METRO Expands curb2curb Microtransit Service, Houston, TX, 2022
5 minutes Date Launched: Aug 21, 2022
Credit: Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) is expanding its microtransit service, curb2curb, to the Hiram Clarke area in southwest Houston. With this service, customers can request point-to-point rides up to seven days in advance to anywhere within a service area of just over 20 square miles. Customers can order their rides through the curb2curb app or by phone; they can also board the vehicles without notice at two anchor points, the Missouri City Park and Ride and the Hiram Clarke Transit Center. At these anchor points, customers can also transfer to and from several METRO fixed bus routes.
A standard single-ride fare on curb2curb is $1.25, with discounts available to seniors and students. Curb2curb customers can pay for their rides using a METRO Q® Fare Card or METRO Day Pass. RideCo serves as the booking and routing technology partner for this microtransit service. All curb2curb vehicles are wheelchair accessible. In the Hiram Clarke zone, curb2curb rides are available from 5 AM to 7 PM, seven days a week.
The Hiram Clarke area now serves as curb2curb’s fourth zone, demonstrating the success of this microtransit service. curb2curb, like many microtransit services, can be a practical mobility solution for transit customers in lower-density and suburban areas across the Houston area.