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October 14, 2014

APTA Expo takes off in Houston, spotlights city’s transit transformation

The General Session kicked off Monday morning in the George R. Brown Convention Center as APTA welcomed the crowd to a city undergoing a transportation renaissance. Speakers emphasized the transformation happening in public transit across the U.S., with exponential ridership growth and the challenge to gain a stable funding source to plan so many in-demand projects.


October 14, 2014

Houston's light rail expansion moves forward with Purple Line

Also known as the Southeast Corridor line, the 6.6-mile, 10-station Purple Line begins downtown and travels southeast along Capitol and Rusk to the Palm Center near MLK and Griggs.


October 13, 2014

Houston Metro: A Story of Innovation, Evolution

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is an example of what can be achieved when vendor and customer work together as a team. The partnership began over 10 years ago in 2003 with an Integrated Vehicle Operations Management System (IVOMS) for Metro’s 1,000-plus fleet.


October 13, 2014

Houston's Metro boosting rail, revamping bus network

METRO spoke with Metro’s President/CEO Thomas C. Lambert about his journey from police officer to head of a public transportation system as well as the success the agency has experienced over the last several years and EXPO.


May 7, 2014

Question of the day: What is the most urgent trend affecting your operation today?

We ask transit agency leaders about economic, social and political trends impacting their operations right now.


April 29, 2014

Houston METRO, Google partner for real-time info

About 77% of its bus fleet is currently equipped with the hardware to provide real-time bus information. The agency is working to bring the remainder of the fleet online.


March 31, 2014

Houston METRO awards MCI 95-coach contract

Will be equipped with wheelchair lifts; 55 forward-facing seats with individual overhead LED reading lights and airflow controls; and parcel racks.


February 19, 2014

Houston Metro rail line ridership exceeds projections

Since its launch in December, the North Line has surpassed ridership projections by 62%. In January, its first full month of service, the rail line averaged 4,200 weekday boardings, 1,600 more than what is forecasted to be the average daily ridership by the end of the 2014 fiscal year.


December 23, 2013

Houston Metro launches light rail extension

Agency estimates nearly 1,800 jobs have been created during construction of the two new light rail lines.


August 14, 2013

Feds award Houston Metro $189M for light rail

The transit system will spend the money completing the 5.3 mile North/Red Line extension and the 6.6 mile-Southeast/Purple Line.


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