Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, TX (METRO), will hold a virtual public hearing on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 12 p.m. to receive public comment on its proposed June 2021 changes to METRO service. The public hearing w ill be held by telephone and video conference call on the Zoom virtual meeting platform.
The public may join the virtual hearing on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84898063394 or by calling: 346-248-7799 or 1-888-475-4499 (Toll Free), Meeting ID: 848 9806 3394. Participation on Zoom is only necessary if you want to provide comments during the public hearing. Or visit the livestream of the virtual meeting. A video recording of
the hearing will also be archived.
Based on the current guidance from public health officials recommending the limitation of in-person public meetings to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, the public hearing will only be conducted virtually.
The proposed service changes include:
Route Realignments to Routes 32, 45, & 46; Schedule Changes to Routes 4, 6, 8, 25, 32, 45, 46, 54, 80, 82, 88, 96, 209, 219, 229, 236, 249, 259, 269, 291 & 433. METRO will continue to make temporary schedule adjustments in response to social distancing and workforce availability.
Copies of proposed route maps and available timetables will be available beginning on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 for public review on-line, and in the lobby of the METRO RideStore in the Lee P. Brown METRO Administration Building, located at 1900 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002.
Download brochure PDFs in multiple languages
Service Changes brochure (English / Spanish)
Service Changes brochure (Vietnamese / Chinese)
Book of Service Changes (English PDF)
How to Comment
It is recommended that anyone wanting to make public comments register as a public speaker with the METRO Board Office at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing. Interested participants can call 713-739-4834 or email boardoffice@RideMETRO.org and provide their name, address and telephone number. If you pre-register, your comments will be heard first at the public hearing. Your name will be called at the appropriate time for you to make your comments. Alternatively, you may provide public comments after the pre-registered speakers, by selecting the “Raise Hand” feature on the Zoom platform online, or by pressing *9, if joining by telephone. Those calling in will automatically be placed on mute. After an unregistered speaker’s name or number is recognized, their microphone will be unmuted and they will be asked to provide their comments.
You may also provide comments by:
- Writing to us at METRO,
ATTN: June 2021 Service Change
1900 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
- Faxing comments with a subject line referencing “June 2021 Service Change” to 713-652-7956;
- Calling METRO’s Customer Service at 713-635-4000;
- Submitting comments on METRO’s website
All comments should be received by METRO by 12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.