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Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
News Release
Tuesday, May 10, 2011


If you drive, you’re likely keeping a close watch on the prices at the pump, which have jumped in the Houston area 17 cents since a month ago to $3.86 for a gallon of regular unleaded.  As you crunch the numbers, METRO invites you to take your foot off the pedal, and give public transit a try.

So, how much can you save by riding METRO? Just plug in the numbers using the commute calculator available on our website.  The latest numbers from the American Public Transportation Association shows that individuals who use public transit can save more than $10,000 a year – that’s the largest savings due to today’s high gas prices.

We encourage you to try METRO and find out how easy it can become part of your everyday routine. Some patrons will save time and money, while others will find their commute convenient, as it gives them time to read, work or catch a nap during their trip.

METRO offers many services such as local bus service, Park & Ride, Star Vanpool, and METRORail – see which may be a good fit with your schedule.

Please call our Customer Care line at 713-635-4000 or use one of the two trip planners available on to help get you started riding METRO.

Dannenbaum Engineering BayTran
Remembering Jim Guidry

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