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Route 16 Service Alert for Monday, April 23-Monday, May 14

Posted on April 23, 2018 in Alerts

Don't miss this month-long detour for Route 16 UA - Little Rock!

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METRO Hosts Annual Fare-Free Try Transit Day Wednesday, May 2

Posted on April 19, 2018 in Alerts, News

Attend a free transit training April 23 or 30 and learn how to ride our system, than take a free ride on the METRO system Wednesday, May 2!

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METRO Hosts Free METRO Transit 101 Trainings Monday, April 23 and Monday, April 30

Posted on April 19, 2018 in Alerts, News

Everything you ever wanted to learn about how to ride a city/county bus, explained!

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Rock Region METRO Awarded Agency’s Largest-Ever FTA Competitive Grant for Buses

Posted on April 5, 2018 in News

Agency awarded more than $3.5 million for CNG buses

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Fare-Free Bus and Streetcar Rides Monday, Jan. 15 in Honor of MLK Day

Posted on January 10, 2018 in Alerts

Use transit to get to your MLK Day observances on Monday!

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Rock Region METRO Enlists Springsted Waters to Recruit Executive Director

Posted on November 28, 2017 in News

Top job at METRO expected to be filled April 2018

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METRO Launching Nine Modified Bus Routes Monday, Oct. 30

Posted on October 25, 2017 in Alerts, News

Don't be caught unaware of nine modified routes being launched Monday, Oct. 30!

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METRO Assistant Director of Finance Named to Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXXIII

Posted on October 9, 2017 in News

Congrats to Justin Avery for representing METRO in our community through this leadership program!

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METRO Director of Operations Donna Bowers Named Mass Transit 40 Under 40 Awardee

Posted on September 19, 2017 in News

Bowers is the first Arkansas-based transit professional to receive this distinction.

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Rock Region METRO Extends Free Streetcar Rides September-December

Posted on August 16, 2017 in News

Hooray for one less barrier to riding transit!

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Rock Region METRO and Little Rock School District Partner to Offer Universal Transit Pass for High School Students

Posted on August 15, 2017 in News

Fare agreement offers passholders unlimited bus access

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Rock Region METRO and UA – Little Rock Partner to Offer Universal Transit Pass for Students and Staff

Posted on August 10, 2017 in News

The UA - Little Rock U-Pass Program Offers Passholders Unlimited Bus Access

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Rock Region METRO Executive Director Announces Departure

Posted on July 21, 2017 in News

Jarod Varner Joins First Transit Next Month as Regional Vice President

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Rock Region METRO Offers Free Streetcar Rides June 1-Aug. 31

Posted on May 31, 2017 in News

Rock the Rails with three months of free streetcar rides starting June 1!

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Rock Region METRO Launches Summer Youth Pass

Posted on May 18, 2017 in Alerts, News

Three-Month, $30 Unlimited Rides Pass Begins June 1, 2017

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METRO Hosts Annual Ride Transit for Free Day Friday, May 26

Posted on May 16, 2017 in News

Try transit and help our environment Friday, May 26. It's free!

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Rock Region METRO Launches New Website Features

Posted on April 26, 2017 in News

Updates include mega-menu and improved site navigation

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New Wheelchair Securement System Demonstration Thursday, Feb. 9

Posted on February 7, 2017 in Alerts, News

Don't miss this live demonstration opportunity!

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Multi-Modal Transportation Panel Discussion Presented with Clinton School Tuesday, Jan. 24

Posted on January 17, 2017 in Alerts, News

Don't miss this opportunity to learn and share multi-modal transportation wants and needs for Central Arkansas at this community conversation!

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“A Snapshot of METRO” Video Highlights How Transit Connects People with Opportunities

Posted on December 5, 2016 in News

Think you know METRO? Watch this video and see!

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PopUp METRO Hub Features Mock Bus Rapid Transit, Public Art Installation and More Oct. 27-29

Posted on October 19, 2016 in News

Experience "mock" bus rapid transit to Booseum events, the SOMA Cornbread Festival and Chili Fights in the Heights at the PopUp in the Rock METRO Hub event! Plus, we hear there may be a pop-up charging station. Sounds pop-ular!

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Rock Region METRO Offering Fare-Free Day on Election Day for METRO Local and Express, Streetcar

Posted on October 18, 2016 in News

The agency is hosting its first fare-free Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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LRCVB Hosts Downtown Little Rock Walking and Streetcar Tours This Fall

Posted on October 13, 2016 in News

Don't miss the FREE, popular downtown Little Rock walking and streetcar tours, happening Saturdays, Oct. 15 through Nov. 19. It's the perfect season to explore Little Rock!

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Rock Region METRO Sets Date for Annual Service Enhancements Implementation

Posted on September 28, 2016 in News

Modified bus routes, streetcar schedule adjustments and new stop policy launch Monday, Oct. 31.

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Beat the Broadway Bridge Blues with Transit!

Posted on September 22, 2016 in News

Six months of no Broadway Bridge got you down? Let our free WiFi and professional drivers give you something to smile about!

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Rock Region METRO Awarded First-Ever FTA Competitive Grant for Buses

Posted on September 8, 2016 in News

Agency awarded more than $1.6 million for CNG buses, diagnostic center.

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Rock Region METRO Proposes System Enhancements

Posted on June 15, 2016 in News

Agency Proposes Changes to 14 of 26 Bus Routes, Fare Review

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Reminder: No Service Monday, May 30

Posted on May 26, 2016 in News

Have a safe and fun Memorial Day Weekend!

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Rock Region METRO Promotes Ditch the Keys Week with Fare-Free Day May 25

Posted on May 16, 2016 in News

Transit curious? Plan now to leave your car at home Wednesday, May 25 with free bus rides (and WiFi!) all day.

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Tell Us What You Want from Your Public Transit Agency

Posted on May 2, 2016 in News

We are planning annual service enhancements and want your input!

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Meet Harrison Maddox, Avid Bike-and-Rider

Posted on February 28, 2016 in Rider Stories

Harrison Maddox is a Millennial and Rock Region METRO rider who wants more bus routes and more evening runs.

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Metroplan Board of Directors Votes Unanimously to Support MOVE Central Arkansas Plan

Posted on February 24, 2016 in Move Central Arkansas, News

Board members include Mayors Gary Fletcher (Jacksonville), Joe Smith (North Little Rock), Mark Stodola (Little Rock), Mike Watson (Maumelle), Virginia Hillman Young (Sherwood) and Judge Barry Hyde (Pulaski County), who represent the local jurisdictions that fund Rock Region METRO.

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Arkansas Business Features “Vote for Public Transit” Guest Column

Posted on February 22, 2016 in Move Central Arkansas, News

Committee to Connect chairman and Little Rock real estate developer Jimmy Moses is featured in the Feb. 22 issue of Arkansas Business.

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Arkansas Times Features Rock Region METRO in Feb. 18 Cover Story

Posted on February 18, 2016 in Move Central Arkansas, News

A ride-along with three Rock Region METRO passengers reveals exactly how much good one-fourth of a penny can do.

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Maumelle Monitor Runs Article, Endorsement on Sales Tax Initiative to Fund Rock Region METRO System

Posted on February 17, 2016 in Move Central Arkansas, News

The Feb. 17 edition of the Maumelle Monitor features an article and column on the quarter-cent sales tax to fund public transit on the March 1 Pulaski County election ballot.

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North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Endorses Transit Funding Initiative on March 1 Pulaski County Ballot

Posted on February 12, 2016 in Move Central Arkansas, News

"The chamber is heartened by these efforts to modernize the central Arkansas public transit system and understands the importance of accessible, affordable transportation to our local economy."

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Downtown Little Rock Partnership Board Members Pass Unanimous Vote to Support Transit Funding Initiative

Posted on February 10, 2016 in Move Central Arkansas, News

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership Board of Directors resolved to support the quarter-cent sales tax to fund public transit Wednesday, Feb. 10.

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Download the free METROtrack App Today!

Posted on February 8, 2016 in Alerts

METROtrack is available via the App Store or Google Play.

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Rock Region METRO Launches METROtrack App

Posted on February 8, 2016 in News

Download the METROtrack app today at the App Store or Google Play.

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Rock Region METRO Executive Director Contributes to Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Voices Section

Posted on February 4, 2016 in Move Central Arkansas, News

Rock Region METRO Executive Director Jarod Varner outlines why public transit funding is needed in this Feb. 4 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Voices column.

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Rock Region METRO Debuts New Website

Posted on February 1, 2016 in News

New site uses intelligent technology system that powers the agency’s mobile app.

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Arkansas Times Highlights March 1 Public Transit Ballot Initiative

Posted on January 28, 2016 in Move Central Arkansas, News

Read Jay Barth's take on funding for the central Arkansas public transit system.

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ICYMI: Metroplan Regional Planning Advisory Council Recommends Support of MOVE Central Arkansas Plan and Related Sales Tax Initiative

Posted on January 27, 2016 in Move Central Arkansas, News

The Metroplan board of directors considers its council's recommendation at the Jan. 27 board meeting.

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ICYMI: Transit advocates officially launch ballot initiative for March 1

Posted on January 25, 2016 in Move Central Arkansas, News

Transit advocates formally launch a March 1 ballot initiative to fund public transit in Pulaski County.

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ICYMI: Little Rock Public Transit Regulars Demand Change KARK Story

Posted on December 19, 2015 in Rider Stories

See how public transit is changing one young man's life.

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Rock Region METRO Successfully Places Public Transit Investment on the March 1 Pulaski County Election Ballot

Posted on December 16, 2015 in Move Central Arkansas

Pulaski County voters may vote for or against public transit March 1.

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“Public transportation gets you out of your bubble.”

Posted on December 15, 2015 in Rider Stories

A Rock Region METRO rider discusses why he chooses public transit.

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Rock Region METRO Receives $360,000 Grant for 25 New Shelters

Posted on December 8, 2015 in News

Grant helps METRO increase agency-owned shelters by 55 percent.

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METRO, Pulaski Tech Partner to Offer Universal Transit Pass for Students, Staff

Posted on November 17, 2015 in News

Pilot program offers passholders unlimited bus and streetcar access.

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