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

Accessibility| May 7, 2014
We ask transit agency leaders about economic, social and political trends impacting their operations right now.

Houston METRO, Google partner for real-time info

Bus| April 29, 2014
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.
Bus| 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.
Rail| 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.
Government Issues| 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.
Rail| 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.
Rail| May 20, 2013

2013 Top Rail Project Profiles

As part of this year's Top Rail Projects feature, METRO focused on three projects in the works in Houston, Detroit and Tucson, Ariz.
Bus| 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.
University| 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.
Bus| 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.

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