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Get FREE Houston METRO tickets with just a few taps!


Download the HoustonConnectSmart App and Ride for Free


First Mobility App For The Greater Houston Region

HoustonConnectSmart provides multiple transportation options for your daily commute.You’ll get convenient options for taking METROrail, METRObus, driving, creating or joining a carpool, and Tow and Go.

Plan your trip any way you want it right in the app – biking, walking, transit, and driving, or their combination.

Giddyup! It’s Rodeo season!

Simply follow the instructions below to download and use the HoustonConnectSmart app – and enter the code YEEHAW.

All new users (now through March 19*) will receive 10 additional Free Tokens to use for transit tickets after entering the promo code--that's on top of the 5 Tokens you'll find waiting for you in the Wallet when you download the app!

And every 50th user (new user*) will receive 23 Free Tokens to use for transit tickets.

Plus, you get the added benefit of using all the features in the HoustonConnectSmart app.

Remember, you must submit the code YEEHAW by March 19, 2023.

We Make Taking Transit Trips Easy

Whether you’re a regular METRObus or METROrail user or only use it occasionally, you’ll want HoustonConnectSmart in your pocket.

  • Buy, store, and activate METRO tickets right in the app.

  • Find the best transit mode to get you where you want to go – bus and light rail.

  • Get ideal transit routes, stops, and bus arrival times that work for you.

  • Receive driving, cycling or walking navigation to your METRO stop.

  • Schedule your trip and get a reminder when it's time to leave.

Steps To Travel For Free On METRO

  1. Download HoustonConnectSmart from the Apple App Store or Google Play

  2. Create your account in the app

  3. Open App & Tap on More

  4. Tap on Help Desk and select the writing pad in the upper right corner

  5. Enter the code YEEHAW

Tokens will be credited to your account within 12 hours.

Prefer a short video?

Watch and see how easy it is to download and access HoustonConnectSmart to get your Free Tokens:

Turn Your Free Tokens Into Tickets

Use ConnectSmart’s Wallet

ConnectSmart’s in-app Wallet lets you conveniently buy METRO transit tickets, including METRObus and METROrail, and manage your rewards. Our Wallet is like the one you have now on your phone — you might hold airplane tickets, credit cards, and insurance cards.

You can pay for METRObus or METROrail in the in-app Wallet. Not only that, you can schedule your trip for a later time. Then, HoustonConnectSmart will alert you when it’s time for your trip.

Here’s how you can use your Free Tokens to purchase transit tickets in the Wallet:

  1. Open ConnectSmart and go to your Wallet.

  2. Tap “METRO Tickets,” “Buy Tickets,” select your desired METRO Tickets, and “Add to Cart.”

  3. Once the ticket is in your cart, you can “Checkout."

You can also use the free tokens to purchase transit tickets for any trip you take.

The YEEHAW campaign runs Now through March 19, 2023.*


Download HoustonConnectSmart and start riding Houston METRO for free.


*The Fine Print: YEEHAW is for NEW USERS only. Applicable to the first 5,000 NEW USERS only.

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