METRO is excited to begin recruitment for Class IV of the METRO Transit Academy. The Transit Academy program is designed to enhance awareness about METRO, create partnerships with the community and to develop a platform for transit advocacy efforts in the Houston region.

A key component of the program is that participants will take their new knowledge and put it to use by designing individual action plans that they will implement in their community. The next METRO Transit Academy begins Wednesday, October 2, 2013 and will consist of seven (7) weekly evening sessions scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The class concludes Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

If you are interested, applications should be submitted no later than Friday, September 13, 2013. For more information regarding the METRO Transit Academy, please feel free to contact Jose Pulido at 713.739.4888 or via email at [email protected].

Program Participant Criteria

The Transit Academy will be limited to a class of 25 participants, who will be selected based on the following:

  • Applicants must live or work in the Houston METRO region.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and commitment to make future contributions to transportation, community development, healthy living and improving the quality of life in Houston.
  • Ability to participate in all sessions.

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