METRO undergoes ‘makeover’ with universally accessible bus stops
METRO celebrated the completion of 2,500 universally accessible bus stops early in May, marking a huge milestone for transportation equality. METRO is committed to upgrading all of its 9,000 bus stops to be universally accessible -- this means when riders choose to use public transportation, their experience will be safer, more comfortable, and they will have better access to health care, school, and work.
HISD Transportation finalizing new routes for returning students
HOUSTON – HISD’s transportation services are still finalizing bus routes for riders who plan to return for in-person learning and are preparing to notify parents of assigned routes this week. School bus service will be limited when in-person instruction resumes on Oct. 19 due to physical distancing and its impact on bus capacity. To accommodate the reduced capacity, the district says bus service will be limited to special education, homeless, elementary, and specialty school students. The district said bus service will not be immediately provided to high school students, but later could be if COVID-19 conditions improve and bus capacity increases. “Our goal has always been to provide students with safe and reliable transportation to and from school,” Transportation Services General Manager John Wilcots IV said.