More Houston area commuters will be able to ride METRO to work beginning Monday, May 18, 2020. Limited service on select Park & Ride routes will resume connecting riders traveling along all major freeway corridors to downtown. Park and Ride routes serving the Texas Medical Center will continue operating on a regular weekday schedule. METRO continues to encourage riders to use public transit for only essential trips.
A complete list of the schedules can be found by clicking this link.
Park & Ride – Downtown Destinations
- Service will operate from 5- 9 a.m. for inbound trips and from 3- 7 p.m. for outbound trips.
- Buses are scheduled to pick up passengers approximately every 15 minutes, with the exception of 236 Maxey/ Baytown which will run every 30 minutes.
- There will be no midday or late night service.
- Customers should allow extra time for travel as the buses may make more stops than usual.
Park & Ride – TMC Destinations
- Routes serving the Texas Medical Center will operate on a regular weekday schedule.
- 291 Conroe Park & Ride will only run 6:30 a.m. inbound and 4:30 p.m. outbound trips.
- Local bus routes will continue to run on a modified Saturday Schedule seven days a week.
- Route designations can be found on bus stop signs and on this METRO local bus route color chart.
- Extra buses have been added on routes with high demand to allow riders to spread out on vehicles.
- Red Line: operating every 12 minutes.
- Purple & Green Lines: operating every 18 minutes.
- TMC Shuttle (Fannin South and Burnett Transit Center stations): operating every 6 minutes on weekdays, during peak times in mornings and afternoons.
- Seating capacity on METROLift vehicles is reduced by 50 percent to encourage social distancing which may lead to delays.
- Please call METROLift Customer Service at 713-225-0119 if you have questions or need assistance.
- Service on all METRO operated HOV/ HOT lanes is operating during regular hours.
- During non-peak hours, single-occupant vehicles can access the HOV / HOT lanes for a toll.
Please keep the following recommendations in mind when riding METRO:
- Riders are encouraged to wear face coverings to help stop the spread of COVID-19 as recommended by public health officials, and in line with Harris County’s face covering order .
- Boarding and exiting of local buses should occur using rear doors.
- Separation of six feet or more from other people while on METRO vehicles, platforms and shelters is encouraged.
- Fares are temporarily suspended.
- All METRO RideStores remain closed.
- Customers are encouraged to monitor METRO’s Twitter and Facebook
pages for timely information regarding transit. METRO also offers real-time information through its service alerts system.