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Alert #8: More METRO Buses are Rolling Again on Local Routes

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Release Date: Jan. 17, 2018

Alert #8: More METRO Buses are Rolling Again on Local Routes

Limited Bus Service Expands

As road conditions continue to improve, more local METRO bus routes are now able to operate safely. Some of the routes will not run at normal frequency initially and may include detours; patience is appreciated.


2 Bellaire

4 Beechnut

6 Jensen/ Greens

8 West Bellfort

11 Almeda/ Lyons

20 Canal/ Memorial

25 Richmond

26 Long Point/ Cavalcade

27 Shepard

28 OST-Wayside

40 Telephone/ Heights

50 Broadway

51 Hardy- Kelley

52 Hardy- Ley

54 Scott

56 Airline/ Montrose

63 Fondren

65 Bissonnet

67 Dairy Ashford

79 Evergreen

80 MLK/ Lockwood

82 Westheimer

85 FM 1960/ Imperial Valley


METRO crews continue to asses conditions and will bring up more routes when possible.All three METRORail lines are operating, but riders should expect delays.


At the City of Houston's request, overnight METROLift assisted in moving 270 people to temporary warming centers.

METROLift service is now available for essential trips only today.Due to uncertain road conditions, it is still possible METROLift will not be able to reach certain areas to pick up patrons. Expect some delays as drivers exercise extreme caution. Customersshould call713-225-6716to schedule trips. Requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Park & Ride routes, METRO HOV/ HOT lanes and the METRO RideStores will reopen Thursday morning.


Riders are asked to monitor METROTwitterandFacebookpages for timely information regardingtransit service.METRO also offers real-time information through itsservice alerts system.

Please also note the following:

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County(METRO)is the region’s largest public transit provider, offering safe, reliable and affordable transportation services about 370,000 times per day. Besides operating more than 1,200 buses on METRO’s transportation network, METRORail'sexpanded system includes the Red Line (Main Street and Northline), Green Line (East End) and Purple Line (Southeast). METRO’s services also include:STAR Vanpool,METROLift,HOV/HOT lanes,Bike & Rideprogram,Park & Ride,and road improvement projects.Learn more about METRO services atridemetro.orgwhere you will also find useful tools like the RideMETRO app where you can plan your trip and even pay your fare from your phone.

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