The State of METRO 2019
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The State of METRO 2019

October 12, 2019

Houston’s been a city in transit since 1874. Mules were moving streetcars long before motors arrived, putting buses on the road in 1924. But it would be more than a half a century before voters ushered in another era creating METRO in 1978. We started rolling in 1979. We’re now celebrating 40 years of service to you from America’s first barrier-separated HOV lanes to services like METROLift. From the early days of METRO’s police department formed in 1982, to the city’s first light-rail line in 2004. We’ve always been focused on the future. 2019 has been another year of innovation. Let your phone guide you to
the bus stop or rail platform. My Stop Technology is a METRO original that’s revolutionizing the way you ride. By downloading or updating trip app you’re linking your smartphone to thousands of beacons, directing you from where you’re standing to the nearest bus stop or rail platform. We partnered with Texas Southern University to put the Houston region’s first and only autonomous shuttle in motion. And we joined with the City of Houston on a pilot project putting Wi-Fi on buses. We’ve been busy with safety initiatives totaling more than 50 million dollars and approved hiring more police officers. We’re watching even when you can’t see us with camera surveillance on most METRO properties. Keeping them clean can fight crime too. We’re investing more than three million dollars to increase the frequency and detailed cleaning at METRO facilities, including the rail platforms. Nothing matters more than safety. We got you. We got you. We got you. From mechanics making sure our buses trains and tracks are safe to our Lost and Found team. Helping you is what we’re all about. The most important thing to me is driving safety for my passengers. taking them to and from and greeting them Well, good morning. I’m Aurora Garcia . I’ve been a METRORail Operator on the Green Line for over five years and I love my job. It makes me happy visiting with my regular riders and meeting new ones. Let me take you and your family on your next adventure. Moving forward to what’s next. Wherever you’re going…we’ll get you there.


  • Reply David H Bingham October 7, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    When will METRO arrive in Deer Park and Pasadena? Apparently it gets to NASA, Webster and Clear Lake, but completely misses Deer Park and Pasadena, TX 😠🤠

  • Reply Eli Parker October 9, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Wait, there's WiFi on the buses already?

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