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About this app

METRO is the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, serving the Greater Houston, Texas region with safe, clean, reliable, accessible and friendly public transportation services.

The official METRO TRIP app is a personalized navigation tool that allows you to quickly and easily manage your trip on local bus or METRORail. It requires a cellular network or wireless connection.

By allowing the app to access your location, you’ll see:

• Nearby local bus and METRORail routes
• Actual arrival times for nearby buses
• Scheduled arrival time for nearby METRORail

The app also allows you to plan your trip so you can get step by step directions for how to go (using local bus or METRORail), how long it’s expected to take, and a link to the METRO Q Ticketing app where you can purchase a ticket to ride with a credit card, PayPal, Google Pay or Apple Pay.

As part of your trip planning, you can take advantage of the app’s unique My Stop Technology, a personal trip guide that uses Bluetooth to link your app to thousands of beacons in the METRO service area. They allow the app to deliver notifications or pulse vibrations when you’re approaching your:

• Starting a bus stop or rail platform
• Transfer point (if applicable)
• Destination bus stop or rail platform

Just plan your trip and watch or listen to your phone to monitor progress.

• Android phones running an OS of 5.0 and above. Up to 2 versions behind will be supported.

For assistance, please contact METRO Customer Service at 713-635-4000 or visit the website at
Updated on
Nov 17, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
1.25K reviews
A Google user
September 24, 2019
Dangerously misleading in a crisis. Though useful under normal circumstances the app doesn't do a good job of notifying when the metro shuts down (such as due to weather). It keeps calculating arrivals as if the buses were still running. This can string the user along with false hope of evacuation until your phone dies, the hotels are full, and you're facing the prospect of a night on the streets.
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A Google user
November 19, 2019
App riddled with bugs. Constantly having to restart the app in order to get it to function. I question the real time tracking as countless times the bus comes 10 minutes earlier or 25 minutes later than the "real time" specifies. Despite these flaws, it is still helpful if you're new to Houston or unfamiliar with bus times in your area.
11 people found this review helpful
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Sam Rainey
June 1, 2021
This is a dope app because based on location, you are provided several bus route options based on whether you want to have a shorter walking distance, shorter travel time and/or least transfers used. The app auto-populates as you progress throughout your journey. Metro is a fool for that...Wow, I honestly expected a redundant app from ya'll, however I'm eating my words. Metro for the longest had thrived on inefficient, menial, and boring activity. In 2021, times sure have changed for Metro.🥴
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What's new

Bug fixes and performance improvements