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Houston METRO adds 10 more MCI Commuter Coaches

Bus| June 7, 2016

The coaches are options from a contract initially awarded to MCI in 2014 and have an approximate total value of $6 million. Consistent with the contract, MCI delivered 95 coaches in 2014.

6 Ways High-Speed Rail Will Benefit Texas, Transportation Industry

| April 28, 2016

Ask commuters who drive between Houston and Dallas almost every day and see what they have to say. They are known as “super commuters” – the nearly 50, 000 people traveling back and forth between the two cities at least once a week. That number will increase as the growth in Texas continues to climb. Super commuters and other drivers want another solution to Texas’ traffic-clogged highways. Enter the Texas Central high-speed rail project...

Management & Operations| March 29, 2016

Boyce named GM for Ben Franklin Transit

Was chosen through a multi-month process of candidate recruitment; qualifications review; and board, staff and community stakeholder interviews.

Management & Operations| March 1, 2016

GlobeSherpa, Houston METRO launch mobile ticketing app

The new METRO Q Mobile Ticketing app allows Houston residents and visitors to purchase mobile tickets for METRO bus and METRORail and use them directly from their smartphone.

Management & Operations| February 8, 2016

First Transit wins Houston METRO paratransit services contract

Randy Hendrickson, a transportation professional with more than 20 years of experience, will serve as First Transit’s GM for the METROLift paratransit services.

Management & Operations| February 4, 2016

Houston Metro implements callboxes to ensure on-time performance

The 62 callboxes allow direct, real-time communication between driver and maintenance personnel, therefore streamlining the morning and afternoon “pullout.”

Security and Safety | December 18, 2015

Houston Metro campaign to fight back against bus operator assaults

The campaign, including signs and posters that say “Respect is Mutual,” follows a 73% increase in assaults on operators this year compared to 2014.

Accessibility| November 30, 2015

Houston Metro to hike paratransit rates for first time since 1991

To offset the fare increase, Metro says it will let MetroLift customers use the fixed-route buses for free.

Management & Operations| October 5, 2015

New Rail, Revamped Bus Network Drives Houston Metro’s Success

Houston Metro’s revamped bus network includes additional weekend services, extended weekday hours and improved frequencies on popular routes — all without adding any operational costs. The agency was named APTA’s Outstanding Public Transit System, carrying more than 20 million passengers per year.

Accessibility| July 27, 2015

Houston Metro votes to not completely privatize paratransit services

Board also approved 66-month contracts with two companies to provide drivers — and in some cases, vehicles — to transport disabled and elderly riders.

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