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Public Transportation

In the Greater Houston area, bus, lightrail, and shared-ride public transit services are operated by METRO. Fare for local buses or METRORail is $1.25. 

If you will frequently ride buses or lightrails, consider getting a METRO Q Card. It is a contactless smart card used to ride on METRO Bus, METRORail, and METROLift. With a METRO Q Card, one gets free unlimited transfers in any direction for up to three hours. 

LCC students may apply for a discounted METRO Q Card which offers a 50 percent discount on all bus and light-rail services. Follow these steps to apply:

  1. Send an email to and request an enrollment verification letter for the METRO Q Card. Please allow at least one business day for the letter to be processed. The LCC will let you know once the letter is ready for pickup.
  2. Bring the items listed below. Visit the METRO RideStores and apply for a discounted METRO Q Card.
    • enrollment verification letter issued by the LCC
    • passport
    • Cougar Card

Shared Rides

Uber and Lyft are available in the Greater Houston area.