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Latest Newsletters

Another Stride Forward: METRO Unveils Post Oak Road Pedestrian Bridge
METRO proudly unveiled the latest addition to its ever-expanding METRONext portfolio - the Post Oak Road Pedestrian Bridge, a shared-use path near the Northwest Transit Center.

Call of Duty: METRO Bus Operator & MPD Help Lost Girl Find Her Way Home
Thanks to the dedication and quick thinking of a METRO bus operator and the METRO Police Department (MPD), a lost little girl was safely reunited with her family.

METRO Invites Community to Shape Shared Vision on University Corridor
It’s not often someone gets to decide how to enhance the beauty of spaces that make up their community. But METRO has been inviting residents to share their opinions with a hands-on approach.

New Safety Initiative Aims to Prevent Crashes Along METRORail
METRO’s Safety Department has launched a pilot project to help prevent collisions caused by motorists turning in front of trains on the METRORail Red Line.

METRO Bike Share Initiative: Connecting Commuters, Enhancing Mobility
There is exciting news for METRO riders! On Sept. 28, METRO's Board of Directors approved an ambitious multi-year contract, paving the way for a groundbreaking bike share program.

METRO's Everyday Heroes: Meet Operator Marc Price
METRO Bus Operator Marc Price hopes that stories like his will resonate and help shine a spotlight on the great work all METRO operators do – often going above and beyond.

MPD Ready to Connect with Community at National Night Out Events
The METRO Police Department (MPD) is preparing to participate in various National Night Out events throughout the Houston area next week. MPD officers are eagerly looking forward to the opportunities to strengthen relationships with residents.

Beyhive Takes Over METRORail For Weekend Concert
Thousands of Beyonce fans chose METRO as their go-to transportation option during the RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR. Similar to other major events such as the Super Bowl, World Series, Final Four, and Houston Livestock Show and Rode, METRO provided a safe, reliable, and affordable ride for concertgoers.

METRORapid Gets the Green Light to Transform Transportation in Gulfton
In a move set to transform transportation in the Gulfton community, Houston METRO's Board of Directors passed a resolution approving a preferred route for a planned METRORapid extension. METRO said it carefully considered the community's needs and the project's potential benefits.

METRO Amps Up Efforts to Create Better Bus Stops
A major element of the METRONext Moving Forward Plan is a dedicated focus on improving bus shelters, which helps enhance convenience and comfort.

METRO Rededicates Art Installation by Renowned Artist Floyd Newsum
METRO hosted a rededication ceremony in August to celebrate the sculpture and reveal a new plaque, as well as a new location.

METRO and Local Leaders Commemorate Park & Ride Funding Secured by U.S. Rep. Al Green
Earlier this month, METRO leadership, Missouri City officials, and executives from NewQuest Properties joined U.S. Representative Al Green to celebrate $5 million in federal funding secured by the congressman for METRO's new Missouri City Park &Ride.

Meet Dante, the METRO Kid!
While growing up, Dante Arceneaux spent many weekends traveling around Houston with his beloved grandmother on METRO. Today, METRO still plays a significant role in his everyday life. 

New METRO Bus Shelters Pay Tribute to Independence Heights' Rich History
On June 30, METRO helped unveil the first four of dozens of new bus shelters designed in collaboration with the Independence Heights neighborhood.

METRO Introduces New Urban Design Page
This resource provides comprehensive information about urban design principles and practices and shows how taking a people-first approach to transportation can help improve quality of life, reduce traffic congestion, and create more equitable communities for everyone.

METRO Offers Half-Price Fares to Students
As a student, you probably know that your schedule can be very tight and your budget even tighter. Fortunately, METRO has you covered with half-priced fares throughout the school year.

Discover Your Future at METRO: Explore Our Newly Revamped Careers Page!
METRO's newly revamped careers page is here! The redesign provides job seekers with a more comprehensive and user-friendly platform to browse and apply for job openings.

Students Visit METRO to Learn About Careers of the Future
Students participating in San Jacinto College’s National Summer Transportation Institute program explore potential careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

METRO Celebrates Juneteenth
METRO employees celebrated Juneteenth at the annual Family Fun Day at Emancipation Park in Third Ward and the parade in Acres Homes.

METRO Takes Additional Steps to Achieve Climate Action Goals
METRO has been working tirelessly to make its climate action plan a reality. The plan, adopted in early 2022, aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.

METRO and Local Schools Team Up to Create Art That Moves People
METRO's student-designed bus shelter program is on a roll! On May 24, 2023, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the new shelter artwork at a stop near Kashmere High School(Open external link) in the Houston Independent School District. Later that same day, winning designs were announced for METRO bus shelters near five campuses in the Aldine Independent School District.

Summer is Here, and So Are Free Rides For Students!
METRO's popular free rides program for students is back for another summer season.

METRO Celebrates Cinco de Mayo
Outreach events highlight the importance of community engagement for the Authority as it continues to cultivate successful community partnerships centered on trust, communication, and collaboration.

METRO Joins National Call to Action to End Roadway Deaths
This month, METRO made headlines after it announced that it joined a new U.S. Department of Transportation initiative to reduce U.S. traffic deaths. The Authority’s response to the call to action caught the attention of a local news network.

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