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GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Multi-Cities
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