July 2017

Commuter Solutions  

Fares And How To Ride

How to Ride

Getting ready to ride the bus?
Here are four easy steps to make your ride more enjoyable.

  1. Plan your trip ahead of time using our Destination GuideMETRO's Trip Planner tool, METRO's T.R.I.P. app, or Google Transit.
  2. Get a Q Card.  It works just like a debit card and is used to pay bus fare. Refer to the list below or click here to find a Q Card retailer in your area; you can also order a Q Card online. Until you have a Q card, you can pay $1.25 cash for local bus routes. Information on park and ride fares can be found here
  3. Walk, bike or ride to your bus pick up location with Q Card or cash in hand and board the bus. Simply touch your Q Card to the reader to pay your fare. Want to load your bike on the bus? Visit Bikes on Buses for a few simple tips. 
  4. Earn rewards for riding the bus. Sign up for free at www.nuride.com and earn rewards for logging your green trips!

 Q Card Retailer Locations

Pick up or load more transit value on your metro q card at the following convenient locations:

Valero Corner Store 11730 Westheimer     77077 281-497-6620 Royal Oaks Club Drive & Westheimer
FIESTA 12584 Westheimer   77077 281-596-0600 S Dairy Ashford & Westheimer
HEB 11815 Westheimer 77077 281.497.7991 Westheimer @ Kirkwood
Kroger 1520 Eldridge 77077 281.496.6063 Westheimer @ Kirkwood
Kroger 12555 Briar Forest Dr 77077 281.496.9186 Briar Forest @ Dairy Ashford
Kroger 14344 Memorial Dr 77079 281.493.1702 Memorial @ Dairy Ashford
Randall's 14610 Memorial Dr 77079 281-497-0630 Memorial & Dairy Ashford
FIESTA 4330 Hwy 6 N 77084 281-856-5200 SH 6 & Clay Road