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In partnership with the city of Houston, Harris County and the surrounding 14 multicities, METRO's General Mobility Program was established to enhance regional mobility and ease traffic congestion. Funded by a 25 percent allocation from METRO's 1 percent sales tax revenue, the General Mobility Program provides funding for the construction and maintenance of:

  • Streets and roadways
  • Bridges and grade separations
  • Traffic-control signals
  • Sidewalks and hike & bike trails
  • Streetlights
  • Drainage improvements related to transportation facilities, streets, roads or traffic-control improvements

METRO also provides funding for the Motorist Assistance Program (MAP) traffic management program.

Since its inception, the General Mobility Program has provided funding totaling more than $2 billion
within its service area. In FY2010 alone, funding provided by the program totaled approximately $150.1 million. Based upon independent forecasts of future sales tax revenues, METRO projects that it will provide an additional $648 million through FY2014.


Examples of projects funded by METRO's General Mobility Plan:

City of Houston Improvement Area Amount
Genoa-Red-Bluff Beltway 8 to Pinetree $6.5 million
N. Main I-45 to Airline $4.6 million
Hillcroft US 59 to Bellaire $6.8 million
Pinemont T.C. Jester to Ella $7.6 million
Ley Road Mesa to HB&T RR G/S $7.0 million
S. Shaver Gulf Frwy to Hwy 3 $6.5 million

Harris County
Perry Road FM 1960 to SH 249 $7.4 million
Kuykendahl Road FM 2920 to Willow Creek $8.0 million
Cypress Rosehill Cypress Needle to Manor Bend $4.0 million
Hollister Beltway 8 to Bourgeois $4.5 million

Will Clayton Parkway US 59 to Wilson Road $3.0 million
Newcastle Bellaire to Beechnut $5.2 million
Hedwig Village East/West Mobility Project $7.2 million
Voss/Bracher IH-10 to Spring Branch Creek $3.3 million