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Houston METRO

         METRO bus Eastwood

METRO Q Cards are reloadable cards used to pay fares on METRO buses and METRORail. Students can register for a discounted student Q Card via their parking account. Please note: these are not the COAST Q Cards. To obtain a COAST Q Card, you must make an appointment to visit the Parking and Transportation Services customer service location in University Lofts and sign up for the card.

Faculty/staff can obtain a Q Card by visiting customer service office in University Lofts.

Trip Planning

Routes, schedules and an interactive trip planner are available at

Lean how to ride METRO.

Light Rail

METRO's Purple Line provides frequent service between the University of Houston and downtown Houston. Riders can use their Q-Card and pay the same fare as local bus service with free transfers. 


In an effort to better serve UH’s ever-growing campus and community, Parking and Transportation Services offers eligible faculty, staff and students the opportunity to join COAST (Coogs on Alternative and Sustainable Transportation), an incentive program for individuals who use alternative transportation to get to campus. Students receive $27.50 each month toward their METRO fare for joining, faculty / staff members receive 50% of their monthly METRO fare if using local bus and rail to commute, and faculty / staff members commuting on the METRO Park and Ride receive 25% of their monthly METRO fare.