Community Engagement

METRO is actively involved in the Houston region, improving the quality of life for our community in a variety of ways:

  • Launching new services
  • Connecting record-breaking crowds to major events
  • Moving Houston’s transit into the future through METRONext
  • Virtual engagements with featured speakers on digital channels
  • Serving our community
  • Disaster relief efforts 
Community members engage with METRO representatives in front of METRO's promotional "Discover Bus"

Upcoming Events

METRO representatives are onsite at many community events throughout the year. This is another way you can interact with METRO to learn about programs and services, ask questions and provide feedback. When events are confirmed, a calendar listing will be posted here. If there are no current listings, please check back soon. We look forward to meeting you!


Near Northwest Management District National Night Out

National Night Out is a fun way to meet your neighbors and engage with local law enforcement as we work together to build a safer community. METRO representatives will be in attendance to share information about our services and safety. Step onboard METRO's Discovery Bus to learn more.


Third Ward National Night Out

National Night Out is a free, fun way to meet your neighbors and enjoy food, live music, games and giveaways while engaging with local law enforcement. Speak with METRO representatives to learn more about our services and METRORapid University Corridor Project updates.


10th Annual Tour de Northside and Northside Festival

This 10-mile bike ride is a unique experience that explores the growth and future of the Northside community by touring the streets and showing that the area is a great place to live, work and visit. Each year, the ride draws approximately 300 participants and over 40 partners and sponsors. This event promotes our Northside businesses, connectivity, infrastructure, the area’s image and bike safety.


Second Annual Northside Festival

The festival will bring together businesses, nonprofits, elected officials, first responders, students, residents and the UHD Campus Community to celebrate the Northside neighborhood. The event is free and features an art market, music, salsa tasting contest and more. Stop by the METRO tent to speak with representatives about services available in the area, fare discounts and exciting upcoming projects and improvements.


Wesley Community Center National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual event that promotes police-community partnerships to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. METRO representatives will be in attendance with information about our services and safety, as well as free games and giveaways.


Jensen Jubilee Community Festival

Attend this neighborhood festival to hear from guest speakers and enjoy plenty of family fun. Meet with METRO representatives for games and giveaways while learning exciting updates about METRONext projects.

*Free parking will be available at Imperial Banquet Hall - 3112 Parker Road, Houston, TX 77093.

We Care About Our Community

METRO is much more than just a transit services provider. We play an active role in the community, proudly partnering with other organizations to support strong neighborhoods, improve quality of life and give back to Houston-area residents. Here are just a few examples:

METROLift representative carrying water and a grocery bag alongside a METROLift paratransit van

During COVID-19, we partnered with the city of Houston's Food Access Program, led by the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities.

Employees and contractors for our paratransit service METROLift worked together to load boxes of shelf-stable goods, fresh produce and basic necessities onto METROLift vehicles. We then scheduled and executed deliveries of this food and water to hundreds of families in need.

Donations to the Houston Food Bank made the deliveries possible.

METRO bus operator walking alongside an American Red Cross representative outside a METRO bus during Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

During the 2017 storm, METRO moved 15,000 people into shelters, helped Red Cross supplies reach their destinations and provided transit for essential services.

"We would have not been able to get people to the various shelters without the help of METRO. We certainly appreciate them. They have gone over and above.”

- Sylvester Turner, City of Houston Mayor


Rider seated in a bus shelter looking down at their phone while waiting for a METRO bus along the 9 Gulfton / Holman route.

METRO, BikeHouston, Greater Northside Management and City of Houston District H partnered to clean up the METRO Cavalcade bike lane project from I-45 to Irvington Boulevard. The event was a huge success, allowing METRO to showcase our commitment to providing a variety of ways to connect to the system. The Cavalcade bike lane connects residents to the Red Line and numerous bus routes in the area.

Event participants were introduced to the new bike amenities, improvements including new ADA ramps, a buffered bike lane and safe pedestrian crossings along Cavalcade.

Santa Claus dressed a blue Santa outfit sitting next to a Christmas tree

The METRO Police Department's Blue Santa and his elves have delivered gifts, treats, hugs and smiles to people in need throughout our community.

This includes children who are undergoing medical treatment and families receiving grief counseling for the recent loss of a loved one.

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