METRO offering free rides New Year's Eve, New Year's Day

December 29, 2011 5:57:25 PM PST
METRO is helping Houstonians ring in the New Year safely.

The agency is offering free rides on its regularly scheduled bus and rail service between the hours of 6pm New Year's Eve and 6am New Year's Day.

METRO's bus routes and METRORail will operate a Sunday schedule and it will not be offering its Park & Ride service. The agency's Customer Care Center and RideStore and Lost & Found facilities also will be closed.

Patrons planning on riding the rail on New Year's Day will continue to enjoy free rides for the remainder of the day because of the agency's partnership with Reliant.

On Monday, Jan. 2, local bus routes and METRORail will operate a Sunday schedule and there will be no Park & Ride service. The agency's RideStore and Lost & Found will be closed, but its Customer Care Center will be open 8am-8pm.