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Houston Metro Police names new chief

Bus| May 4, 2011
Victor Rodriguez started his career with the Houston Police Department in 1985. He currently leads its North Division, overseeing a force of more than 300 sworn officers.

Houston Metro selects MV for paratransit services

Accessibility| April 29, 2011
Under the terms of the new four year agreement, will provide management, maintenance and operations for METROLift, which serves Houston and the surrounding areas.
Accessibility| April 20, 2011

MJM to provide fare, data collection for Houston-based paratransit

The RIDES program provides non-emergency transportation services to the elderly, individuals with disabilities as well as low-income residents of Harris County who are unable to access traditional Houston Metro services.
Rail| April 6, 2011

Siemens to equip Houston Metro light rail for $83M

The deal, which includes spare parts and training for the vehicles, marks Siemens' second order from Houston Metro, which will bring the total number of Siemens S70 vehicles in Houston to 37.
Rail| March 1, 2011

Houston Metro ready to buy Siemens railcars

In September, a railcar procurement with CAF, a Spanish manufacturer, was terminated because Metro's contract was in conflict with Buy America rules.
Rail| February 16, 2011

Houston Metro receives CAF refund

Contracts were canceled and the Spanish railcar vendor relinquished claim to any additional payments for unpaid work and lost profits — this, in addition to the $14 million refund.
Rail| January 5, 2011

Houston Metro light rail construction gets approval

The cost of the work, estimated at $12.5 million, was approved by the Metro board in December 2010 as an addition to the fiscal year 2011 MetroRail expansion budget.
Rail| December 17, 2010

Houston Metro, CAF reach settlement

The contracts are canceled and CAF will forego any additional payments for unpaid work and lost profits. In addition, CAF will refund $14 million to Metro. The agreement was ratified by Metro's board on Friday.
Bus| December 3, 2010

Houston Metro meets pledge, installs 100th bus shelter

As of Friday, the agency met its pledge to install 100 new bus shelters this year. The funds used to pay for the shelters came from local monies and federal grants, including the ARRA and Formula Funding Enhancement Grants.
Rail| October 22, 2010

Houston Metro puts 121 rail expansion contracts on hold

Board Chairman Gilbert Garcia emphasized that Metro expects the $900 million grant to be restored. First, however, the agency must cancel the $331 million railcar contract with CAF USA.

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