One more problem solved as regards the Texans: Getting to home games.
It's maybe not as important as making sure Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson make it through the season without missing a half-dozen games each to injury, but if you're a fan headed to Reliant, you do want your experience to be as hassle-free as possible.
To aid in that goal, Metro is once again offering free light-rail rides to the park, meaning not only do you save a couple of dollars, but you avoid having to queue up to buy a ticket that probably won't be checked. (Unless you decide to risk it and your luck's running out.)
Better yet -- you get to ride in an Andre Johnson-encased rail car, one wrapped in a picture of him celebrating the kind of big play we all hope he will have to celebrate many times this year.
(Note: Only one rail car will be Johnson-ized, but all will be free.)
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Reliant provided this service last year and they say 155,000 free rides were given as a result.
"Texans fans energize the team and Reliant is proud to bring that energy to the game," said Reliant VP Manny Rodriguez. "We are thrilled to be part of such an outstanding team and appreciate the opportunity to support their fans and our local community."
The free rides will be available every home game day from 5:30 a.m. till midnight, beginning with the opener this Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.