METRONext Moving Forward Plan
Our region’s population is projected to exceed 10 million people by 2040. That’s why we worked closely with the community to develop a plan that addresses the growing demand for expansion of public transit. Approved by voters in November 2019, it includes 500 miles of travel improvements to help ease traffic congestion and give you more ways to move around our region – with no tax increase.
The plan calls for 75 miles of new METRORapid bus service that operates like light rail, along with expansions to:
- Two-way HOV lanes
- Park & Rides
- Transit Centers
- Light rail
- Community Connector service
The plan also proposes enhancements to:
- Local bus stops
- Safety and security
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What projects are being worked on?
The first of five new METRORapid corridors will begin service in Uptown Houston this year, connecting the Northwest Transit Center to the new Westpark/Lower Uptown Transit Center on Westpark Drive in the Gulfton neighborhood.
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The plan also calls for speed, reliability and access improvements to 17 of METRO’s high-ridership local bus routes (part of our “BOOST” network). Depending on the route, enhancements could include:
- Bus stop relocation
- New shelters
- Accessibility upgrades
- Transit signal priority
- Display of real-time information
The first route to receive a “BOOST” is the 56 Airline Montrose, with work set to begin this year.
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Questions or comments? Reach METRO Customer Service at 713-635-4000 or submit your comment electronically through our Public Comments System.