METRO showing hint of GREEN

Recently announced by the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Director of Community Outreach, Karen Marshall, are plans for METRO to become a bit greener. This Friday, April 20th at Noon at 1900 Main Street, METRO President and CEO Frank WIlson, State Senator Rodney Ellis, and other bicycle advocates are holding a press conference where they will announce the implementation of bike racks on the METRO bus fleet. They would love to have as many cyclists as possible actually ride their bikes to the building on that day. There will also be refreshments from Whole Food Market along with demos from various bike shops in the lobby.

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In addition to the bike racks, the meeting is a chance to see the sleek new hybrid bus and show your support for greener transportation in our city.

3 Comments so far

  1. katya (unregistered) on April 18th, 2007 @ 9:31 am

    I LOVE the biking idea, I really really do. But man… this is Houston!! Will this mean the rapid increase of biker deaths!?!? Huge-ass pick up trucks are attracted to bicyclists like moths to a porch light, aren’t they?

    (just kidding… kind of)

    Cool news about the new hybrid buses as well… Green is good, hopefully it sticks.


  2. Derek Shumate (unregistered) on April 18th, 2007 @ 10:42 am

    This is great! Riding bikes with the speeding beasts is truly dangerous but if we never take the first couple of steps we will never reach the point of safe bike travel in Houston.


  3. Dhaval M. (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 9:58 am

    Dhaval here of NYC Metblogs. I just read the other day on a bank advertisement, “Free Green Kit with opening of new business checking account.”

    What does that even mean? With Wal-Mart going green; I have a feeling that pretty soon, we’re all going to be drowning in green overload.

    I think it’s ideal to reduce pollution, but when it comes to other “green” matters, I think it’s becoming a marketing tool for the MAN instead of its true self.



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