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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& ...


Free Taxi Rides

Free taxi rides are part of METRO's expanded Park & Ride program: They'll pay your fare

By Marika Rafte

Every Houston driver knows that the freeways more resemble parking lots during rush hour, a side effect of urbanism that METRO tries to mitigate with its Park and Ride program. For a small fee, ...


Transit Booty

METRO loves big buses: More massive accordion buses are taking over Houston's streets

By Whitney Radley

After several years of overcrowded bus routes, METRO is bringing back long buses to Houston's streets. (KUHF's Gail Delaughter first reported the news.)  At a midyea ...


Left Out

Uptown's rapid bus transit plan takes a blow: $460 million proposal voted down by one council

By Whitney Radley

A Houston-Galveston Area Council committee voted not to include the Uptown Management District's proposed Bus Rapid Transit system among the projects included in the governmental plan ...


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