Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County

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The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, also known as Houston METRO or simply METRO, is the transit provider for Houston, Texas. METRO provides service to the City of Houston; unincorporated Harris County; and 14 smaller cities ("multi-cities") within Harris County, including Bellaire, Bunker Hill Village, El Lago, Hedwig Village, Hilshire Village, Humble, Hunters Creek Village, Katy, Missouri City, Piney Point Village, Southside Place, Spring Valley Village, Taylor Lake Village, and West University Place.

History

(Under Review due to Dead Links)

Facilities

Passenger Facilities

Transit Centers

  • Acres Homes Transit Center, 1220 West Little York Rd., Houston, TX 77008
    • Connecting Routes: 3, 30, 44, 64, 344
  • Bellaire Transit Center, 5110 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77401
    • Connecting Routes: 2, 20, 49, 65, 309, 310, 402
  • Burnett Transit Center, 1450 North Main St., Houston, TX 77009
    • Connecting Routes: 3, 51, 52, 79, 700 (Red Line)
  • Downtown Transit Center, 1900 Main St., Houston, TX 77002
    • Connecting Routes: 6, 11, 32, 44, 51, 52, 54, 82, 85, 102, 108, 137, 160, 161, 162, 222, 236, 244, 247, 291, 700 (Red Line)
  • Eastwood Transit Center, 4400 Gulf Fwy., Houston, TX 77023
    • Connecting Routes: 4, 9, 25, 40, 41, 50, 80, 244, 249
  • Fannin South Transit Center, 1604 West Bellford St., Houston, TX 77054
    • Connecting Routes: 8, 11, 73, 87, 700 (Red Line)
  • Fifth Ward/Denver Harbor Transit Center, 1500 Lockwood Dr., Houston, TX 77020
    • Connecting Routes: 11, 28, 48, 66, 77, 78, 80, 137
  • Greenspoint Transit Center, 12455 Greenspoint Rd., Houston, TX 77060
    • Connecting Routes: 6, 56, 85, 86, 99, 102, 399
  • Hiram Clarke Transit Center, 3600 W Fuqua St., Houston, TX 77045
    • Connecting Routes: 11, 14, 54, 98, 314
  • Hobby Transit Center, 7800 Airport Blvd., Houston, TX 77061
    • Connecting Routes: 40, 50 73, 88
  • Kashmere Transit Center, 5910 Kirsh Rd., Houston, TX 77026
    • Connecting Routes: 3, 26, 29, 36, 51, 52, 80, 97, 377
  • Magnolia Park Transit Center, 6948 Harrisburg Blvd., Houston, TX 77011
    • Connecting Routes: 20, 28, 38, 50, 76, 800 (Green Line)
  • Mesa Transit Center, 9419 Mesa Dr., Houston, TX 77028
    • Connecting Routes: 45, 52, 78, 97
  • Mission Bend Transit Center, 13855 Alief Clodine Rd., Houston, TX 77083
    • Connecting Routes: 2, 4, 25, 73, 151
  • Northline Transit Center, 7705 Fulton Dr., Houston, TX 77022
    • Connecting Routes: 23, 36, 45, 56, 79, 96, 700 (Red Line)
  • Northwest Transit Center, 7373 Old Katy Rd., Houston, TX 77024
    • Connecting Routes: 39, 47, 58, 66, 70, 72, 84, 85, 89, 160, 161, 162, 216, 217, 219, 298, 433 (Silver Line)
  • Palm Center Transit Center, 5409 Griggs Rd., Houston, TX 77021
    • Connecting Routes: 5, 87, 900 (Purple Line)
  • Southeast Transit Center, 6000 Scottcrest Dr., Houston, TX 77021
    • Connecting Routes: 5, 28, 29, 54, 60, 360
  • Texas Medical Center (TMC) Transit Center, 6934 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77030
    • Connecting Routes: 2, 4, 10, 14, 27, 28, 41, 56, 60, 68, 84, 87, 270, 291, 292, 297, 298, 402, 700 (Red Line)
  • West Loop Transit Center, 4675 Braeswood Blvd., Houston, TX 77096
    • Connecting Routes: 7, 49, 68
  • Westpark/Lower Uptown Transit Center, 5105 Westpark Dr., Houston, TX 77056
    • Connecting Routes: 20, 292, 309, 310, 433 (Silver Line)
  • Wheeler Transit Center, 4590 Main St., Houston, TX 77001
    • Connecting Routes: 5, 25, 65, 152, 153, 700 (Red Line)

Park and Ride Lots

  • Addicks Park and Ride, 14230 Old Katy Rd., Houston, TX 77079
    • Connecting Routes: 75, 162, 228, 229, 298
  • Bay Area Park and Ride, 801 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77062
    • Connecting Routes: 247, 249
  • Baytown Park and Ride, 6550 Garth Rd., Baytown, TX 77521
    • Connecting Routes: 237
  • Conroe Park and Ride, 131 1/2 IH 45 North., Conroe, TX 77304
    • Connecting Routes: 291
  • Cypress Park and Ride, 25210 US 290 Service Road., Cypress, TX 77429
    • Connecting Routes: 217, 219
  • Eastex Park and Ride, 14400 Humble Rd., Humble, TX 77396
    • Connecting Routes: 83, 256, 259
  • El Dorado Park and Ride, 203 El Dorado Blvd., Friendswood, TX 77546
    • Connecting Routes: 244, 249
  • Fuqua Park and Ride, 11755 Sabo Rd., Houston, TX 77089
    • Connecting Routes: 88, 247, 249
  • Gessner Park and Ride, 9925 Westpark Dr., Houston, TX 77063
    • Connecting Routes: 46, 151
  • Grand Parkway Park and Ride, 1030 North Grand Pkwy., Katy, TX 77449
    • Connecting Routes: 222, 229
  • Hillcroft Park and Ride, 6220 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX 77063
    • Connecting Routes: 151, 152, 153, 269, 309, 310
  • Kingsland Park and Ride, 21669 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX 77450
    • Connecting Routes: 221, 229, 298
  • Kingwood Park and Ride, 3210 West Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood, TX 77345
    • Connecting Routes: 256, 259
  • Kuykendahl Park and Ride, 12920 Kuykendahl Rd., Houston, TX 77090
    • Connecting Routes: 202, 209, 399
  • Maxey Road Park and Ride, 515 Maxey Rd., Houston, TX 77013
    • Connecting Routes: 137, 236, 237
  • Missouri City Park and Ride, 13849 Fondren Rd., Houston, TX 77085
    • Connecting Routes: 63, 98, 270, 314, 363
  • Missouri City/SH 6 Park and Ride, 10250 SH 6, Missouri City, TX 77459
    • Connecting Routes: 271
  • Monroe Park and Ride, 8833 Gulf Fwy., Houston, TX 77017
    • Connecting Routes: 40, 244, 249, 297
  • North Shepherd Park and Ride, 8300 Veterans Memorial Pkwy., Houston, TX 77088
    • Connecting Routes: 3, 27, 30, 40, 59, 64, 96, 99, 108
  • Northwest Station Park and Ride, 18502 Northwest Fwy., Houston, TX 77065
    • Connecting Routes: 237
  • Seton Lake Park and Ride, 7555 Seton Lake Dr., Houston, TX 77086
    • Connecting Routes: 44, 212
  • South Point Park and Ride, 12410 Kurland Dr., Houston, TX 77034
    • Connecting Routes: 297
  • Spring Park and Ride, 17444 Curlsway Rd., Houston, TX 77073
    • Connecting Routes: 86, 99, 204, 209
  • Townsen Park and Ride, Townsen Blvd. and Eastex Fwy., Humble, TX 77338
    • Connecting Routes: 257, 259
  • West Bellfort Park and Ride, 11415 Roark Rd., Houston, TX 77031
    • Connecting Routes: 8, 161, 269, 292
  • West Little York Park and Ride, 15010 Hempstead Rd., Houston, TX 77040
    • Connecting Routes: 45, 46, 216, 219
  • Westchase Park and Ride, 11050 Harwin Dr., Houston, TX 77072
    • Connecting Routes: 151
  • Westwood Park and Ride, 9990 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX 77074
    • Connecting Routes: 152, 269, 292

Operations and Support

Bus Garages

  • Fallbrook (F - "6xx" blocks) - 111 Fallbrook Dr., Houston, TX 77038
  • Hiram Clarke (H - "5xx" blocks) - 4175 Uptown Dr., Houston, TX 77045
  • Kashmere (K - "4xx" blocks) - 5700 Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX 77026
  • Northwest (N - "8xx" blocks) - 5555 Deauville Plaza Dr., Houston, TX 77092
  • Polk (P - "2xx" blocks) - 5700 Polk St., Houston, TX 77023
  • West (W - "3xx" blocks) - 11555 Westpark Dr., Houston, TX 77082

Rail Yards

  • METRORail Operations Center (Red Line Yard) - 1601 West Bellfort, Houston, TX 77054
  • METRORail Service and Inspection Facility (Green/Purple Line Yard) - 5880 Texas Street, Houston, TX 77011

Support Facilities

  • METRO Buffalo Bayou Bus Layover Facility - 801 North San Jacinto St., Houston, TX 77002
  • METRO Central Stores - 1220 McCarty St., Houston, TX 77029
  • METRO Field Service Center - 1215 Labco St., Houston, TX 77029
  • METROLift Contract Facility - 1215 Labco St., Houston, TX 77029
  • METROLift/First Transit - 3250 Telephone Road, Houston, TX 77023
  • METROLift/Yellow Cab - 1406 Hays Street, Houston, TX 77009

Routes

Local Services

Local Bus

Bold Type indicates Frequent Network Route

(x) indicates garage assignment (incomplete as of 15 Feb 2024)

(Table Under Construction as of 15 Feb 2024)

Route Name North/East Terminal South/West Terminal Transit Centers Served Garage Timetable Notes
2 Bellaire TMC TC Mission Bend TC Bellaire TC West Timetable
3 Langley/Little York Antoine Dr Burnett TC Kashmere TC

North Shepherd P&R

Acres Homes TC

Northwest Timetable
4 Beechnut Eastwood TC Mission Bend TC TMC TC West Timetable
5 Southmore Richey Eastwood TC Southeast TC

Palm Center TC

Polk Timetable
6 Jensen/Greens Greenspoint TC Downtown TC Tidwell TC Timetable
7 West Airport West Loop TC Gessner Timetable
8 West Bellfort Fannin South TC West Bellfort TC Hiram Clarke Timetable
9 Gulfton/Holman Eastwood TC Fondren Rd Polk Timetable
10 Willowbend TMC TC Fondren Rd Timetable


Express Bus (Non-Park & Ride)

Circulators and Shuttles

Quickline (Limited Stop)

METRORail and METRORapid

METRORail

  • 700 Red Line
  • 800 Green Line
  • 900 Purple Line

METRORapid

  • 433 Silver Line

Park & Ride (Commuter) Service

(P) = AM/PM Peak Hour Service Only; (M) = Mid-day Service Only)

curb2curb

METRO curb2curb (formerly Community Connector)

  • 314 Hiram Clarke
  • 344 Acres Homes
  • 363 Missouri City
  • 377 Kashmere Late Night

Bus Roster

METRO has a current active fleet of 1,405 ACTIVE buses (as of 1/31/2018), which includes 7 Gillig BRT Plus CNG buses, 711 40' conventional transit buses (diesel, hybrid, and CNG models), 399 45' MCI commuter buses (diesel and hybrid models), 88 60' articulated buses (diesel), and 162 paratransit (METROLift) vehicles. METRO also has 38 Arboc Spirit of Mobility models that are used on low ridership routes.

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
50-56 Houston METRO 50-a.jpg 2012 Gillig BRT Plus CNG 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins Westport ISL G ZF 6HP594C
  • Purchased by the Houston Downtown Management District
  • Operated and maintained under contract by METRO
  • Status of these buses unknown; Greenlink bus service discontinued as of July 2020
1400-1413 2019 New Flyer XD60 Cummins L9
  • Currently used on METRORapid 433/Silver Line
1510-1579 Houston METRO 1519-a.jpg 2013 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL9
1580-1599 2016 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL9
  • 1583 and 1587 retired after being completely submerged in floodwaters during Hurricane Harvey
1800-1839 Houston METRO 1801-a.jpg 2014 NABI 40-LFW Gen III
(040.55)
Cummins ISL9
1840-1914 2014 NABI 40-LFW Gen III
(040.55)
Cummins ISL9
  • 1903 retired after being involved in major accident.
1915-1994 Houston METRO 1915-a.jpg 2016 Nova LFS Cummins ISL9
2000 Houston METRO 2000-a.jpg 2014 NABI 40-LFW Gen III CNG
(040.55)
Cummins Westport ISL G
2001-2049 2015 NABI 40-LFW Gen III CNG
(040.55)
Cummins Westport ISL G
2050 2018 Nova Bus LFS CNG Cummins L9N
2051-2079 2019 Nova Bus LFS CNG Cummins L9N
2400-2499 2017-18 NFI XD40 Cummins L9
  • Houston Awards New Flyer a Contract for 100 Xcelsior® Buses.[1]
2500-2534 2020 Nova Bus LFS HEV Cummins B6.7 BAE Systems HDS 200
hybrid system
3550-3589 2007 NFI DE41LFR Cummins ISL Allison EP40
hybrid system
  • 3580-3587 are painted in the Quickline livery.
3601-3696 Houston METRO 3626-a.jpg 2008-2009 OBI Orion VII NG HEV
(07.501)
Cummins ISB BAE Systems HybriDrive
hybrid system
  • Equipped with Lithium-Ion batteries for energy storage.
4370-4409 2020 Ram
New England Wheels
ProMaster 3500
Frontrunner
4601-4680 Houston METRO 4631-a.jpg 2010 OBI Orion VII NG HEV
(07.501)
Cummins ISB BAE Systems HybriDrive
hybrid system
  • Equipped with Lithium-Ion batteries for energy storage.
5002-5010 2008 MCI D4500CTH Cummins ISL Allison EP50
hybrid system
5011-5102 Houston METRO 5098-a.jpg 2009 MCI D4500CTH Cummins ISL Allison EP50
hybrid system
5103-5122 2010 MCI D4500CTH Cummins ISL Allison EP50
hybrid system
5150-5219 Houston METRO 5187-a.jpg 2014 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX Allison B500
5220-5244 2015 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX Allison B500
5245-5254 Houston METRO 5249-a.jpg 2016 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX Allison B500
5255-5299 2017 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX12 Allison B500
  • Part of a Three-Year Contract with Options for 169 Commuter Coaches.[2]
  • Delivery of 1st group of 45 D4500CTs has been completed.
5300-5354 2018 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX12 Allison B500
  • 5344-5346 used for Conroe Connection commuter bus service
5355-5403 2019 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX12
5404-5413 2020 MCI D4500CT Cummins X12
5800-5899 Houston METRO 5803-a.jpg 2011 OBI Orion VII EPA10 HEV
(07.501)
Cummins ISB6.7 BAE Systems HybriDrive
hybrid system
  • Equipped with Lithium-Ion batteries for energy storage.

On order

Fleet
Number(s)
Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
3000-3019 2022 Nova Bus LFSe+ Options for up to 20 more buses.[3]
TBD (160 units) 2024-2025 NFI XD40 Cummins L9 With options for 50 more buses.[4]

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
10-35 Houston METRO 24-a.jpg 1998 Chance AH-28 Cummins ISB Allison B300R
36 2000 Chance AH-28 Cummins ISB Allison B300R
37-40 1999 Chance AH-28 Cummins ISB Allison B300R
41-46 2000 Chance AH-28 Cummins ISB Allison B300R
301-310 Renumbered 3301-3310
311-318 Renumbered 3311-3318
319-324 Renumbered 3319-3324
325-334 Renumbered 3325-3334
335-344 Renumbered 3335-3344
401-445 Renumbered 3401-3445
475-486 Renumbered 3475-3486
600-699 Renumbered 3600-3699
800-1126 1979 Grumman Flxible 870
(53102-8-1)
Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730 Formerly HouTran 800-1126.
1150-1164 1986 Neoplan USA AN340/3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-740
  • Ex-National Transit Services; bought in 1993.
  • 1 unit was found in a storage lot known as Diesel Tech in Pflugerville, TX in 2012. However it has since closed.[5]
1200-1254 1979 Eagle Model 05 Detroit Diesel 8V71
1255-1299 1984 Eagle Model 10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA MUI Voith D864.2
  • Some units had their Voith transmissions replaced with Allison HT-748 ATEC transmissions in the 1990's.
  • Retired circa 1997-1999; around 79 Eagles were auctioned off in November 1999.
1300-1354 1985 Eagle Model 10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA MUI Voith D864.2
Allison HT-740
  • Some units delivered with Voith transmissions were later replaced with Allison HT-748 ATEC transmissions in the 1990's.
  • Retired circa 1997-1999.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
1400-1449 1984
1985
Crown Ikarus 286.08 Cummins NHHTC Allison HT-740
Voith D864.2
  • 1984 models.
  • Delivered by fall 1985.
  • Final model 286's built by Crown Ikarus.
  • They were the only 286's besides the 1977 prototype to be spec'd with single headlights.
  • Retired in 1997.
  • 1447 was found in between Navasota, TX & Anderson, TX on 1/17/2014.[6] It was sitting in the same spot since at least 2005. It remains externally intact as 2021.[7][8]
1450-1485 Houston METRO 1463-a.jpg 1992 Neoplan USA AN460A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA PING Allison HTB-748
  • Diesel/LNG Dual-Fuel
  • Suburban seating
  • Later converted to diesel only before retiring.
  • Retired circa 2005-2007.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
1486-1503 1993 Neoplan USA AN460A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA PING Allison HTB-748
  • Diesel/LNG Dual-Fuel
  • Suburban seating
  • Later converted to diesel only before retiring.
  • Retired circa 2005-2007.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
1600-1699 1979 Grumman Flxible 870
(40102-8-1)
Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
1700-1851 1978 GMC RTS-01
(TH-8201)
Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
1901-1908 7/1981 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
1909-2038 2-3/1982 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
2039-2138 3-4/1983 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
2139-2188 7-9/1983 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
2200-2356 1985 Flxible Metro "A"
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
2400-2408 1989 Ikarus USA 416.02 Caterpillar 3176 ZF 4HP590
  • Retired in 2003.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
2409-2519 1990 Ikarus USA 416.02 Caterpillar 3176 ZF 4HP590
  • Retired circa 2003.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
2520-2578 1990-1991 Ikarus USA 416.02 Caterpillar 3176 ZF 4HP590
  • 1991 models.
  • Retired in 2003.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
2579 1991 Ikarus USA 416.03 LNG Detroit Diesel Series 50[9] Allison HTB-748
  • Altoona test bus from May 26, 1992 to October 16, 1992.
  • Used the 416.02 VIN code despite being a 416.03 model.
  • Originally Diesel/LNG Dual-Fuel powered with a Detroit Diesel 6V92TA PING engine.
  • It was converted to diesel powered and was repowered with a new engine before retiring.[9]
  • Retired circa 2005.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
2580-2585 1992 American Ikarus 416.02 Caterpillar 3176 ZF 4HP590
  • First model 416 buses built by American Ikarus, previously built by Ikarus USA.
  • Retired circa 2005.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
2586-2645 1993 American Ikarus 416.03 LNG Detroit Diesel 6V92TA PING Allison HTB-748
  • Diesel/LNG Dual-Fuel.
  • Later converted to diesel only before retiring.
  • Retired in 2005-2007.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
2700-2729 1991 Ikarus USA 416.04 Caterpillar 3176 ZF 4HP590
  • 1992 models.
  • Suburban configuration
  • Delivered & entered service in fall 1991.
  • Retired in 2005-2006.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
2730-2753 1992 American Ikarus 416.04 Caterpillar 3176 ZF 4HP590
  • Suburban configuration
  • Retired circa 2005-2006.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
2770-2799 1992 Stewart and Stevenson Apollo T-40 Diesel/LNG Detroit Diesel 6V92TA PING[10]
Caterpillar 3197 Multi-fuel(?)
Allison HTB-748
ZF
  • Mercedes-Benz O371 chassis
  • Diesel/LNG Dual-Fuel.
  • Retired circa 2002-2003.
  • 2792 was kept as a marketing bus for a while after retirement, but was eventually disposed of.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
2800-2899 Houston METRO 2831-a.jpg 2000 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
2900-2949 2000 NFI D40LF Cummins ISC Allison B400R
3000-3029 Houston METRO 3024-a.jpg 1986 Neoplan USA AN430A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
  • Retired circa 2000.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
3035 ? Retired by 2000.[11]
3040 Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County 3040-a.jpg 1993 Neoplan N8012 Cummins B5.9 ZF 4HP500
  • Ex-Neoplan USA demonstrator (displayed at the 1993 APTA Expo); purchased in 1994.
  • Retired circa 2003.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
3050 Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County 3050-a.jpg ? Stewart and Stevenson Apollo T-40
3051 ? Retired by 2000.[11]
3080-3084 1985 Skillcraft Transmaster 3084 to World Transportation 095.
3090-3094 1986 MAN Americana
(SL-40102L)
MAN D2566 MLUH Renk-Doromat 874B Sold to World Transportation as 656-660 in 1991.
3100-3150 1989 Stewart and Stevenson Starship S-25 Brazilian-built Marcopolo Senior chassis
3200-3234 1990 Goshen GCC-900
3200-3535 Houston METRO 3212-a.jpg 2001 NFI D40LF Cummins ISC ZF 5HP590
3301-3310 11/1967 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
3311-3318 2/1968 GMC T6H-5305A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
3319-3324 9-10/1968 GMC T6H-5305A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
3325-3334 8/1969 GMC T6H-5305A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
3335-3344 9/1971 GMC T6H-5305A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
3401-3445 8/1964 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
3475-3486 3/1964 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
3751, 3576, 3577 ? Retired by 2000.[11]
3600-3699 5/1975 GMC T8H-5307A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8
3700-3740 Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County 3720-a.jpg 1993 Neoplan USA AN345/3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748 Replaced by the MCI D4500CTH coaches.
3741-3760 1994 Neoplan USA AN345/3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748 Replaced by the MCI D4500CTH coaches.
3800-3849 1992 Stewart and Stevenson Gemini S-29 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA PING Allison HTB-748
  • Diesel/LNG Dual-Fuel
  • Ferroni minibus chassis
  • Suburban configuration
  • Retired circa 2002-2003.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
3900-3934 1992 Stewart and Stevenson Gemini T-29 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA PING Allison HTB-748
  • Diesel/LNG Dual-Fuel
  • Ferroni minibus chassis
  • Retired circa 2003.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
3961 ? Retired by 2000.[11]
4000-4029 Houston METRO 4018-a.jpg 1996 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
4030-4096, 4107-4156 Houston METRO 4054-a.jpg 1997-1998 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
4097-4101 1998 NFI C40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R 1997 models
4102-4106 Houston METRO 4104-a.jpg 1998 NFI L40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50G
Cummins ISB
Allison B400R
Allison EP40 hybrid system
  • 1997 models
  • 4103-4106 were converted to diesel-electric hybrid buses.
  • Based out of the Polk Bus Operating Facility.
4200 (1st) 1996 NFI D30LF Detroit Diesel Series 40E Allison B300R
4200 (2nd), 4201-4259 Houston METRO 4250-a.jpg 1997 NFI D30LF Detroit Diesel Series 40E Allison B300R
4260-4327 Metropolitan Transit Authority Harris County 4310-a.jpg 1998 NFI D30LF Detroit Diesel Series 40E Allison B300R
4330-4369 Houston METRO 4330-a.jpg 2013 Chevrolet/Arboc G4500/Spirit of Mobility GM Vortec 6.0L (gasoline)
  • Used on routes with low ridership.
  • 4364 & 4369 are used for training purposes.
4400-4409 1996 Neoplan USA AN460A Detroit Diesel Series 50
Cummins ISL
Allison B500R
  • Suburban configuration
  • Some units were repowered.
  • Retired circa 2009-2011.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
4410-4441 1997 Neoplan USA AN460A Detroit Diesel Series 50
Cummins ISL
Allison B500R
  • Suburban configuration
  • Some units were repowered.
  • Retired circa 2009-2011.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
4442-4467 Houston METRO 4464-a.jpg 1999 Neoplan USA AN460A Detroit Diesel Series 50
Cummins ISL
Allison B500R
  • Suburban configuration
  • Some units were repowered.
  • Retired circa 2012.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
4500-4547 Houston METRO 4535-a.jpg 1997 Neoplan USA AN460A Detroit Diesel Series 50
Cummins ISL
Allison B500R
  • Some units were repowered.
  • 4543 caught on fire and was involved in an accident in 2005. It retired.
  • Retired circa 2009-2011.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
4548-4579 1998 Neoplan USA AN460A 4548-4567: Cummins ISL
4568-4579: Detroit Diesel Series 50
Allison B500R
  • 4548-4567 were repowered.
  • 4557 & 4578 to RGRTA 3xx & 354 in late 2006.
  • Retired circa 2011-2012.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
4580-4589 1999 Neoplan USA AN460A Detroit Diesel Series 50
Cummins ISL
Allison B500R
  • Some units were repowered.
  • 4580, 4585 & 4589 to RGRTA 3xx, 353 & 3xx in late 2006.
  • Retired & auctioned off circa 2012.
  • See series page for detailed disposition info.
4691-4692 Houston METRO 4691-a.jpg 2011 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 Returned to Nova Bus after the completion of the 6-month trial period.
4700-4726 Houston METRO 4715-a.jpg 1998 NFI D45S Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
4727-4803 1999 NFI D45S Detroit Diesel Series 60 ZF 5HP600
4810-4899 2001 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
4900-4948 Houston METRO 4918-a.jpg 2002 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
  • 2003 models.
  • Retired in 2019.
4949-4973 Houston METRO 4968-a.jpg 10/2006 MCI D4500CT Detroit Diesel Series 60 EGR Allison B500R
  • 2007 models.
  • Retired in 2021.
5001 Houston METRO 5001-a.jpg 2007 MCI D4500CTH Cummins ISL Allison EP50
hybrid system
  • Originally received as a prototype

Paratransit (METROLift)

Current Roster

Fleet Number Range Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Name Engine Transmission Notes
843-901 abc 2010 Chevrolet/Champion Express/Challenger 1 unit in non-revenue service (spill/rail response).
961-998 abc 2013 Ford/Goshen GC II 7 unis in non-revenue service (spill/rail response).
999-1038 abc 2014 Ford/Goshen E450/GC II Operated by METRO & First Transit.
1039-1078 2015 Goshen GC II Operated by First Transit.
1079-1118 2016 Goshen GC II Operated by METRO.
1119-1158 2017 Glaval Universal Operated by First Transit.

Retired Roster

Fleet Number Range Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Name Engine Transmission Notes
201-285 1992 Collins Civic
500-599 1995 Metrotrans Classic II
600-717 abc 2000 Ford/Goshen E-Series/Pacer II Operated by First Transit.
725-842 abc 2006 Ford/Champion E-Series/Challenger
  • 27 random units in service on certain low-ridership routes.
  • Operated by MV Transit. ALL retired; replaced by Arboc Spirit of Mobility vehicles.
902-960 2011 Chevrolet/Champion Express/Challenger Operated by First Transit.

Light Rail

Current Roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model
Class
Motors Notes
101-115 2002 Siemens S70 Avanto
H1
Siemens
116-118 2004 Siemens S70 Avanto
H1
Siemens
201-219 2012 Siemens S70 Avanto
H2
Siemens
301-339 Houston METRO 306-a.jpg 2014 CAF Urbos 3
H3
401-414 2022 Siemens S700
H4
Siemens

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