(MUSIC PLAYS) I’m Laura Whitley, a communications specialist here at METRO. I’m always excited to share METRO’s story. And as they say, time flies when you’re having fun. I can’t believe it’s been 15 years since a horn made history, right here. The sound signaled a new era METRO trains started running on New Years Day 2004. Plans approved by voters were on track and thousands were traveling from Downtown to Reliant Park, playing host to the Super Bowl the very next month. The original Main Street line was renamed “Red,” extended to the Northline Transit Center in 2013. (CELEBRATION) And two years later, riders were seeing green and purple with rail expanding again… CHAIR GARCIA: And rail is right outside the door! And remember, it’s YOUR rail …offering services on the East End and to TSU and the University of Houston. then, just before the last Super Bowl Houston hosted in 2017, the Harrisburg Overpass opened. Completing the Green Line’s run from the Magnolia Transit Center to the
Theater District Downtown. More milestones for METRO, now celebrating 40 years of service to you.