I was told this at the COMTO event on Friday by George Smalley of Metro – He’s pictured (L) with Metro President Frank WIlson (R). But I guess the Houston Chronicle and BlogHouston.net beat me to the story. Here’s an excerpt from Bloghouston and the Chronicle!
The Metropolitan Transit Authority is hoping for heavy traffic — to its blog.
The agency plans to unveil a Web site before the end of the year to communicate directly with the public and has hired a full-time blogger, former Houston Chronicle reporter Mary Sit.
“Communication is something we’re always striving to improve on,” said Raequel Roberts, spokeswoman for Metro. “A free-ranging dialogue is important, and we’re hoping that we can establish this through a blog site.”
Roberts said Sit just started developing the blog, so it’s unclear what features it will include.