Tue Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Metro, Huston) will benefit from an agreement paving the way for future transportation solutions to address the growing needs of the region.
The agreement prioritizes the development of commuter rail for the US 90A/Southwest Rail Corridor (SWRC) and requires Metro to receive voter approval before expanding rail on either Richmond Avenue or Post Oak Boulevard.
The agreement also focuses on Metro’s efforts to purchase new buses, expand Metro Park & Ride and improve HOV lanes, further enhancing region mobility.
“It is time for something like this to happen because the needs of mobility are extraordinary. It crosses all political persuasions and it crosses all socio-economic lines,” Metro Board Chairman Gilbert Garcia said.