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Due to the fact that Houston’s configuration is spread out, most people in Houston rely on cars as their main mode of transport. For public transportation, those without a private vehicle can ride bikes, or utilize the Metro system, which includes bus service and the Light Rail servicing The Medical Center to Downtown Houston. More information on the Metro system can be found here: www.ridemetro.org.
For those enjoying the nightlife around Houston, we have a wonderful service called The Wave, a shuttle service that operates from Thursdays to Sundays for a nominal fee, servicing most almost all of the Inner Loop 610 areas.
Houston is served by a comprehensive Metro bus system that covers the whole of the city and runs to many outlying areas. In addition Downtown has an ever-expanding Light Rail system that currently runs from the north end of Main St to Reliant Stadium and makes multiple stops along the way. Rapid expansion of the Light Rail is underway which will include lines that will extend in all four directions out from the city’s center. Houston has tons of cab companies, but due to the vast size of the city, it can be difficult to just “catch” a cab from anywhere around town. To avoid this problem, allow your hotel to make your transportation arrangements for you, or keep the Yellow Cab’s number in your back pocket.