Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston Metro)

Houston, TX 77002

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1900 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
http://www.ridemetro.org/
713.635.4000

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The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) is the Houston region’s largest public transit provider, offering safe, reliable and affordable transportation services about 370,000 times per day.

Products and Press Releases

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ADA Related Products

Houston Metro celebrates completion of 5,000 universally accessible bus stops

Dec. 21, 2023
Through Houston Metro's Universal Accessibility Initiative, 5,000 bus stops have been established throughout the area with wider sidewalks, wheelchair ramps, larger bus pads and...
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Management

Houston Metro honors retiring Tom Lambert

Dec. 18, 2023
The Houston Metro Board of Directors recognized Lambert with a proclamation that highlighted his advocacy for enhanced customer experience, his commitment to public safety and...
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Autonomous Vehicles

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County celebrates recent transit innovation

Dec. 15, 2023
METRO celebrated its all-new autonomous shuttle and provided an update on the agency's recent move toward zero-emissions vehicles.
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Infrastructure

FTA approves environmental review for Houston Metro’s METRORapid University Corridor Project

Dec. 7, 2023
The 25-mile BRT line that will connect Westchase Park & Ride and Tidwell Transit Center will enter its engineering phase in early 2024.
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Shelters, Benches and Equipment

Houston Metro advances shelter installations

Nov. 6, 2023
The first installations will focus on stops without shelters and then move on to replacing older shelters later in the process; the authority plans on installing 2,000 shelters...
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Jacobs to partner with Houston Metro as owner's advisor for Joint Development and Transit Oriented Development program

Oct. 26, 2023
The Joint Development and Transit Oriented Development program aims to improve transit experience and connectivity for Houston Metro's community.
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Shelters, Benches and Equipment

Houston Metro celebrates improved bus stop on S. MacGregor Way and South Freeway in Third Ward

Oct. 6, 2023
After receiving feedback about the bus stop's condition, Rep. Jolanda Jones contacted Houston Metro to make updates to the shelter, which included the addition of a new shelter...
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Gas, Diesel, CNG & LNG

New Flyer awarded two-year contract by Houston Metro

Oct. 6, 2023
The new high-performance 160 Xcelsior® 40-foot clean-diesel transit buses will replace end-of-life vehicles in Houston Metro’s fleet and provide an enhanced passenger experience...
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Bicycle & Scooter Sharing

A new bike share program is coming to the Houston Metro community

Sept. 29, 2023
The bike share program is set to debut summer of 2024 featuring 140 E-bikes at 20 solar-ready stations near transit hubs.
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Management

Houston Metro awarded $5 million for Missouri City Park & Ride

Aug. 7, 2023
The $5 million grant will go into to bringing about safe and effective connections and mobility solutions for a growing population in the Houston Metro service area.

Articles & News

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Tom Lambert, inset, will retire as president and CEO of Houston Metro at the end of 2023.
Management

Houston Metro’s Lambert retiring at the end of 2023

Lambert has been with Houston Metro since 1979 and is the agency’s longest serving president and CEO.
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An Aerial view of Houston METRO’s Northwest Transit Center.
Facilities

Houston METRO Transforms Aging Transit Hub into Flagship Facility

March 23, 2021
Northwest Transit Center becomes gold standard for mobility, accessibility and user experience.
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Houston’s METRORapid Silver Line opens for service

Aug. 24, 2020
The five-mile, 10-stop BRT is the first of many planned to enhance transit options in Houston.
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Management

Transit agency leaders, APTA press urgent need for additional Congressional funding

July 29, 2020
The group says more emergency stimulus funding is needed to avert a ‘looming financial calamity.’

Videos & Resources

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Safety & Security

MetroRail Employee Pulls Two People From Burning Car

Dec. 14, 2017
A surveillance camera captured Leang "Terry" Ear 's heroic actions that helped save two car crash victims.
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Mass Transit Weekly Update 6/3/2016

June 3, 2016
This week's update features videos from the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), The Rapid, Metropolitan Tranist Authority of Harris County (Metro), Valley Metro and the California...

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Signage and Displays

Houston Metro signs new $26 million contract with GMV to expand its digital signage project

July 27, 2023
The contract calls for GMV to implement a cloud-hosted content management system and provide installation, maintenance and support for Houston Metro’s growing digital signage ...
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Houston Metro to partner with childcare platform TOOTRiS

June 6, 2023
As a part of a focus on the parents in Haris County Metro's employment, they have given their employees access to TOOTRiS to make sure parents have access to childcare at all ...
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U.S. leaders take tour of Houston Metro’s Kashmere Bus Operations Facility

March 2, 2023
U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and other labor leaders toured a Houston Metro training facility and got a first-hand look at the authority's first electric bus.
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Houston Metro and Lone Star college launch new pilot service for Lone Star College-Houston North Fallbrook campus

Jan. 30, 2023
The Lone Star Connector runs six and a half miles near the campus, improving student’s and faculty's commute and providing important connections to three local bus routes.
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Houston Metro introduces first of 14 new fourth generation light-rail vehicles

Dec. 19, 2022
The new vehicles seating plan and nearly four feet of aisle space allow easier flow through the car and better accommodates wheelchairs, strollers, and passengers with bicycles...
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(L-R) Houston Metro President & CEO Tom Lambert, Board Member Diann Lewter, Homer Clark (Board Chair, 5 Corners Improvement District), Houston Metro Board Chair Sanjay Ramabhadran, LeRon Wilson (Administrator, Hiram Clarke Fort Bend Redevelopment Authority) and Ted Andrews (Board Chair, Hiram Clarke Fort Bend Redevelopment Authority).
Signage and Displays

Houston Metro outfits Hiram Clarke Transit Center with new digital signage

Dec. 9, 2022
The signs display real-time bus information, rider alerts and public service announcements.
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Vehicles

Perrone Robotics partners with Houston Metro as awardee in provisioning autonomy for ‘Houston Metro Shuttle of the Future’

Perrone will be outfitting the Zeus 400, a mid-size body-on-chassis shuttle bus from Phoenix Motorcars.
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Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Houston Metro installs meaningful community art at transit facilities

Nov. 23, 2022
With the help of artists commissioned by Houston’s UP Art Studio, more than a dozen new murals were painted at four transit-oriented sites.
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Fare Collection Equipment

Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County expands regional fare system

The agency has tapped INIT with an order for Ticket Vending Machines (TVM) and EMV-capable fare validators.