Students Ride METRO for Free Through September

By | September 9, 2017

METRO is offering free rides to all area students through Sept. 30, 2017. Many families are left with limited transportation options and disrupted schedules since the storm. Parents accompanying students to school may also ride for free.

Harvey Recovery Free Ride Facts
• Free rides for all students K- College
• Free rides for parents escorting students
• High school and college students must present student ID before boarding
• Offer through Sept. 30, 2017

“The road to recovery is a long one for so many people in our community. We hope the free riders will remove some stress for parents and students as they return to school,” said METRO Chair Carrin Patman.

METRO staff worked around the clock to get nearly all of the routes running again. A handful are detoured, abbreviated or combined due to high water. More buses are being used to meet higher ridership demands.

“We’re going to be very flexible and adapt services to meet the needs of our community,” said METRO President & CEO Tom Lambert.

Information about METRO’s routes and schedules can be found at

Customer Note: Some printed schedules, METRO’s Trip Planner, and Next Bus Texting may not be accurate due to route variations related to the storm.

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District provided services such as safety patrols by off-duty HPD officers, graffiti abatement, trash pick-up, maintenance of esplanades, among other services outlined in the Districts’ Assessment Plan, that are supplemental to services provided by the City of Houston, had been reduced in Mid-November and ceased completely as of December 11. The District had to cease the services due to unpaid assessments from some of the commercial property owners within the District. Delinquent assessments for 2016 and prior years are being collected for services that were delivered in 2017. The current lawsuit status does not affect the collection of delinquent assessments due for 2016 and prior years for services rendered for calendar year 2017. Please direct questions regarding the cessation of services to Executive Director, Ben Brewer at We are committed to helping our neighborhood remain the safe, vibrant and attractive place to live and do business and would like to hear from you on how we can continue to work together in this effort.