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Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
News Release
Friday, August 19, 2011


The start of a new school year means lots of new things:  new teachers, new supplies, new backpacks and a chance to get a new student Q Card.

To help accommodate busy work-week schedules, METRO is extending its 1900 Main RideStore hours during the month of August so parents and students can stop by to get their student Q Cards, which offers a 50 percent discount off the regular fare.

Temporary Extended RideStore Hours:

Saturday, Aug. 20

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Monday-Friday, Aug. 22-26

8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 27

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 Before heading to the RideStore, make sure to bring the following:

For K-12:

·         Current school ID, class schedule, enrollment form or report card (on school letterhead)
*The student’s name – no photo - is required on the Q Card; the card must also be registered

College: (only issued at 1900 Main RideStore)

·         Must show (a fee receipt with a current class schedule) credit hours to qualify or a letter from the college verifying (current) full-time status

o   Undergraduate – 12+ hours

o   Graduate – 9+ hours

·         Government issued Photo ID required

As students head back to class on Monday, METRO would like to remind motorists that school children also ride agency buses, and trains - registering about 25,000 student boardings on a typical school day - so it’s important to share the road responsibly and safely.

Dannenbaum Engineering BayTran
Remembering Jim Guidry

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