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MPD: A Passion to Serve and Protect
For METRO Police Department Officer Gregorio Montenegro, public service is a passion. Protecting and serving the public is top of mind for every police officer in the department, and safety has always been the Authority’s top priority. Learn more about the positive impacts MPD makes on the community each day.

METRO Mobilizes After Catastrophic Tornado
After an EF3 tornado ripped through southeast Houston and the surrounding communities of Pasadena and Deer Park, METRO jumped into action to provide aid and support to residents.

METRO Launches Lone Star College Connector
Lone Star College students at the Houston North Fallbrook campus have a new service to help them get to and from class on METRO.

No Dog Left Behind: METRO Employees Save Abandoned Pup
A 7-week-old puppy is on the road to recovery and a loving forever home after the intervention of some caring METRO employees.

Showcasing Arts in Transit
December was a big month for METRO’s Arts in Transit program, which kicked off with UP Art Studio’s “Big Walls, Big Dreams” mural festival.

Making Holiday Wishes Come True
This holiday season was a time for giving for employees in METRO's Operations Department. In December, they helped organize an adopt-a-school event, bringing Christmas joy to dozens of young students from Franklin Elementary in Houston's Greater East End neighborhood.

METRO Unveils New Digital Signs
METRO leadership and staff hosted a ribbon cutting at the Hiram Clarke Transit Center to commemorate the installation of the signs at more than one-third of the Authority’s transit centers.

METRO Celebrates Holiday in the Tre'
METRO joined the good times and holiday cheer at Emancipation Park’s annual Holiday in the Tre’ earlier this month. The free community event in Houston’s historic Third Ward neighborhood included live entertainment, giveaways, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a winter wonderland kids’ zone, and holiday tree lighting.

METRO Ready to Roll for World Series Parade
After the Astros defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 to win the 2022 MLB World Series, Houston fans were ready to celebrate the championship and METRO was ready to roll.

Philadelphia SEPTA Pays Up on World Series Wager
The Houston Astros World Series win over the Philadelphia Phillies in early November was a celebration for the city of Houston and a taste of sweet victory for METRO.

Enjoy Uptown Lights on the METRORapid Silver Line
Learn how you can get a front-row seat to Uptown Houston's spectacular holiday lights showcase on the METRORapid Silver Line.

Tell Us What You Think! Join METRO's Feedback Loop
METRO's mission is to provide safe, clean, reliable, accessible, and friendly public transportation. To meet these goals, it's essential that we listen to what our customers and our neighbors have to say. That's why we've created the METRO Feedback Loop

Paying Tribute to Josue
METRO unveils a new bus shelter at Northside High School memorializing the life and legacy of Josue Flores, a young boy who tragically lost his life while walking home from school in 2016.

MPD Officers Extend Hands of Hope to Man in Need
MPD Officers Brian McDonough, Jose Gonzalez, Noe Gonzalez, Brendon Hernandez, Julianna Moreno, and Alexis Carvajales were recognized at METRO's October Board meeting for their act of compassion and goodwill.

A Commitment to Accessibility for All
Transit serves as a lifeline for millions. METRO is focused on a future that provides a better, more accessible transit experience whether you walk, ride or roll. Learn more about the Authority's latest developments.

METRO Celebrates National Night Out
On October 4, National Night Out celebrated its 39th year of promoting camaraderie between officers and the communities they serve — and members of the METRO Police Department and Public Affairs team were out and ready to mingle.

Future Focused: U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Visits METRO
Earlier this month, METRO got a visit from U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who made his way to the Bayou City to learn more about efforts by the Authority, state, and local leaders to improve public transit.

Safety Vision: New Monitors Coming to METRO Buses
As part of our continuous effort to enhance safety and provide a better ride, new security screen monitors are being installed on METRO’s bus fleet.

Celebrating METRO’s Newest Commute Solution
METRO recently joined community partners, including the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s (H-GAC) Director of Transportation Craig Raborn and Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia, to celebrate the success of the region's newest travel benefit.

Taking Care of Business, Inclusively
Two new METRO programs will provide equal access and opportunity for veterans and people living with disabilities who are interested in doing business with the Authority.

Meet the MPD C.A.R.E. Team
The METRO Police Department (MPD) has spent the last four decades serving our community and protecting the traveling public. Now they’ve added a new initiative to address homelessness on METRO property.

Charged Up: FTA Awards METRO $21 Million Grant

METRO’s Climate Action Plan has received an “electrifying” boost. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded METRO more than $21 million to purchase and maintain battery-powered buses and chargers.

METRO curb2curb Rideshare Comes to Hiram Clarke

Earlier this month, METRO cut the ribbon on its newest curb2curb rideshare service in southwest Houston.

Students Save with Half-Price Fares

As a student, we know your schedule is tight, and your budget is even tighter. That's why METRO offers students half off regular-priced fares throughout the school year.

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