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 percent allocation up to 25 percent 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 $3.7 billion within its service area.

 

Examples of projects funded by METRO’s General Mobility Program.

City of Houston
Location Improvement Area Investment
Concrete Street Repair Program Citywide $19.6 million (est. annual)
Safe Sidewalk Program Citywide $6.95 million (est. annual)
Special City Project – Asphalt Overlays Citywide $10 million (est. annual)
Street Maintenance Program Citywide $12.24 million (est. annual)

 

Harris County
Location Improvement Area Investment
T.C. Jester Blvd. Spears to FM 1960 $7.68 million
Aldine Mail Route Airline to Lillja $5.78 million
West Montgomery Road West Gulf Bank to Breen $4.36 million
Spring Cypress Road Telge Road to West of Faulkey Gully $9.80 million

 

Multi-Cities
Location Improvement Area Investment
Hedwig Village East / West Mobility Project $7.2 million
Newcastle Bellaire to Beechnut $5.2 million
Voss / Bracher I-10 to Spring Branch Creek $3.3 million
Will Clayton Parkway Highway 59 to Wilson Road $3 million