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Ginger Walker
Emergency Management Specialist Planning and Business Continuity

Volunteers Needed for UH-METRO Full-Scale Exercise

Houston, April 17, 2015 — The Metropolitan Transit Authority will conduct a full-scale exercise of the new MetroRail line adjacent to the UH campus.

Volunteers are needed to serve as fans and "evacuees" from TDECU Stadium in order to test portions of the stadium evacuation plans. The first 250 people to sign up will receive a free T-shirt.

The exercise will take place Saturday, May 2. Report time is 8 a.m. and it should be completed by 11 a.m. Registration that morning will take place at Gate 1, located to the right of the main ticket office at the stadium.

Those who are interested in volunteering should sign up by emailing Kaitlin Johnson at by Monday, April 27. She will provide additional details to those who sign up.


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The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves nearly 41,000 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.