Here you’ll find METRO Matters, a mini-talk show with news makers at METRO, who tell us of the latest events and programs.
You’ll also find METRO marketing videos and press conferences, along with interviews with key METRO leaders that have aired on other broadcast channels.
This 15-minute talk show informs you about important matters you need to know – from building light-rail lines to restaurant discounts with your METRO Q® Fare Card. Meet the people behind the scenes, who make this agency run and help move our buses and trains.
The show airs on Houston Media Source (HMS TV). You can find HMS TV on Comcast’s Channel 17, TV Max Channel 95, Sudden Link Channel 99, Phonoscope Channel 75 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99. It also airs every Tuesday and Thursday on HCCTV at 5:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. HCCTV is found on Comcast’s Channel 19, TV Max Channel 97, Phonoscope Channel 77 and Cebridge Channel 20. METRO Matters is also available 24/7 on HCC’s website via Internet streaming.
METRO Matters: Vehicle of the Future
Imagine stepping into an autonomous vehicle and riding for a few miles. A pilot program of an autonomous vehicle is operating on the campus of Texas Southern University. Listen to Kim Williams, vice president of the Office of Innovation, explain details.
Run 15 mins
METRO Matters: Bus Stops Matter
METRO is making it easier for our disabled and senior community to take the bus. We’re in the midst of an ambitious project to revamp thousands of our bus stops across the region, making them wheelchair-accessible. METRO engineer Tim Mills explains. Then Jamie Williams talks about our free travel training program, where we go out with a disabled or senior patron, on the route they need to use, and show them how easy it is.
Run 15 mins
METRO Matters: We’re Hiring Bus Drivers
METRO is hiring bus operators. Listen to this latest edition of our mini-talk show and find how driving a bus can be a rich and rewarding career. A Human Resources director explains how to qualify, a long-time bus driver tells why he loves being on the road, and a former driver tells how she climbed the ranks to supervisor.
Runs 15 mins
METRO Matters: Using Bluetooth Technology
METRO is using Bluetooth technology to make riding easier and safer for ours riders. Listen to Chief Technology Officer Randy Frazier discuss how METRO is using Bluetooth to help guide passengers to the correct bus stop. Then Tim Kelly, executive vice president of Operations, Public Safety and Customer Service, talks about a pilot project that uses Bluetooth to warn when a train is approaching.
Runs 15 mins
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