Houston’s METRO Begins Installing Newly Designed Bus Shelters
METRO (Houston, TX) customers will soon enjoy an even more comfortable wait at stops as the Authority adds hundreds of newly designed bus shelters across the region. METRO leadership, elected officials, and community partners recently cut the ribbon on the first of the modernized shelters.
The shelters are an update to the long-standing bus shelter design and feature a silver-colored, more durable structure with steel framing and solar powered lighting to enhance the customer experience.
“From new shelters to accessibility upgrades, we at METRO are committed to making the necessary improvements for the region to ensure that every customer has a safe and reliable commute,” METRO Board Chair Sanjay Ramabhadran said.
METRO’s Facilities Maintenance Department will install 30 shelters each month, 400 per year, with a goal of 2,000 in the next five years. The first installations will focus on stops without shelters and then move on to replacing older shelters later in the process. Learn more about the program.