Skip Navigation Links
Front Page
About GNSExpand About GNS
Business/Industry
CommunitiesExpand Communities
EducationExpand Education
Entertainment
Links Directory
Maritime
Medicine & Science
Opinion/ForumExpand Opinion/Forum
Public Safety
Transportation
Weather


Weather
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
News Release
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Alert #4: Dangerous Road Conditions Force Suspension of Evening METRO Bus Service

METRO is suspending all bus services beginning at 5:30 p.m. today until further notice due to dangerous road conditions. As ice accumulates on several area roadways, it is becoming more difficult to provide services. Safety is our top priority for passengers and employees, and we will resume services only when it is safe to do so.

 

Given the current weather conditions on the Northside,  service along the following routes has already been suspended.  

 

44 Acres Homes

85 Antoine/ Washington

86 FM 1960/ Imperial Valley 

99 Ella/ FM 1960

 

Riders who use those routes should contact customer care at 713-635-4000 for alternative routing information or rides home. 

 

METRORail service will continue to operate. However, riders should expect delays.  METROLift continues to operate but only for trips that are absolutely necessary. Commuters be advised, HOV/ HOT lanes will remain closed through Wednesday morning.   The METRO RideStore is closed until further notice. 

 

Riders are 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


 Please also note the following:


Alert #3: METRO Limiting Afternoon/Evening Service Due to Winter Storm 
 

METRO will be curtailing local bus route service this afternoon as officials continue to advise everyone to stay off the roads due to dangerous, icy conditions.  Beginning at 2 p.m. today, frequent routes will run every 30 minutes.  Other routes will run approximately every hour.  METRORail is also experiencing delays as a result of the winter storm.  There are several bus shuttles on portions of the Green and Purple Lines.   

  

HOV/HOT Lanes remain closed and are expected to be closed through tomorrow morning.  Park & Ride buses will be traveling the main lanes, so expect delays.

 

The safety of our passengers and employees is METRO's number one priority.  Should it become necessary, METRO will suspend service throughout the system.

 

Riders are 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

 Please also note the following:

  • METRO’s T.R.I.P. app will not be an accurate source of “Next Bus” arrival during times of schedule fluctuation. 
  • You may experience delays when calling METRO Customer Service at 713-635-4000 during this period.
  • METRO advises riders to monitor local media, and the National Weather Service for weather updates. 
  • Current roadway conditions are available on TranStar’s Real-Time Traffic Map

Sharing resources with METRO to serve the area are: Harris CountyCity of Houston and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) with websites providing information about safety, weather, traffic and more during emergencies.

Alert #2: Midday Park & Ride Service Added to Accommodate Riders

METRO is adding more midday Park & Ride services to help riders who want to make earlier return trips. The routes listed below will begin picking up for return trips at Noon and will run about every 30 minutes.

 

Park & Ride Routes with Added Midday Service

108, 170, 212, 217, 292, 297, 298 

 

Additionally, all METRO HOV/ HOT lanes remain closed. Meanwhile, METRORail riders should expect delays due to the weather conditions.  METROLift services continue to operate as normal.  However, riders are encouraged not to travel unless absolutely necessary and can expect delays as drivers are exercising extreme caution. 

 

Riders are 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

 Please also note the following:

 


Alert #1: Icy Road Conditions Impacting METRO Services

 

METRO riders should expect delays as roads continue to deteriorate due to the winter storm impacting the Greater Houston area. METRO is adding midday Park & Ride services on some routes to help patrons who want to make earlier return trips starting with the Cypress 217.  All METRO HOV/ HOT lanes are currently closed.

 

 

 

METROLift services are operating as normal.  Riders are encouraged not to travel unless absolutely necessary and can expect delays as drivers are exercising extreme caution. 

 

 

Riders are 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

 

 Please also note the following:




Remembering Jim Guidry


Guidry News Service is headquartered in Midtown Houston.
at 4001 Fannin Street, Suite 4109, Houston, TX. 77004-4077
(409) 763 NEWS(6397)         News@GuidryNews.com
© 1996, Guidry News Service. Duplication of any part of this website in any manner is prohibited.