Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Essential Service Keeps Rolling with METRO's Vigilant Response

METRO continues to support local public health officials' response to COVID-19 and assist in hopefully reducing its spread. The efforts include modifying service to connect essential workers to their jobs, instituting rear-boarding for most passengers and encouraging social distancing.
Schedules have been modified to only provide the most essential service. For example, about one third of Texas Medical Center employees depend on METRO to get to work. Click here or the image to see how METRO's operators are on the front lines connecting passengers to those destinations. 
METRO has reduced customer seating by 50 percent to encourage social distancing. Passengers must use the rear door when boarding and exiting a local bus. Fare collection is also temporarily suspended. Click here or the image to see how METRO staff quickly mobilized to get out that message.
METRO continues putting an even greater emphasis on disinfecting surfaces frequently touched by the public during our midday and evening bus and rail cleanings. Click here or the image to watch video of bus cleaning and click here to see how parts of our rail platforms are sanitized