With the Houston region's population expected to surpass 10 million by 2040, efficient transit options are essential to our success.

The Office of Innovation is guiding METRO into the future through the adoption of emerging technology and mobility services, from Wi-Fi connectivity on public transit to autonomous shuttles serving busy areas and more.

METRO autonomous vehicle driving along the Tiger Walk on the campus of Texas Southern University in Houston.

Successful Projects

The Office of Innovation is proud to have worked collaboratively with various METRO departments and community partners on a number of successful technology initiatives that have enhanced customer experience.

METRO autonomous shuttle on campus of Texas Southern University.

Autonomous Technology

We helped pilot autonomous vehicle and bus platooning technology.

METRO employee cleans inside of a METRORail train during COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Response

An innovation roadmap helped guide METRO's response to COVID-19.

Customers boarding METRO curb2curb shuttle.

METRO curb2curb

This on-demand service has expanded transit options for various Houston-area communities.

METRORapid Silver Line vehicles at Northwest Transit Center


We helped develop key elements of this unique service that looks like a bus but runs like rail.

Graphic design of a smartphone with METRO TRIP app icon on screen.

Personal Trip Guide

The TRIP app provides pulse vibrations that assist visually impaired customers during their trip.

Customer working on laptop computer onboard METRO Park & Ride bus.


METRO customers can drive less and do more by making use of free wi-fi onboard.

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