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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.

MPD: A Passion to Serve and Protect
For METRO Police Department Officer Gregorio Montenegro, public service is a passion. Protecting and serving the public is top of mind for every police officer in the department, and safety has always been the Authority’s top priority. Learn more about the positive impacts MPD makes on the community each day.

METRO Mobilizes After Catastrophic Tornado
After an EF3 tornado ripped through southeast Houston and the surrounding communities of Pasadena and Deer Park, METRO jumped into action to provide aid and support to residents.

METRO Launches Lone Star College Connector
Lone Star College students at the Houston North Fallbrook campus have a new service to help them get to and from class on METRO.

No Dog Left Behind: METRO Employees Save Abandoned Pup
A 7-week-old puppy is on the road to recovery and a loving forever home after the intervention of some caring METRO employees.

Showcasing Arts in Transit
December was a big month for METRO’s Arts in Transit program, which kicked off with UP Art Studio’s “Big Walls, Big Dreams” mural festival.

Making Holiday Wishes Come True
This holiday season was a time for giving for employees in METRO's Operations Department. In December, they helped organize an adopt-a-school event, bringing Christmas joy to dozens of young students from Franklin Elementary in Houston's Greater East End neighborhood.

METRO Unveils New Digital Signs
METRO leadership and staff hosted a ribbon cutting at the Hiram Clarke Transit Center to commemorate the installation of the signs at more than one-third of the Authority’s transit centers.

METRO Celebrates Holiday in the Tre'
METRO joined the good times and holiday cheer at Emancipation Park’s annual Holiday in the Tre’ earlier this month. The free community event in Houston’s historic Third Ward neighborhood included live entertainment, giveaways, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a winter wonderland kids’ zone, and holiday tree lighting.

METRO Ready to Roll for World Series Parade
After the Astros defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 to win the 2022 MLB World Series, Houston fans were ready to celebrate the championship and METRO was ready to roll.

Philadelphia SEPTA Pays Up on World Series Wager
The Houston Astros World Series win over the Philadelphia Phillies in early November was a celebration for the city of Houston and a taste of sweet victory for METRO.

Enjoy Uptown Lights on the METRORapid Silver Line
Learn how you can get a front-row seat to Uptown Houston's spectacular holiday lights showcase on the METRORapid Silver Line.

Tell Us What You Think! Join METRO's Feedback Loop
METRO's mission is to provide safe, clean, reliable, accessible, and friendly public transportation. To meet these goals, it's essential that we listen to what our customers and our neighbors have to say. That's why we've created the METRO Feedback Loop

Paying Tribute to Josue
METRO unveils a new bus shelter at Northside High School memorializing the life and legacy of Josue Flores, a young boy who tragically lost his life while walking home from school in 2016.

MPD Officers Extend Hands of Hope to Man in Need
MPD Officers Brian McDonough, Jose Gonzalez, Noe Gonzalez, Brendon Hernandez, Julianna Moreno, and Alexis Carvajales were recognized at METRO's October Board meeting for their act of compassion and goodwill.

A Commitment to Accessibility for All
Transit serves as a lifeline for millions. METRO is focused on a future that provides a better, more accessible transit experience whether you walk, ride or roll. Learn more about the Authority's latest developments.

METRO Celebrates National Night Out
On October 4, National Night Out celebrated its 39th year of promoting camaraderie between officers and the communities they serve — and members of the METRO Police Department and Public Affairs team were out and ready to mingle.

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