METRO suspends all transit services through Feb. 17

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will continue to suspend all transit services through Feb. 17 due to hazardous road conditions caused by Winter Storm Uri, Houston METRO officials announced Feb. 16. (Courtesy Houston METRO)
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will continue to suspend all transit services through Feb. 17 due to hazardous road conditions caused by Winter Storm Uri, Houston METRO officials announced Feb. 16. (Courtesy Houston METRO)

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will continue to suspend all transit services through Feb. 17 due to hazardous road conditions caused by Winter Storm Uri, Houston METRO officials announced Feb. 16. (Courtesy Houston METRO)

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will continue to suspend all transit services through Feb. 17 due to hazardous road conditions caused by the winter storm, Houston METRO officials announced Feb. 16.

According to the announcement, the transit service suspension—which began Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.—also includes the closure of METRO high-occupancy vehicle/transit lanes and the METRO RideStore. However, METROLift clients who need to take medically necessary trips should contact the METROLift Reservations Center to schedule rides, the release stated.

METRO's customer service call center can be reached daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at 713-635-4000.

"METRO's services will resume only when it is safe to do so, and this may be a gradual return based on weather conditions," a Feb. 12 Facebook post from Houston METRO reads. "These proactive measures are being taken to protect the health and safety of the Authority's customers and employees and are in full support and cooperation with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo as they ask residents to stay off the roads until conditions improve."

Houston METRO officials encourage Harris County residents to continue monitoring the entity's website and social media accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter, for additional updates. Additional information about current roadway conditions is available on Houston TranStar's real-time traffic map.


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By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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