At 4 p.m. today, METRO will temporarily suspend operations of all transit services in preparation for any inclement weather caused by Hurricane Laura. This action is to protect the safety and security of METRO's customers and employees and is in support of local officials' request that residents avoid travel and shelter-in-place beginning tonight. METRO vehicles are not designed to operate safely in sustained high winds. Service will gradually resume when it safe to do so.
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 note the following:
- METRO's Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. will be held remotely and available for live stream on the METRO Board YouTube Channel.
- METRO's RideStore will remain closed through Thursday, Aug. 27.
- 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.
These entities are sharing resources with METRO to serve the area: Harris County
, the city of Houston
and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
. Their websites provide information about safety, weather, traffic and more during emergencies.