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Survey: Growing support for transit in Houston

Management & Operations| January 8, 2013
A growing number of people say they want to live within walking distance of work and shopping. The results signify an impending shift in the transportation habits of one of the nation's most car-centric cities.

Greanias resigns from Houston Metro

Bus| December 24, 2012
Executive VP Thomas C. Lambert will serve as interim executive for the organization.
Bus| 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.
Rail| November 15, 2012

How to Prepare Passenger Rail Service for Special Events

Crowd control, ticketing and providing timely service can become challenging in the midst of large events. Establishing a command center, deploying volunteers and conducting outreach through the media can help.

Rail| 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.
University| August 20, 2012

Transit grant to make U. of Houston more accessible

The $188 million grant, providing funding for the new North and Southeast lines to connect the university’s main campus with the Energy Research Park pathway. UH will build a new transit center, which will house Hertz Connect cars, a Metrorail train station, a UH shuttle stop and possibly a bike sharing program.
Rail| August 15, 2012

Houston Metro targets worker safety during high temps

MetroRail and contractor Houston Rapid Transit are chilling 9,000 pounds of ice each day to make sure crews stay cool enough to work during the season’s high temperatures. Crews are given regular training to prevent and recognize heat illness and instructed to be aware of and limit disturbance to the community during early hours.
Rail| August 6, 2012

U. of Houston, Metro, settle rail line differences

The transit agency agreed to pay $1.5 million to take the steps included in the agreement, including provide an alternative access road to ease potential problems.
Bus| July 16, 2012

Trapeze to equip Houston Metro

Will provide Enterprise Asset Management technology to manage right-of-way, including inspections, defect recording and repair of rail track, signals, switches, catenary, and electric traction.
Rail| July 11, 2012

Harsco lands Houston light rail contract extension

Will refurbish the historic Main Street Bridge in Houston. The work is part of a major expansion of the light rail line from Houston’s city center, adding nearly 30 miles of track to the existing Main Street line.

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