General Mobility

 

Collage of road improvement, and other construction projects related to General mobility

General Information

METRO's General Mobility Program was established to enhance regional mobility and ease traffic congestion. It’s a partnership with the city of Houston, Harris County and 14 surrounding multi-cities. Financed by a 25 percent allocation from METRO's one percent sales tax revenue, the General Mobility Program provides funds for the construction and maintenance of:

  • Streets and roadways
  • Bridges and grade separations
  • Traffic-control signals
  • Sidewalks/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 more than $2 billion within its service area. METRO provided $171.3 million in FY2014, ending Sept. 30, 2014. Based upon independent forecasts of future sales tax revenues, METRO projects it will provide an additional $173 million through FY2015, ending Sept. 30, 2015.

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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