Questions & Answers: Riding METRO

On this page, you can get answers to common questions about riding METRO, all in one place.

The Basics

It’s a rideshare service that allows commuters who share similar travel patterns to lease a van or SUV on a month-to-month basis so they can ride to and from work together. This is especially helpful for riders who live in areas where METRO bus service isn’t available.

METRO Star Vanpool operates in eight counties: Harris, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller.

Because you would save money on gas, tolls, maintenance and other commuting costs. This can add up to thousands of dollars in savings every year.

The van travels in high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes on the major freeways, avoiding stop-and-go traffic and reducing travel time.

And because driving responsibilities are shared, vanpoolers can enjoy more time relaxing during a stress-free commute.

Contact us at 713-224-RIDE or email

You can also find our more by visiting our METRO Star Vanpool partners page

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