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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.


May 6, 2013

Houston launches trip planning app

Features include locations of bus routes and rail lines close to riders’ locations, information on scheduled and real time bus and rail arrivals, and suggestions for convenient trip routes based on arrival time, transfers and/or walking distance.


February 15, 2013

Houston Metro, U. of Houston partner on light rail campaign

Metro asked students to focus their efforts on campaign and research projects designed to strengthen the relationship between the transit system and the university, increase public awareness of light rail, and encourage student and faculty support for more than 500 businesses located along the North, East End and Southeast lines.


January 30, 2013

Houston Metro retains First Transit

New contract will be for five years with two one-year options and takes effect Feb. 1, 2013.


December 24, 2012

Greanias resigns from Houston Metro

Executive VP Thomas C. Lambert will serve as interim executive for the organization.


November 20, 2012

Houston Metro to receive Nova artics

The order will be assembled at Nova Bus’ plant in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Nova Bus is part of the Volvo Group, which employs approximately 12,000 workers in the U.S. in seven production facilities.


October 17, 2012

Houston Metro unveils Siemens light railcar

Unit 201 will roll into service as the first of a new generation of Houston light railcars dubbed H2s. Nineteen of the H2s will join the current 18-member, nine-year-old MetroRail LRVs over the next year and a half. The S70 LRV is electrically powered from an catenary system and carries about 200 passengers per car.


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