Every year like clockwork, METRO prepares to transport thousands of riders to the world's largest rodeo. And we do it for about three consecutive weeks. This year, the rodeo opens officially today and runs through March18.
Almost every department is involved in pulling of this annual event seamlessly. Here's a snapshot of some behind-the-scenes work…by the numbers.
67: Buses assigned to shuttles on weekdays
94: Buses assigned to weekend shuttles
2: METROLift buses at each Park & Ride
2: Service (and training) supervisors at each Park & Ride
3: Service supervisors to manage the clearing buses in the Knight Road/Holly Hall staging area
4: K-9 officers working the rodeo scene
689: Hours assigned to MPD officers
25: MPD officers and fare inspectors assigned to rodeo
380,000: Passengers who rode the rail to the rodeo last year
11: Number of staffers operating the parking booth every day at Fannin South Transit Center
35,000: Tickets expected to sell this year
1,455: Parking spaces at Fannin South which sometimes sell out twice a day
35,000: Flyers produced
125: Rail posters
40: Park & Ride posters
35: Park & Ride banners
15: Fannin South Transit Center posters promoting "Ride to the Rodeo"
300: Retail flyers
14: Banners at METRO's activation booth at NRG with Discovery bus
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