METRO HOUSTON AND TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) AV Pilot (Houston, TX)
First Transit began operating Phase 1 of METRO’s University District Circulator pilot program in June 2019. This slow-speed shuttle service operates on the Texas Southern University (TSU) campus pedestrian pathways. The service will operate weekdays on the campus’s Tiger Walk, a one-mile pedestrian walking loop. The Circulator will connect students and faculty to key points on the campus on a pre-programmed route. Due to COVID-related difficulties, the project has been halted. First Transit continues to work with METRO to develop a plan for Phase 2 to move forward in the near future.