Houston METRO: The future of transit is an inclusive one

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston METRO) is continuing its efforts to make its system and facilities accessible for all.

Bluetooth bus beacons, Braille signage and better bus stops are just a few examples of how Houston METRO is improving mobility access.

While Houston METRO’s entire fleet of buses and trains is already accessible to people living with disabilities, improvements to bus stops, bus shelters and public facilities make it easier for riders to use the system — giving all customers greater access to mobility.

In 2017, Houston METRO launched a universal design philosophy that ensures compliance with requirements set by the ADA and maximizes benefits to all people, regardless of their age, size or ability. To advance that goal, the authority developed and adopted eight fundamental principles.