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Capital Metro steps up to rescue those impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Accessibility| September 1, 2017

The agency was able to send five vehicles for the transport of 10 wheelchair passengers from a medical facility in Corpus Christi, Texas to a shelter in San Antonio. They are also offering free passes and travel training to those people that are in shelters in Austin.

Exclusive: Houston METRO gives Hurricane Harvey service update

Management & Operations| August 31, 2017

The agency was able to get about 20 bus routes back on line today along with a portion of its rail, according to a spokesperson.

Security and Safety | May 16, 2017

Houston Metro releases video of near-miss on light rail system

Posted the video of the October 2016 incident on YouTube along with a message urging parents to “talk to your kids about rail safety.”

Security and Safety | March 14, 2017

Houston Metro pledges safety improvements along light rail system

The safety message comes as Metro finds itself atop a dubious list as the light rail system with the nation's most collisions.

Management & Operations| February 2, 2017

USSC Group announces passing of Jesse Broussard

He was a sr. sales consultant for USSC since 1995. Though many in the industry would consider him family, Broussard was especially close to those at the USSC Group.

Bus| January 26, 2017

Houston METRO awards MCI 3-year contract for up to 169 coaches

The contract has an approximate total value of $84 million. The 169 coaches from this order were included in New Flyer’s fourth quarter backlog and orders press release announced on Jan. 11, 2017.

Bus| January 9, 2017

New Flyer to deliver 100 Xcelsior buses to Houston METRO

The contract for this new order of XD40’s is valued at approximately $46.8 million and will be used to replace some of METRO’s transit buses that have reached the end of their useful life. Delivery of these buses is planned for 2018.

Bus| October 11, 2016

Nova announces 2 major orders for San Antonio VIA, Houston Metro

The buses will be manufactured in Plattsburgh, state of New York, and the delivery of the vehicles has already begun in Houston.

Accessibility| October 10, 2016

New Houston Metro pilot increases access for paratransit riders

Set to launch in January, the program will allow those riders that use MetroLift paratransit buses to ride those buses to a transit center and then transfer to a regular fixed-route bus

July 19, 2016

Key Takeaways on Mass Transit Safety, Risk Management

The RMS occurred last month in Albany, N.Y. and it was a truly remarkable learning experience for those in attendance. The RMS serves as a one-of-a-kind event that brings together transit risk management professionals from all across the country to focus on key topics related to safety, risk management, planning and prevention.

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