Transit Centers

Downtown Transit Center Accessibility Improvements

Downtown Transit Center graphic

Downtown Transit Center (DTC) Upgrades Are Coming.

You deserve the best. As part of our commitment to a first-rate customer experience, we're making upgrades to the METRO Downtown Transit Center. Whether you walk, ride or roll, we’re making your trip easier.


When?

Phase 2: Monday, March 30 to approximately June 27 (estimated completion date)

Time: weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


What’s Happening?

New sidewalks and bus platforms, improved access ramps and braille signage are just some of the upgrades coming to METRO's DTC. The 16-year-old facility is getting a facelift to improve accessibility and overall customer experience.

The sidewalk on Travis between St. Joseph Parkway and Pierce will reopen as improvements continue. The bus routes currently located at Travis / Pierce will remain the same, and bus routes in Lane 3 will temporarily be relocated to three areas. Bus routes affected are:

  • 11 Almeda / Lyons Northbound / Southbound
  • 32 Renwick / San Felipe to Downtown
  • 51 Hardy-Kelley
  • 52 Hardy-Ley
  • 54 Scott
  • 82 Westheimer to Downtown
  • 222 Grand Parkway Outbound
  • 236 Maxey / Baytown Outbound
  • 283 Kuykendahl / Greenway-Uptown Outbound

This is illustrated in the image below.

Downtown Transit Center Map


Stay Informed

There will be additional phases to follow. The complete project is expected to last approximately eight months. As the project progresses, there are multiple ways to receive updates:

  • Visit this web page
  • Subscribe for free to receive METRO Service Alerts direct to your phone or email
  • View real-time service alerts on the RideMETRO app – everything you need to ride


For more information, please contact METRO Customer Service at 713-635-4000. Their hours of operation are:

Monday - Friday: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

 

Location

Downtown Transit Center
1900 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002

Transit centers are sheltered waiting areas located where several bus routes converge. They serve as efficient "hubs" to allow bus riders from various locations to assemble at a central point to take advantage of express trips or other route-to-route transfers. Our clean, safe and comfortable transit centers provide bus patrons with a wider selection of destinations through greater transfer opportunities, and provide their respective communities a permanent presence of transit service.