344 Acres Homes - METRO curb2curb

Acres Homes curb2curb vehicles

Effective January 2022, METRO’s Community Connector service has been renamed METRO curb2curb. And there’s a new reservation line which is easier to remember: 713-739-RIDE.

All schedules and operations of the service remain unchanged.

About METRO curb2curb Acres Homes

What is it?

It’s a service that provides personalized, curb to curb transportation in a defined zone within the Acres Homes neighborhood in Northwest Houston, north of Interstate 610 and west of Interstate 45. We pick you up, and then drop you off at your intended destination. METRO curb2curb shuttles connect you with METRO’s larger transportation network at anchor points within the zone. For instance, your “first mile” of traveling may be on a METRO curb2curb shuttle between your residence and the Acres Homes Transit Center, where you transfer to another METRO service. Your “last mile” of traveling may be on a METRO curb2curb shuttle between the Acres Homes Transit Center and your residence.

Which vehicle shown above will transport me?

You may be transported by either vehicle.

One is a low-floor, wheelchair-accessible bus.

The other is a wheelchair-accessible minivan.

Where is the zone?

The zone covers the Acres Homes area, primarily just west of Interstate 45 between West Road (on the north) and West Tidwell Road (on the south), as shown in the map below:

Community Connector Map

When does the METRO curb2curb Acres Homes shuttle operate?

Daily, 5 a.m.-7 p.m.

When would it make sense to use this service?

Here are 3 examples:

1. You need to get to the court house in downtown Houston for jury duty, and need a ride to the Acres Homes Transit Center so you can catch the 30 Clinton/Ella to Downtown.

2. You reside at the Mayfair Park Apartments on North Shepherd and your doctor calls to let you know your prescription is ready at the Walmart at 4412 N. Freeway, but your family member is unable to take you.

3. You reside at the Lincoln Park Apartments on West Little York Road, and your dialysis center a few blocks away wants you to come in earlier for treatment, but you don’t have a way to get there.

What safety precautions are in place to help fight COVID-19?

  • Extensive cleaning and disinfecting of vehicles
  • Mask or face covering required to ride
  • Protective shield between you and the operator
  • Hand sanitizer available on board

Fare Information

How much does it cost?

Regular fare: $1.25 per ride

Discount fare: 60 cents per ride*

Seniors (70+) and METROLift customers: Free, with valid ID.


* Discount fares apply to students, seniors (65-69), Medicare cardholders and disabled passengers not currently enrolled in METROLift.

How do I pay to get on board?

The only form of payments accepted are a METRO Q® Fare Card or METRO Day Pass.

Where can I purchase or reload a fare card?

You can purchase or reload a METRO Q® Fare Card or METRO Day Pass at:

  • Select vending machines located at METRO rail platforms, Park & Rides, and transit centers
  • Participating retail locations
  • The following METRO RideStore locations:

    Downtown Transit Center (1900 Main St., Houston, Texas 77002) – Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Main Street Square (1001 Travis St., Houston, Texas 77002) – Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Northwest Transit Center (7373 Old Katy Road, Houston, Texas 77024) – Mon-Fri, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

You can also purchase or reload fare cards through the METRO Online RideStore – however, it may take several days for you to receive them, as all fare cards purchased through the online store are physically mailed.

Additional options for reloading a fare card:

What retail locations in the area sell METRO fare cards?

A 1 CHECK CASHING #3 – 5840 Antoine Drive – Houston, Texas 77091
FOOD TOWN #11 – 5367 Antoine Drive – Houston, Texas 77091
FOOD TOWN #216 – 6470 West Little York Road – Houston, Texas 77091
FOOD TOWN #15 – 2770 North Sam Houston Parkway West – Houston, Texas 77038
FOODARAMA #22
– 7320 Antoine Drive – Houston, Texas 77088
KROGER #356
– 1258 West 43rd St. – Houston, Texas 77018
LA MONARCA #130033 – 8821 Antoine Drive – Houston, Texas 77088
LYTRONIC MOBILE
– 7214 Wheatley St. – Houston, Texas 77088
SENOR CHECK CASHING #7 – 5801 Antoine Drive – Houston, Texas 77091
YALE FOOD MART
– 5101 Yale St. – Houston, Texas 77018

Riding the Service

How do I get on board?

There are two (2) anchor points where you can walk right up and board the METRO curb2curb shuttle at the top of every hour (daily, 5 a.m.-7 p.m.), to travel to your destination anywhere within the zone:

Walmart Supercenter (10411 North Freeway)
Acres Homes Transit Center (1220 West Little York Road)

What METRO bus routes can I connect to within the zone?

At the North Shepherd Park & Ride, you can connect to the following routes:

3 Langley / Little York
27 Shepherd
30 Clinton/Ella
40 Telephone/Heights
59 Aldine Mail
64 Lincoln City
96 Veterans Memorial
99 Ella-FM 1960
108 Veterans Memorial Express
344 Acres Homes Community Connector


At the Acres Homes Transit Center, you can connect to the following routes:

3 Langley / Little York
30 Clinton/Ella
44 Acres Homes
64 Lincoln City
344 Acres Homes Community Connector


In the vicinity of Walmart Supercenter on West Road, you can connect to the following routes:

59 Aldine Mail
99 Ella-FM 1960

What if I want the vehicle to pick me up where I am?

If you can’t get to an anchor point, there are two ways you can book a ride and have the vehicle pick you up at your exact location within the zone:


Reservations are subject to availability.

Does my fare entitle me to free transfers?

After tapping your fare card on the validator upon boarding the METRO curb2curb shuttle, you can transfer for free to any local METRO bus route service for the next 3 hours.

Download the METRO curb2curb App


The METRO curb2curb app allows you to book a ride on the Acres Homes curb2curb shuttle, on-demand via your smartphone.

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Tap the appropriate button below to download the METRO curb2curb app from Google Play (for Android phones) or the App Store (for Apple iOS):

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