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News Release
Sunday, September 03, 2017

METRO Opens Most HOV/HOT Lanes Tuesday, Gears Up for New Riders



METRO continues to move toward restoring full service to its customers. The Authority has determined it will be able to open most HOV/HOT Lanes Tuesday, Sept. 5. The one exception will be I-45 North, where crews are still evaluating the safety of that route. All METRO buses and other vehicles which normally travel this route will be detoured.


All Park & Ride facilities will also be operational Tuesday.  


METRORail Red Line is fully operational. The Green Line is operating between Magnolia Park Transit Center and Eado/Stadium stations. The Purple Line is operating between Palm Center and Eado/Stadium. 


About 70 local bus routes are currently in service. For a list of those routes, please click here.


METROLift has resumed regular service. Trips should be scheduled one day in advance in the normal manner: Online or by calling 713-225-6716 or 713-225-0410.


New to METRO?

If you are new to public transportation, welcome aboard! Click here to plan a trip, check bus schedules and learn everything else you need to know about riding METRO buses, METRORail, HOV/HOT Lanes  and Park & Ride.


METRO teams are working around the clock to restore all of the Authority's services. Riders are encouraged to monitor local news and METRO Twitter and Facebook pages for timely information regarding transit. METRO also offers real-time information through its service alerts system. Please note: 

  • METRO’s T.R.I.P. app may not be an accurate source of “next bus” arrival during times of schedule fluctuation.
  • Customers should be advised detours and delays are still possible. Patience is appreciated. 
  • Check for service alerts at If you have questions or concerns, please contact the METRO Customer Care Team at 713-635-4000.

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