METRO services in Harris County resume with limited routes Thursday


Limited  local bus routes will resume Thursday from the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County. Limited METRORail service on the Red Line from Fannin South Station to Downtown Transit Center is also available. Bus shuttles will provide transportation along the line from Downtown Transit Center to Northline Transit Center. Red Line service will be running every 15 minutes. Limited METROLift service will also be provided.

Park and ride services will not resume until Tuesday, Sept. 5, and HOV/ HOT lanes and METRORail Green and Purple Line services will remain suspended until further notice.

Available bus routes

The following local bus routes began service on Thursday morning running every 30 minutes. METRO is bringing on these major ridership routes first, which represent about 50 percent of the transit authority’s ridership:

• 2 Bellaire
• 8 West Bellfort
• 20 Canal/ Memorial
• 26 Long Point/ Cavalcade
• 28 OST- Wayside
• 40 Heights/ Telephone
• 50 Broadway
• 52 Hardy- Ley
• 54 Scott
• 56 Airline/ Montrose
• 63 Fondren
• 65 Bissonnet
• 80 MLK/ Lockwood
• 82 Westheimer
• 85 Antoine/ Washington
• 102 Bush IAH
• 700 Red Line Shuttle Bus

Scheduling METROLift

METROLift service is available for customers in need of medically necessary transportation only. The service is limited to patrons who need trips to receive dialysis and other life-sustaining medical care. Due to uncertain road conditions, it is still possible METROLift will not be able to reach certain areas to pick up patrons. Requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

METROLift trips should be scheduled one day in advance in the normal manner: Online or by calling 713-225-6716.

Customer notes

• Road conditions remain uncertain in some areas. Customers should be advised detours and delays are highly likely.
• METRO’s T.R.I.P. app may not be an accurate source of “next bus” arrival during times of schedule fluctuation.
• Riders are encouraged to monitor METRO Twitter and Facebook pages for timely information regarding transit service. METRO also offers real-time information through its service alerts system.

From ABC 13

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