Free METRO rides for New Year’s Eve

In an effort to help prevent drunk driving, METRO is once again offering  free rides to revelers on New Year’s Eve.

Free rides will begin at 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) until 6 a.m. New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) on local bus, METRORail and METROLift.

METRO’s service for New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31., 2016, will follow regular, published schedules. METRORail hours are extended and trains will operate until 2 a.m.

METROLift riders must call the METROLift reservation line at 713-225-6716 on Friday, Dec. 30, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to schedule trips for these dates.

A quick recap of METRO’s service for New Year’s Day, Jan. 1:

  • Local bus routes and METRORail will operate a Sunday schedule.
  • No Park & Ride service.
  • Customer Care Center will be closed.
  • METRO’s RideStore and Lost & Found will be closed.

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 a New Bus Network,METRORail‘s expanded system includes the Red Line (Main Street and Northline), Green Line (East End) and Purple Line (Southeast).