Get On Board New Bus Network with METRO Board and President/CEO
Historic Service Change Starts Aug. 16, 2015
WHAT: Members of the media are invited to go along for the ride when METRO begins an exciting new chapter in public transportation for our region. METRO Board members and the president & CEO will be among the first to travel METRO’s New Bus Network, beginning Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. This new network forever transforms how people get around, by offering simpler, more frequent routes with better connections and weekend service.
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, 9 a.m.
WHERE: METRO’s Downtown Transit Center, 1900 Main, Houston, Texas 77002
Also beginning Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, patrons can get information at their fingertips with METRO’s Next Bus Arrival Texting. Simply text the bus number to a short code and get a text back with bus arrivals in real time or scheduled time.
Linking you to more destinations. METRO’s New Bus Network improves trips to key activity centers throughout the region and offers the flexibility for growth.
We’re ready for the weekend. Frequent weekend service gives you more freedom to go where you want, when you want- seven days a week.
Simpler routes. We’re simplifying our routes with improved connections and fewer branches.
Better connections. With routes that work together, the system gives you more connections to destinations in our region.
A sustainable system. We’ve created a network that not only serves our community today, but anticipates the possibility of expansion into tomorrow.
A bus network linking people and places. The frequent bus network connects more than one million people to one million jobs, with shorter wait times for buses.
lt’s all about you. We want to make these improvements to give you the best transit service possible. The most important part of this plan Is YOU.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) is the region’s largest public transit provider, offering safe, reliable and affordable transportation services about 370,000 times per day. METRO operates more than 1,200 buses, and METRO’s New Bus Network is coming August, 2015. For a good picture of where we are headed see our new system map. METRO’s expanded light-rail system includes the Red Line (Main Street and Northline extension), Green Line (East End) and Purple Line (Southeast). Other METRO services include: Star Vanpool, METROLift, HOV lanes, HOT lanes, Bikes-on-Buses/Trains program, Park & Ride, and road improvement projects. Learn more about METRO by visiting ridemetro.org where you can download information about our T.R.I.P. app and our interactive rider tool METRO 360 [take a seat].
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