Free rides for students with METRO summer pass

METRO is taking students to all the fun this summer for FREE with the Student Summer of Fun Pass.  It gives K- 12 students free rides on METRORail, local buses and Park & Ride services June 1, 2017 through Sept.1, 2017.

“This is such an exciting opportunity that will allow families to get out and explore our area this summer. They can go to a park, visit a library or catch a show,” said METRO Board Chair Carrin Patman.

There are three ways to apply for the pass :

1.Online at RideMETRO.org under the Summer of Fun Link.

2. In person at the METRO RideStore located at 1900 Main or 1001 Travis St.

3. Call 713-635-4000 to request a mail-in application.

The fun continues even when students head back to class. The Summer of Fun Pass becomes a Student Q-Card which allows them to ride for half price.

On June 3, METRO staff will distribute the cards and offer “How to Ride” workshops for students and parents at the Hire Houston Youth Job Fair.  METRO is also partnering with area schools to help inform students about the summer pass.

METRO reminds parents to speak to their children about rail safety. Trains cannot stop easily or quickly even when moving slowly. Everyone should “Stop, Look and Listen” whenever they are near a train.

For more information on the program visit RideMETRO.org or call 713- 739-4000.