Rush Hour and a Big Soccer Game at Reliant: Metro Says It's Ready
There's a big soccer doubleheader at Reliant Stadium tomorrow, including both Team USA and the star-studded Mexico squad. They're not playing each other, but combined they'll bring enough fans to pack the place.
Which could be a problem, since the first game begins at 6 p.m.
Metro says it's taking steps to minimize the hassle and has things under control.
"METRO is perfecting its service for big events. We learned a lot with the recent NCAA Final Four event," says Metro V-P Andrew Skabowski.
Among the changes:
-- Additional 322 TMC shuttle service - every nine minutes - 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
-- METRO Ambassadors on southbound platforms at Memorial Hermann/Zoo, Dryden, Texas Medical Center and Smith Lands will assist passengers starting at 4 p.m.
-- Extra shuttle buses for rail clearing will be staged on site at 9 p.m.
-- METRO Police Department will assign extra officers beginning at 4 p.m. to monitor activities.
-- Rail users may use bus shuttles after the game.
Metro will also have booths set up to sell fare wristbands starting at 4 p.m.
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