METRORapid

A METRONext Moving Forward Plan investment

Looks like a bus. Runs like rail.


The METRONext Moving Forward Plan includes the introduction of METRORapid, which combines elements of light rail and bus to deliver faster connections and a convenient ride. While others are waiting at a traffic light, METRORapid keeps you moving.

This environmentally-friendly bus rapid transit service features:

  • Modern design offering 100% accessibility, with wider doorways and level boarding
  • Stations and platforms like rail
  • Dedicated, bus-only lane to move through traffic
  • Bus-friendly traffic signals

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Riders exiting METRORapid vehicle on level platform at METRORapid station along Silver Line route in Uptown Houston.

Now In Service

Dedicated bus-only lane running along Post Oak Blvd. in both directions, shot at dusk.

METRORapid Silver Line

The first METRORapid route in the METRORapid Silver Line (Route 433). It runs along Post Oak Blvd. connecting uptown Houston to two major transit centers, where additional service is available to other areas of the Houston region.

Current Projects

METRORapid vehicle pulling in to Northwest Transit Center

Inner Katy Corridor Project

The Inner Katy Corridor Project will result in the second METRORapid route - running along I-10 (Katy Freeway), between the Northwest Transit Center (at the junction of I-10 West and I-610) and the Convention District area in downtown Houston.

Rider exiting METRORapid vehicle

University Corridor Project

The University Corridor Project begins at the Westchase Park & Ride near the intersection of the Westpark Tollway and the Sam Houston Tollway. It ends at Tidwell Transit Center (pictured), near the intersection of Tidwell Road and U.S. Highway 59.

Man exiting the METRORapid Silver Line.

Gulfton Corridor Project

The Gulfton Corridor Project connects the southwest communities of Gulfton and Sharpstown to activity centers, education and employment opportunities in Uptown/Galleria. It offers expanded access to transfer opportunities at the Westpark / Lower Uptown Transit Center and the Northwest Transit Center.

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