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Riders Can Meet With Metro Representatives To Discuss New Bus Routes

Houston’s bus system is in for a big change, and Metro wants to sit down with riders to explain what it all means.

Metro’s 68 bus on Holman Street at Scott in Houston’s Third Ward
Metro’s 68 bus on Holman Street at Scott in Houston’s Third Ward

Metro’s new bus network launches in just a couple of weeks and for Houston bus riders that means changes to all the city’s routes. Metro CEO Tom Lambert says officials hope to answer last-minute questions at a series of public meetings starting this weekend. 

“The new bus network is going to have a tremendous benefit for this community,” says Lambert. “But we recognize it is different from what people are using today.”

Lambert says they’re having six meetings where riders can sit down one-on-one with Metro service planners.

“Folks can come to these locations and ask us specifically what’s their route today and what’s their route come August 16,” explains Lambert.  

Metro says the bus system overhaul will provide more frequent service, with the goal of boosting ridership

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Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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