The different service types shown on the map include:
Red: “The Frequent Network” Local buses run every 15 minutes or better, at least 15 hours a day, 7 days a week, on major streets, serving neighborhoods, jobs, education, medical care, and retail. Whatever you want to do, whenever you want to do it, frequent local will get you there.
Blue: Local buses run every 16 to 30 minutes with many of the characteristics of the Frequent Network. These provide connections to many places in the METRO Service Area.
Green Routes: Local buses run every 31 to 60 minutes, at least 14 hours a day, 7 days a week, connecting more neighborhoods and other destinations to the network. Local buses connect to transit centers, frequent local buses, and rail.
Orange: Express services that run weekday peak hours only. Large segments of the route use the freeway to speed up their trip connecting people to jobs and activity centers like Downtown.
METRORail: Color coded by route name. Connect to major activity centers like Downtown, the Texas Medical Center, and major universities. Operates frequently, every 6 to 12 minutes, and fast, bypassing traffic by running in its own lane.
The METRO Service Area boundary is shown as a thin dashed purple line.
You can click on individual routes to get a popup with more details. When you click on a route, there is a link at the bottom of the popup that allows you to open a detailed overview of the route. At the bottom of the page are links to additional files you can download to review the draft network in greater detail.
While the map shows the base network, many routes will have higher frequency (meaning the buses
will come more often) during morning and afternoon peak periods when travel demands are
typically at their highest levels. There will also be periods in the late evening when demand on the
system is lower and buses may arrive less frequently than in the base period.
Click any of the following links to download maps and plan information. More project reports and
materials are available in Existing Conditions and Plan Materials.
Watch the video (starts at 2:23:00) and view the slides from the special board meeting presentation