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Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
News Release
Thursday, August 31, 2017

METRO to Restore More Bus Service Friday




Patrons deboard METRORail Red Line train on their way to work.

Beginning Friday morning, service on half of METRO's local bus routes will be restored. 

Eighteen additional routes will resume operations along with extension of METRORail Red Line service from Fannin South to Burnett Transit Center. Shuttle buses will complete the route for customers between Burnett and Northline Transit Center.  Bus shuttles will also be used for the entire length of the Green and Purple Lines. METRO teams are working around the clock to evaluate and restore service to all of the Authority's routes.



Park & Ride will resume Tuesday, Sep. 5. HOV/ HOT lanes are still being evaluated for service. 

METROLift service is available for customers in need of medically necessary transportation as well as other life sustaining needs. Due to uncertain road conditions, it is still possible METROLift will not be able to reach certain areas to pick up patrons.  Requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Scheduling METROLift:



METROLift trips should be scheduled one day in advance in the normal manner:  

Online or by calling 713-225-6716 or 713-225-0410.


Customer Note : 

  • Road conditions remain uncertain in some areas.  Customers should be advised detours and delays are highly likely, patience is appreciated. 
  • METRO’s T.R.I.P. app may not be an accurate source of “next bus” arrival during times of schedule fluctuation.
  • Riders asked to monitor METRO Twitter and Facebook pages for timely information regarding transit service. METRO also offers real-time information through its service alerts system

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