HOUSTON -

METRO is offering free rides on New Year's Eve to support drinking responsibly.

Starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, METRO will be offering free rides available on the bus and light rail.

The METROBus service includes all regular schedules.

METRORAIL hours are extended and the train will run until 2 a.m. on New Years Day.

Officials said the bus and rail routes will operate on Sunday's schedule for the remainder of Wednesday.

Also note that the Customer Care Center will be closed and the Park & Ride bus service will not be available on January 1.