What is METRONext?

What is METRONext?

METRONext is the agency’s $3.5 billion bond approved by voters in November 2019, which aims to ease traffic congestion, add expansion to the METRO, and make accessibility and safety upgrades. ( Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper) Stay informed on what’s happening in your own backyard and subscribe today!

What time does METRO stop running in Houston?

METRORail hours of operation are 4:30 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 4:30 a.m. to 2:20 a.m. Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 2:20 a.m. Saturday, and 5:30 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Sunday.

Is METRO free still?

One important note: Bus fares will resume, but Metro is offering discounted passes for all riders for the first half of 2022. Through July 20, 2022, riders not already enrolled in a discount program will pay half-price for passes: $3.50 for a day pass, $12.50 for a weekly pass, and $50 for a 30-day pass.

Is Houston bus free?

Local bus and light-rail fares are just $1.25 each way. We also have discounted fares for students, seniors and veterans. There are many ways to pay: METRO Q® Fare Card – this reloadable card is used like a debit card.

Where is the Houston metro office located?

The Metro headquarters are in the Lee P. Brown Administration Building in Downtown Houston. The $41 million 14 story glass and steel building has over 400,000 square feet (37,000 m 2) of space.

What is the history of the Houston Metro?

In 1978, Houston-area voters created Metro and approved a one-cent sales tax to support its operations. Metro opened for business in January 1979, taking over the bus service owned by the City of Houston known as HouTran.

What does METROLift do in Houston?

It operates bus, light rail, bus rapid transit, HOV and HOT lanes, and paratransit service (under the name METROLift) in the city as well as most of Harris County. It also operates bus service to two cities in Fort Bend County, and to Conroe in Montgomery County.

What happened to HouTran in Houston?

HouTran was plagued by outdated equipment, infrequent service and a route structure which failed to account for Houston’s rapid population growth. Metro’s service area encompasses 1,285 square miles (3,330 km 2) and also serves portions of an eight-county region with its vanpool service; the agency employs about 3,800 people.