HOUSTON (CW39) – Lone Star College has partnered with Houston METRO to provide students with transportation resources to help make their educational journey easier. Houston METRO has created bus routes and discounted programs for students attending select LSC campuses.
“Lone Star College establishes community partnerships to create workable solutions to important issues, such as transportation, that impact our students and have the potential to impede their academic goals,” said Art Murillo, LSC Board of Trustees Vice Chair and Senior Public Engagement Representative for METRO. “Houston METRO offers Lone Star College students reliable transportation to and from campus, having a lasting impact on them and our community.”
Students who attend LSC-Houston North Fallbrook, LSC-Houston North Greenspoint, LSC-Houston North Victory, LSC-North Harris and LSC-University Park can now obtain a METRO discounted fare card. Students can now ride half price at $.60 (originally $1.25) and get free transfers between services for up to three hours in any direction. The discounted cost for Park & Ride will depend on where you board. This initiative will help ease transportation issues that could hinder students from achieving their educational goals.
“Riding METRO gives me the ability to continue taking classes and I do not have to worry about how I am going to pass my classes and earn my degree,” said Dominique Tanner, LSC-University Park student. “This program has been an excellent opportunity for me when my ability to get to and from school is limited.”
LSC students can obtain a discounted METRO fare card at:
- LSC-Houston North Fallbrook and LSC-Houston North Greenspoint, Student Services front counter
- LSC-Houston North Victory, front counter
- LSC-North Harris, Student Resource Center (Academic Building 102)
- LSC-University Park, Information and Visitors Center
Visit the Houston METRO Discounted and Free Fare Program site for more information on this initiative offered at Lone Star College.
Houston METRO launched the METRO Lone Star College Connector pilot program, which serves LSC-Houston North Fallbrook. Students can ride METRO to the LSC campus through bus lines 85 (Antoine), 86 (FM 1960) and 96 (Veterans Memorial). The routes tie into Shepherd Park and Ride and the Greenspoint Transit Center. View LoneStar.edu/Metro for additional details.
Lone Star College enrolls over 80,000 students each semester providing high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Mario K. Castillo, J.D., serves as Chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area. LSC has been named a 2022 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education and recognized by Fortune Magazine and Great Place To Work® as one of this year’s Best Workplaces in Texas™. LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.