4

Freezing Your Ass Off Tonight? Get On A Metro Vehicle

^
Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

If you somehow find yourself out in the cold with no place to go tonight, one way to escape the freeze will be through Metro.

The transit agency says that in addition to space heaters at 28 Park & Rides, it will park METROLift vehicles at each of the 18 transit centers, where people will be allowed on to board them to get warm. (Transit centers will also have space heaters.)

Says Metro:

Starting at 4:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, METRO will be operating space heaters at 28 Park & Ride lots and 18 Transit Centers.

METRO will operate the heaters until 10:30 a.m. at its Park & Rides and until midnight at the Transit Centers.

The space heaters will also be operating on Saturday, Jan. 9, from 4:30 a.m. until midnight at the 18 Transit Centers.

Starting at 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7 until 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, METRO will be using METROLift vehicles as temporary refuges from the cold at its Transit Centers.

METRO will be parking METROLift vehicles at each of these facilities and will make them available to anyone needing a safe and warm emergency refuge.

The agency doesn't want to be overwhelmed, however. "The METROLift vehicles," it says, "are not intended as a substitute for local homeless shelters, but rather as a last-resort refuge during the overnight hours."

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.