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METRO's Big Boom

Surprise! METRO gets big boost from free service, but how will it fare now?

By Clifford Pugh

METRO officials are crowing about the big boost in ridership that occurred last week with the advent of new bus service that offers more frequency and better connections. But how much of that b ...


METRO's Big Bus Changes

METRO's new bus service: 22 routes that run every 15 minutes — all day, every day (and it's free for a week)

By Elizabeth Rhodes

With Sunday's launch of METRO's new bus network, Houstonians can expect some positive changes in the way they use public transportation, officials say.  And for a week, it's fr ...


Rail Concerns

After 17 rail accidents in one month, METRO reemphasizes safety campaign

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Alarmed by a record 17 accidents involving METRORail trains, pedestrian and automobile drivers in one month, officials have reemphasized a safety campaign to help prevent future inci ...


New METRORail Lines

Free rides and fireworks as new METRORail lines set to open: Here's what's happening

By Elizabeth Rhodes

The opening of METRO's East End and Southeast rail lines this weekend is something to celebrate for Houstonians. In honor of the two new lines beginning service Saturday, staff and artists ...


Shocking METRO Development

Hell freezes over: METRO and Houston congressman agree on outline of transit plan

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Although it might have seemed like hell would freeze over before the Metropolitan Transit Authority and longtime Richmond rail opponent U.S. Rep. John Culberson would agree on anything, the tw ...


New METRO Rail

Sneak peek at new METRO rail lines: Easy access to UH and Dynamo stadium; art-filled stops along the way

By Elizabeth Rhodes

In spite of numerous delays, METRO's new East End and Southeast METRORail lines — under construction since July 2009 — are set to begin regular service on May 23. A recent ...


Breaking News

Houstonians mourn the death of former Mayor Bob Lanier, political kingmaker who transformed city

By Clifford Pugh

Houstonians are mourning the death of Bob Lanier, who made a lasting impact on Houston as the city's mayor from 1992-1998 and as a powerful political kingmaker. Lanier died Saturday afternoon a ...


Short Cut To Galveston

A faster way to Galveston: Shave 15 minutes (or more) off of your trip with this route

By Ellen Goodacre

There are two things in Houston which occur regularly but still manage to be unpredictable— the rain and the traffic. With clouds looming over Independence Day weekend, Houstonians may not be ...


Starts Jan. 6

METRO raises tolls and tightens carpool restrictions to get HOV traffic moving

By Tyler Rudick

Commuters on Houston's busy HOV lanes will see major changes in the new year as METRO attempts to rein in morning traffic with price hikes and tighter restrictions on carpool use. Star ...


Car City Chronicles

Houston's free eco buses still searching for more riders: One year in, there's pride and some surprise

By Whitney Radley

It's been exactly one year since the Houston Downtown Management District, BG Group and Houston First Corporation came together to launch launch Greenlink, downtown Houston& ...


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