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In Houston
The greater Houston area includes more than 1,900 square miles, and METRO, the city of Houston's mass transit system, services the central areas of town, including Rice University, and provides commuter links to the suburbs during peak traffic times. METRORail runs from downtown, midtown, the Museum District, the Texas Medical Center and Reliant Stadium. A light rail stop is located just across the street from the Main Entrance to campus.

On Campus

The university provides convenient shuttle bus service for students, faculty, staff and visitors.  The Inner Loop bus runs Monday to Friday, every 5 to 10 minutes, stopping at designated stops throughout the campus.  The Rice Graduate Apartments (1515 Bissonnet) and the Rice Village Apartments (2410 Shakespeare/Morningside ) and Greenbriar lot  service runs every 15 minutes.  The Texas Medical Center and BioScience Research Collaborative operates from Monday to Friday, every 30 minutes.  On Saturdays, shopping shuttle service is available from campus to Target and Fiesta from 11am-3pm every 30 minutes and the Graduate Apartments from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every 45 minutes.  Night Escort service  is provided Sunday through Thursday from 10pm - 6am.  For the Night Escort service, call the dispatcher at 713-348-6000.

Zipcar service (a car rental/membership service) is provided by Zipcar at very affordable rates for students over 18 years.   For information, please contact Zipcar.com/rice.  Bus routes are operated by the Rice University Transportation Department. For additional information, please contact the Transportation website at park-trans.rice.edu website at transportation Transportation Department at 713-348-5223 or 713-348-5996.