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METRORapid Gets the Green Light to Transform Transportation in Gulfton
In a move set to transform transportation in the Gulfton community, Houston METRO's Board of Directors passed a resolution approving a preferred route for a planned METRORapid extension. METRO said it carefully considered the community's needs and the project's potential benefits.

METRO Amps Up Efforts to Create Better Bus Stops
A major element of the METRONext Moving Forward Plan is a dedicated focus on improving bus shelters, which helps enhance convenience and comfort.

METRO Rededicates Art Installation by Renowned Artist Floyd Newsum
METRO hosted a rededication ceremony in August to celebrate the sculpture and reveal a new plaque, as well as a new location.

METRO and Local Leaders Commemorate Park & Ride Funding Secured by U.S. Rep. Al Green
Earlier this month, METRO leadership, Missouri City officials, and executives from NewQuest Properties joined U.S. Representative Al Green to celebrate $5 million in federal funding secured by the congressman for METRO's new Missouri City Park & Ride. .

Meet Dante, the METRO Kid!
While growing up, Dante Arceneaux spent many weekends traveling around Houston with his beloved grandmother on METRO. Today, METRO still plays a significant role in his everyday life. 

New METRO Bus Shelters Pay Tribute to Independence Heights' Rich History
On June 30, METRO helped unveil the first four of dozens of new bus shelters designed in collaboration with the Independence Heights neighborhood.

METRO Introduces New Urban Design Page
This resource provides comprehensive information about urban design principles and practices and shows how taking a people-first approach to transportation can help improve quality of life, reduce traffic congestion, and create more equitable communities for everyone.

METRO Offers Half-Price Fares to Students
As a student, you probably know that your schedule can be very tight and your budget even tighter. Fortunately, METRO has you covered with half-priced fares throughout the school year.

Discover Your Future at METRO: Explore Our Newly Revamped Careers Page!
METRO's newly revamped careers page is here! The redesign provides job seekers with a more comprehensive and user-friendly platform to browse and apply for job openings.

Students Visit METRO to Learn About Careers of the Future
Students participating in San Jacinto College’s National Summer Transportation Institute program explore potential careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

METRO Celebrates Juneteenth
METRO employees celebrated Juneteenth at the annual Family Fun Day at Emancipation Park in Third Ward and the parade in Acres Homes.

METRO Takes Additional Steps to Achieve Climate Action Goals
METRO has been working tirelessly to make its climate action plan a reality. The plan, adopted in early 2022, aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.

METRO and Local Schools Team Up to Create Art That Moves People
METRO's student-designed bus shelter program is on a roll! On May 24, 2023, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the new shelter artwork at a stop near Kashmere High School(Open external link) in the Houston Independent School District. Later that same day, winning designs were announced for METRO bus shelters near five campuses in the Aldine Independent School District.

Summer is Here, and So Are Free Rides For Students!
METRO's popular free rides program for students is back for another summer season.

METRO Celebrates Cinco de Mayo
Outreach events highlight the importance of community engagement for the Authority as it continues to cultivate successful community partnerships centered on trust, communication, and collaboration.

METRO Joins National Call to Action to End Roadway Deaths
This month, METRO made headlines after it announced that it joined a new U.S. Department of Transportation initiative to reduce U.S. traffic deaths. The Authority’s response to the call to action caught the attention of a local news network.

METRO and Local Schools Team Up to Create Art That Moves People
The humble bus shelter is often overlooked as a small detail in the larger community landscape. However, a recent collaborative partnership between METRO and local schools is proving that shelters are an essential part of the local fabric.

TIRR Honors METRO for its Commitment to Accessible Transit
To express their appreciation, executives from the medical rehabilitation and research facility personally delivered the hospital’s Community Partner Award to the Authority.

METRO Debuts First Zero-Emission Bus at Mayor Turner’s Earth Day Event
METRO used the holiday this year to debut a zero-emissions bus at the Earth Day HTX Festival. It is the first to arrive of forty that have been purchased by the Authority.

METRO Employees Bring Egg-cellent Easter Celebration to Elementary School
“It’s just our way to give back to the community,” said METRO Fallbrook Transportation Superintendent Gillian Pugh.

METRORail Free Rides are a Slam Dunk for Final Four Fun
The Final Four is just around the corner, and for the fourth time in 12 years, Houston will again be the epicenter of it all. Whether you’re headed to a game or other family-friendly offerings like the March Madness Music Festival at Discovery Green or the Men's Final Four Fan Fest at the George R. Brown Convention Center, METRO will help you get where you need to go.

METRO's Busiest Route One Step Closer to BOOST Transformation
The road ahead looks clear and bright for METRO’s most popular local bus route. The corridor is one step closer to a BOOST transformation that will bring enhanced infrastructure and service improvements, providing customers with a better walk, a better stop, and a better ride.

A Hero Among Us: METRO Operator Helps Injured Carjacking Victim
“My job is to get people from point A to point B and to get them there as safely as possible,” said METRO Bus Operator Debbie Ramos. “If it means going the extra step by helping them in a crisis, that’s just part of my job. That’s what I do.”

Careers Into Gear: U.S. Labor Secretary Tours METRO Apprenticeship Facility
METRO staff, along with labor leaders welcomed U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, Deputy Secretary Julie Su, and White House National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi and gave the delegation from Washington, D.C. a first-hand look at the Authority’s apprenticeship facility.

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