METRO STAR is a vanpool service from Houston's METRO public transportation system, serving an eight-county region including Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery, Waller and Harris Counties. As a result, you don't need to live inside the METRO main service area in order to participate in a vanpool.
- Register to find others who live and work near you and have similar schedules. You can also email STAR@ridemetro.org.
- Many employers in the Memorial District provide financial support to employees as a transportation benefit to help further reduce the individual monthly STAR cost. Ask your employer today.
- STAR riders and bus patrons without midday service can sign up for the Emergency Ride/Guaranteed Ride Home program. The free service provides commuters a way home in the event of a midday emergency, up to three times per calendar year.
- Vanpoolers get free use of HOV lanes, which makes their commute faster than driving alone. METRO provides information about High Occupancy Vehicle and High Occupancy Toll lanes (HOV and HOT lanes).