Know before you go: How to avoid Super Bowl traffic

Know before you go. That's the biggest advice from officials 100 days before the Super Bowl.

Know before you go: That’s the biggest advice from officials 100 days before the Super Bowl.

Houston’s mass transit system unveiled new details to help keep things moving.

“I’d like to welcome everyone to our 100-day countdown,” said Metro board chair Carrin Patman during a news conference.

The transit system says it’s ready to handle the load of Super Bowl 51.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer expanded servicers starting as early as January 28 and all the way until the last down is played,” said Metro CEO Tom Lambert.

There are 551 Metro buses sporting new logos. But hauling sports fans and others around the city will be the true challenge.

Areas of particular concern are Discovery Green, Midtown, and NRG Stadium. There will be new shuttles running from two locations in The Galleria to both downtown and the stadium. That’s in addition to the existing Red Line where extra trains will be added to keep the maximum wait time less than six minutes.

And while thousands of out-of-towners will be coming into Houston for the game, officials also have advice for locals.

“Leave your car at home, park and ride, take Metro, take the bus, and you’ll really have a good, enjoyable time,” said Houston Super Bowl Host Committee CEO Sallie Sargent.

There’s still a lot of work to do. However, the Super Bowl is already worth celebrating.

(© 2016 KHOU)


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