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The Metro Approved System Reimagining Map

The Approved System Reimagining Map

The System Reimagining Plan was approved by the METRO Board of Directors on February 11, 2015. Implementation of the Reimagined Network is targeted for August 2015.

On the map below you can view the approved Reimagined Network Plan. The individual routes on the map are color coded by their base period frequency, or how often the bus comes at each stop on a route. The base network is the network that would be in place during the weekday midday and weekend time periods (many routes would run more often during the weekday peak periods). Click on a route for more detailed information.

Downloadable maps are available at the bottom of the page.

Click Here to open the Interactive Map in a full screen viewer.
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The different service types shown on the map include:

  • Red: “The Frequent Network” Local buses run every 15 minutes or better, at least 15 hours a day, 7 days a week, on major streets, serving neighborhoods, jobs, education, medical care, and retail. Whatever you want to do, whenever you want to do it, frequent local will get you there.
  • Blue: Local buses run every 16 to 30 minutes with many of the characteristics of the Frequent Network.  These provide connections to many places in the METRO Service Area.
  • Green Routes: Local buses run every 31 to 60 minutes, at least 14 hours a day, 7 days a week, connecting more neighborhoods and other destinations to the network. Local buses connect to transit centers, frequent local buses, and rail.
  • Orange: Express services that run weekday peak hours only.  Large segments of the route use the freeway to speed up their trip connecting people to jobs and activity centers like Downtown or Uptown.
  • METRORail: Color coded by route name. Connect to major activity centers like Downtown, the Texas Medical Center, and major universities. Operates frequently, every 6 to 12 minutes, and fast, bypassing traffic by running in its own lane.

The METRO Service Area boundary is shown as a thin dashed purple line. You can click on individual routes to get a popup with more details. When you click on a route, there is a link at the bottom of the popup that allows you to open a detailed overview of the route. At the bottom of the page are links to additional files you can download to review the draft network in greater detail.

While the map shows the base network, many routes will have higher frequency (meaning the buses will come more often) during morning and afternoon peak periods when travel demands are typically at their highest levels. There will also be periods in the late evening when demand on the system is lower and buses may arrive less frequently than in the base period.

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