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METRORail train and a METRO local bus intersect in downtown Houston.

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New Gulfton Murals Add Color and Culture to Commutes
New murals by three local artists recently appeared at METRO bus stops in Houston’s Gulfton community. The artists were commissioned by UpArt Studio, a Houston-based art collective that aims to transform public spaces into beautiful and engaging works of art.

A New Way to Ride with the Launch of METRO's ONE to Ride App
The ONE to Ride app is now here, and is an essential tool for METRO customers who want a convenient and stress-free commute!

METRO Offers Free Rides to Polls for 2024 Primary Election
METRO has again teamed up with the League of Women Voters to provide free rides to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, March 5, 2024.

METRO Careers: Making Buses Look New Again
Whether you’re looking for a new job opportunity or just starting your career journey, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas is always hiring!

Touchdown METRO! Transit Scores Big During CFP Championship
When the 2024 College Football Championship swept into Houston from Dec. 29 through Jan. 3, 2024, it wasn't just NRG stadium that shook with excitement. The entire city buzzed with anticipation as a tidal wave of fans eager for touchdowns, tailgates, and all the festivities that come with crowning a national champion arrived. And METRO was ready to deliver them to the heart of the action.

Two Decades on Track: METRORail Celebrates 20 Years
METRORail rolled into its 20th year in 2024, marking two decades of transforming the Houston landscape and connecting communities.

METRO Saddles Up for 2024 Rodeo Season
As the countdown to the 2024 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo begins, METRO prepares to move thousands of eventgoers.

METRO Takes a Stand Against Human Trafficking
The fight against human trafficking never stops, but there is a special, nationwide focus during the month of January, and METRO uses this time to help raise awareness and educate employees and others.

Take a Ride into the Future: METRO Unveils New Autonomous Shuttle and More Zero-Emission Vehicles
METRO is no longer just looking toward the future of transportation; it's actively shaping it. This month, the Authority, joined by local leaders, unveiled its all-new autonomous shuttle, FutureLink, and showcased its growing fleet of zero-emission electric vehicles.

METRO Bus Shelter Art Program Flourishes with New Aldine ISD Designs!
Student artists from Aldine ISD took center stage in December as part of a collaborative effort between METRO and the school district to bring color and creativity to bus stops.

METRO Celebrates 5,000 Universally Accessible Bus Stops
METRO commemorated a major milestone in the Authority's Universal Accessibility Initiative---the completion of 5,000 universally accessible bus stops out of 9,000.

Wrapping Joy: METRO Volunteers Bring Holiday Spirit to Area Kids
The spirit of giving was alive and well at the NRG Event Hall earlier this month. METRO employees, decked in Santa hats and smiles, gathered to wrap gifts for Navidad en el Barrio, a local charity that brings Christmas joy to underprivileged children in the city.

Guardian Angel on Wheels: METRO Bus Operator Helps Save Child from Traffic
In a selfless act of public service, METRO Bus Operator Vincent White emerged as a real-life hero, reacting swiftly to save a four-year-old girl from oncoming traffic.

METRO Bus Shelters Get an Upgrade
Many METRO customers will soon experience a more comfortable wait at their bus stop as the Authority continues to add hundreds of newly designed bus shelters across the region.

METRO Spreads Thanksgiving Cheer to Aldine-ISD Families
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, METRO employees came together to provide Thanksgiving dinner boxes to families at Garcia-Leza Primary School.

Soar Through Airport Travel with METRO
Traveling for the holidays? Let METRO do the driving so traffic and parking hassles don't dim the festive spirit.

Another Stride Forward: METRO Unveils Post Oak Road Pedestrian Bridge
METRO proudly unveiled the latest addition to its ever-expanding METRONext portfolio - the Post Oak Road Pedestrian Bridge, a shared-use path near the Northwest Transit Center.

Call of Duty: METRO Bus Operator & MPD Help Lost Girl Find Her Way Home
Thanks to the dedication and quick thinking of a METRO bus operator and the METRO Police Department (MPD), a lost little girl was safely reunited with her family.

METRO Invites Community to Shape Shared Vision on University Corridor
It’s not often someone gets to decide how to enhance the beauty of spaces that make up their community. But METRO has been inviting residents to share their opinions with a hands-on approach.

New Safety Initiative Aims to Prevent Crashes Along METRORail
METRO’s Safety Department has launched a pilot project to help prevent collisions caused by motorists turning in front of trains on the METRORail Red Line.

METRO Bike Share Initiative: Connecting Commuters, Enhancing Mobility
There is exciting news for METRO riders! On Sept. 28, METRO's Board of Directors approved an ambitious multi-year contract, paving the way for a groundbreaking bike share program.

METRO's Everyday Heroes: Meet Operator Marc Price
METRO Bus Operator Marc Price hopes that stories like his will resonate and help shine a spotlight on the great work all METRO operators do – often going above and beyond.

MPD Ready to Connect with Community at National Night Out Events
The METRO Police Department (MPD) is preparing to participate in various National Night Out events throughout the Houston area next week. MPD officers are eagerly looking forward to the opportunities to strengthen relationships with residents.

Beyhive Takes Over METRORail For Weekend Concert
Thousands of Beyonce fans chose METRO as their go-to transportation option during the RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR. Similar to other major events such as the Super Bowl, World Series, Final Four, and Houston Livestock Show and Rode, METRO provided a safe, reliable, and affordable ride for concertgoers.

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