Veteran's Day is coming up in a month, and now is the perfect time for qualified veterans to apply for a METRO Veterans Pass.
The pass gives qualified disabled or decorated veterans free unlimited local bus, Park & Ride and METRORail service.
U.S. vets must have suffered a service-connected disability, or earned a medal of valor. Applications can be picked up at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at 6900 Almeda Rd. or you can download an application.
METRO reached out to veterans at the Houston Stand Down event at MacGregor Park on Oct. 5, an annual event designed to assist veterans. METRO hosted pop-up tents erected near three light-rail platforms along the Red Line. Public Affairs staff, along with Street Team members, were stationed near Wheeler Transit Center, McGowen and Northline Transit Center/HCC Station.
"It is important to reach out to military veterans because mobility needs are critical to ensuring that they can access medical services, jobs and other destinations," said Mike Martinez, director of Public Engagement, and a former Marine.
METRO issued more than 80 reloadable METRO Q® Fare Cards to veterans at the event. If you don't have a Q Card yet, pick up one at any of these retailers. For every 50 paid rides, you get five free rides. Plus, to show our appreciation, we have Rider Rewards for you. Simply show your Q Card to any of these eateries, shops or museums – and get a discount.
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