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METRO Assists with Relief Efforts in Wake of Devastating Storm
METRO emerged as a key player in recovery efforts following the Derecho storm that caused widespread damage across the Houston region.

METRO Operator Takes on National Bus Roadeo
METRO Bus Operator Gilberto Torrez competes in the American Public Transportation Association’s 2024 International Bus Roadeo in Portland, Oregon.

METRO Celebrates Cinco de Mayo!
METRO staff and volunteers joined the vibrant celebration at the annual Cinco de Mayo parade in downtown Houston, hosted by LULAC District 8.

METRO Promotes Sustainable Commuting at Chevron Bike Fair
METRO's Public Engagement and Client Services team took part in the Chevron Bike Fair in downtown Houston, showcasing the integration of biking and public transportation.

Alief Students Shine in METRO's Bus Shelter Art Initiative
METRO's Student Bus Shelter Art initiative is transforming bus stops into vibrant canvases celebrating student creativity and community pride. The Alief Independent School District unveiled four winning designs in April that will be placed on shelters near Elsik, Hastings, Kerr, and Taylor High Schools.

METRO Welcomes New Board Members
As the governing body of the largest transit provider in the state, Houston METRO's Board of Directors plays a crucial role in ensuring the public transportation system remains a safe, clean, reliable, and accessible mode of travel throughout the region.

BOOSTing Transit: Work Begins on METRO's 82 Westheimer Corridor
The initial phase of the BOOST 82 Westheimer project has started, in conjunction with the city of Houston, along a 6-mile stretch between downtown and Loop 610.

Rail Shutdowns Allow METRO to Improve Safety
Monitoring the condition of the rail and replacing components according to their expiration date prevents unplanned closures and ensures the safety of passengers and employees.

She Can Do It! Celebrating METRO’s Maintenance Mavens
During Women's History Month, METRO is proud to spotlight the remarkable female transit workers who are essential to keeping our region moving. Women are not just making significant contributions to the public transportation system; they are also breaking barriers and defying norms in traditionally male-dominated roles.

METRO and HFD: Partners in Emergency Preparedness
Learn how a longstanding partnership between METRO and the Houston Fire Department is crucial to helping anyone involved in an incident, as well as protecting the broader community.

Houston Traffic Woes: METRO Podcast Dives Deep Into Congestion
The latest data from TomTom confirms our shared experience, revealing that we lose a significant chunk of time during rush hours, and the situation may only get worse in the coming years.

Join METRO's Feedback Loop: Take Surveys. Win Prizes.
Participate in the METRO Feedback Loop to share your perspective on routes, schedules, projects, accessibility, and more.

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.

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