/13 - METRO's Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
11/21/13 - METRO Board Sets Tone For System Reimagining ‘Next Steps’
11/19/13 - WEST U Councilman/METRO Transit Academy Grad Puts Action Plan to the Test & Scores with Community
11/7/13 - METRO Salutes Veterans With Free Rides
11/1/13 - Show Voter Registration on METRO for Free Ride to Polls
10/30/13 - Kids' METRORail Safety Book Hits Library Shelves
10/28/13 - Longtime Harris County Official Joins METRO Board
10/22/13 - METRO Tops 80 Million Boardings In Fiscal Year '13
10/17/13 - North Line Light-Rail Traffic Testing Escalates - METRORail Cars Now Run & Stop Along Track Preparing For Service Opening  
10/16/13 - METRORail Security Cameras Catch Tagger In Action - MPD Arrest Teen For Northline Platform Graffiti
10/15/13 - METRO’s AWARD-WINNING RAIL SAFETY PROGRAM IN HIGH GEAR - "Think Rail" Sends Clear Signal That It’s Time To Shift Focus From Construction To Trains
10/4/13 - New METRORail Safety Program Takes Top Honors - Outreach to schools/communities voted best in U.S. by American Public Transportation Association
10/2/13 - New METRO Heard, New METRO Delivered Bringing Back the Day Pass - Unlimited local bus and rail service for $3/day is big game changer
9/30/13 - METRO Police Attend United Stand Against Crime - Officers Join Neighborhoods For 30th Annual National Night Out
9/30/13 - Time And Place To Reimagine Houston Transit Is Here - METRO Launches Website, Invites Public To Share Ideas
9/25/13 -
North Line Light-Rail Trains In Final Stretch Of Testing - Nearly ready for passengers, METRORail cars will run and stop as in future service
9/20/13 - METRO Service Interruptions During Building Implosion - Rail Line Closes and Local Buses Detour This Weekend
9/19/13 - KEEP HOUSTON BEAUTIFUL SALUTES NEW LIGHT RAIL - 2013 Mayor’s Proud Partner Award To METRORail Arts In Transit Program
9/18/13 - METRO SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS DUE TO BUILDING IMPLOSION - Rail Line To Shut Down and Local Buses Rerouted During Event
9/17/13 - Girl Scouts Sweet On METROLight-Rail Safety - 'Think Rail' Program Teaches Importance Of Safety With Activities For All Ages
9/16/13 - Downtown Macy’s Implosion Requires METRO Changes - Rail Line To Shut Down And Local Buses Rerouted During Event
9/13/13 - METRO Polishes 4th Gold Award For Transparency In Reporting From Texas Comptroller’s Leadership Circle
9/12/13 - S&P Upgrades METRO Bonds Rating
9/12/13 - Free Labor Day Weekend Passenger Rate Soars
9/6/13 - North / Red Line Clearance And Electric Testing Alert Monday, Sept. 9 – Wednesday, Sept. 11
9/4/13 - METRO Safety Awareness In High Gear On Northline - Transit Center Event Underscores Rapidly Approaching Light Rail Opening
9/3/13 - North/Red Line Clearance And Electric Testing Alert Wednesday, Sept. 4 – Friday, Sept. 6
8/23/13 - North/Red Line Clearance And Electric Testing Alert Monday, Aug. 26 – Thursday, Aug. 29
8/21/13 - Come on Houston! Take a Free Ride - METRO to Waive Fare for Labor Day Weekend
8/15/13 - METRO Ridership On A Roll - System Posts Nearly 4 Percent Gain Year To Date
8/12/13 - Congress Signs Off On $189 Million Advancing Rail And 2003 Referendum
8/12/13 - Get Your Student Q Card Before Class Bells Ring - METRO Extends RideStore Hours For Back To School
8/9/13 - METRORail Shutdown & Traffic Change This Weekend: Starting Friday, August 9 – Monday, August 12
8/7/13 - Twin METRO Bus Operators: Still Racking Up Miles and Smiles
8/5/13 - Architecture Center Houston & AIA Houston present METRORail Arts in Transit Exhibition: Art, Architecture and Transit Exhibit Aug.8 - Sept.20 at Architecture Center Houston
7/24/13 - METRORail Shutdown & Traffic Change This Weekend: Starting Friday, July 26 – Monday, July 29
7/22/13 - METRO Police Investigating Fatal Rail Accident
7/12/13 - METRO Opens Fifth And Final HOT Lane Eastex Freeway Travelers Have New Commute Option
7/12/13 - Weekend METRORail Shutdown & Traffic Change: Starts Friday Evening, July 12 - Ends Monday Morning, July 15
7/1/13 - METRO’S FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
6/28/13 - FIRST METRORAIL SAFETY BLOCK PARTY LAUNCHES JULY 4TH - Northside Gathering Celebrates Independence Day, Teaches Rail Safety
6/26/13 - WEEKEND METRORAIL SHUTDOWN & TRAFFIC CHANGE: Starts Friday Evening, June 28 - Ends Monday Morning, July 1
6/21/13 - METRORail Shutdown & Traffic Change This Weekend: Starting Friday, June 21 – Monday, June 24
6/6/13 - METRO: Next Stop, Oklahoma - Staff To Deliver Goods To Tornado Victims
6/6/13 - Weekend METRORail Shutdown & Traffic Change: Starting Friday, June 7 – Monday, June 10
5/30/13 - Chug-A-Chug-A-Light-Rail-Car
5/30/13 - METRORail Shutdown & Traffic Change This Weekend: Starting Friday, May 31 – Monday, June 3
5/23/13 - MOVING ON UP! North/Red Line To Open Ahead of Schedule - METRORail to Tug Test Train in Preparation for December 2013 Opening 
5/23/13 - METRORail Shutdown & Traffic Change Memorial Day Weekend: Starting Friday, May 24 - Tuesday, May 28
5/15/13 - HOV/HOT Lane to Speed Weekend Roll to the Beach - Two or More Occupants or Toll for One Could Be Just the Ticket
5/15/13 - METRO Opens NW Freeway HOT Lane - Solo Drivers Can Pay Toll to Use US 290 HOV
5/10/13 - Severe Weather Affecting METRO Transit Services
5/8/13 - METRORail Shutdown & Traffic Change This Weekend Starting Friday, May 10 - Monday, May 13
5/1/13 - METRORail Announces Downtown Traffic & Rail ChangesFor Weekend Starting Fri., May 3 – Ending Mon., May 6
4/25/13 - Let METRO Real Time T.R.I.P. App Ease Your Commute - Technology Puts Transit & Route Information At Customers’ Fingertips
4/17/13 - Expanded METRORail Nearly 75% Complete- Media Tour to Spotlight Construction Progress on Three New Lines
4/10/13 - METRORail Downtown Traffic Changes Friday To Monday - Light-rail construction requires detours and traffic shifts April 12 through April 15
4/8/13 - Free METRORAIL Rides April 9 Celebrate 100 Million Boardings, New Train Roll-out
4/3/13 - FREE RIDES RECOGNIZE 100 MILLION - METRO Celebrates 100 Million Boardings and new Trains with Free METRORail Rides April 9
4/1/13 - Community Focused Workshops Seek Input On METROLift Services
3/29/13 - METRO Board Vote Paves Way To “Day Pass” - Funds approved to begin process for $3.00 extended fare service on METRO Q® Fare Card system
3/26/13 - Community Focused Workshops Seek Input On METROLift Services
3/8/13 - METRO Taking Transit To Another Level - Small Vehicle Launch Signals Big Boost for Bus Service
3/4/13 - METRO Can Ease Your Spring Break - Transit Options Make Family Outings Simpler
2/25/13 - METRO Celebrates Main Street Bridge Reopening - Drivers Have Direct Access To The Northside Via Downtown
2/22/13 - Main Street Bridge Opens Monday - Access To North Main Improved After Year Of Construction
2/21/13 - Main Street Bridge Opens Ahead Of Schedule - Access To North Main Improved After Year Of Construction
2/20/13 - Ride METRO To The Rodeo
2/19/13 - METRO Engages Schools In “Think Rail” Safety Program - Educational Curriculum And Video Combine For Important, Timely Safety Training
2/7/13 - NBA All-Star Game And Activities Bring Changes For METRO Bus Passengers This Weekend
2/7/13 - METRO Light-rail Awareness Gets A Boost From UH Jack J. Valenti Communication Students - Partnership Forged For Campus And Community Awareness Of Rail Expansion
2/7/13 - METRORail Service Change For Weekend Begins Feb. 8 - Service From DTC To UHD Suspended Friday Evening To Monday Morning
1/31/13 - METRORail Operator Paints The Town - Daniel Anguilu’s Murals Draw Attention To Houston Art And Artist
1/30/13 - No METRORail Service This Weekend - The Red Line To Close Friday Evening With Service Resuming Monday Morning
1/24/13 - METRORail Announces Downtown Traffic Changes For Weekend Of Friday, Jan. 25 – Monday, Jan. 28.
1/16/13 - METRORail Announces Downtown* Traffic Alterations For Friday, Jan. 18 – Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
*All businesses and residences will remain accessible