Transportation

METRO Announces Expanded Services During Super Bowl Week

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will use additional trains, buses and shuttles.

METRO officials and other executives related to organizing Super Bowl LI posed in front of one of the buses that will announce the event on its windows.
METRO officials and other executives related to organizing Super Bowl LI posed in front of one of the buses that will announce the event on its windows.
The Wheatley High School music band performed before METRO officials held a press conference to announce their plan for Super Bowl LI.
The Wheatley High School music band performed before METRO officials held a press conference to announce their plan for Super Bowl LI.
Carrin Patman, Chair of METRO’s Board of Directors, underlined their goal is to ease transportation in the greater Houston area during the Super Bowl week.
Carrin Patman, Chair of METRO’s Board of Directors, underlined their goal is to ease transportation in the greater Houston area during Super Bowl week.
The Wheatley High School dance team performed before METRO officials held a press conference to announce their plan for Super Bowl LI.
The Wheatley High School dance team performed before METRO officials held a press conference to announce their plan for Super Bowl LI.
METRO buses will announce Super Bowl LI on its windows.
METRO buses will announce Super Bowl LI on its windows.

Houston expects thousands of football fans, visitors and members of the media to come to town because of Super Bowl LI next year and the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) wants to provide efficient public transportation when the city hosts one of the biggest sporting events of the year.

METRO officials held a press conference at the organization’s headquarters in downtown Houston and they explained they will operate in a high frequency mode, which means they will use more trains, buses and shuttles.

METRO will offer expanded services starting on Saturday January 28th.

The light rail trains will run at least every six minutes on the Red Line, which goes from METRO’s Transit Center in north Houston to the NRG Park complex, where NRG Stadium is located, and goes through downtown Houston.

There will also be additional shuttles connecting downtown Houston with other parts of town, such as The Galleria area, and METRO recommends using its app to plan trips.

Super Bowl LI is scheduled for Sunday, February 5th, 2017.

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