Created in 1978 by Houston-area voters, METRO provides a wide range of transportation services to the region. It is funded by a one-cent sales tax. Last year, METRO carried more than 125 million boardings on its system of buses, light rail and HOV lanes. This was the highest number of boardings in METRO's history.
About The BloggerMETRO employee, Mary Sit, is a Texan with deep roots in Houston. Born at St. Joseph’s Hospital - the birthplace of Patrick Swayze, Kenny Rogers and Barbara Mandrell - she graduated from the University of Houston with a major in journalism. Mary has worked in television news and print and is a former business writer with the Boston Globe and the Houston Chronicle. She also produces and hosts a public affairs show, “Asian Focus,” on Boston’s NBC-affiliate. In addition to Houston, she has lived in Hawaii, Japan, Hong Kong, London, Taiwan and Spain.
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