HOUSTON -

Do you need a safe, inexpensive way to get home after ringing in the new year? You can get a ride on a METRO bus or METRORail for free.

METRO is offering free rides on buses from 6 p.m. New Year's Eve until 6 a.m. New Year's Day. METRORail rides will also be free from 6 p.m. New Year's Eve until 2 a.m. New Year's Day.

METRO will run it's normal weekday schedule on New Year's Eve, but it will run a Sunday schedule on New Year's Day. During a Sunday schedule, there is no park-and-ride service.

METRO said it is offering free rides so people don't have to get behind the wheel after celebrating.