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 3: Monday, May 25, 2020


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, St. Joseph Parkway, and Pierce remain open as improvements continue. The bus routes currently located at Travis/Pierce and Pierce/Main will remain, and bus routes in Lane 1 and Lane 2 will be temporarily be relocated. Bus routes affected are:

  • 6 Jensen / Greens
  • 11 Almeda / Lyons Northbound / Southbound
  • 32 Renwick / San Felipe to Downtown
  • 51 Hardy-Kelly
  • 52 Hardy-Ley
  • 54 Scott
  • 82 Westheimer to Downtown
  • 160 Memorial City Express
  • 161 Wilcrest Express
  • 162 Memorial Express
  • 222 Grand Parkway Outbound
  • 236 Maxey Road / Baytown Outbound
  • 283 Kuykendahl / Greenway-Uptown Outbound
  • METROLift


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.