METRO Public Hearings

Upcoming Public Hearing

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Previous Public Hearing

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO) is holding a public hearing to receive public comments on its proposed Operating & Capital Budgets for Fiscal Year 2022 (Oct. 1, 2021 – Sept. 30, 2022). The public hearing will be held:

Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 12:00 p.m. (noon)
METRO Boardroom, Second Floor
1900 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002

The public is invited to attend the hearing and provide comments in person. You may also join the hearing on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84985325440 or by dialing: 346-248-7799, Meeting ID: 849 8532 5440. Participation on Zoom is only necessary if you want to provide comments during the public hearing. Or view the livestream of the virtual hearing. A video recording of the hearing will also be archived.

A copy of METRO’s proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Operating & Capital Budgets will be available for review by the public beginning on Sept. 7, 2021 on this page and in the lobby of the METRO RideStore in the Lee P. Brown METRO Administration Building, located at 1900 Main St., Houston, TX 77002.

Process For Providing Public Comments

It is recommended that anyone wanting to make public comments register as a public speaker with METRO’s Board Office at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing by calling 713-739-4834 or sending an email to boardoffice@ridemetro.org, and providing their name, address and telephone number. If you pre-register, your comments will be heard first at the public hearing. Your name will be called at the appropriate time for you to make your comments.

Alternatively, you may provide public comments after the pre-registered speakers by raising your hand when called upon if you are present in the Board Room, by selecting the “Raise Hand” feature on the Zoom platform online, or by pressing *9 if joining by telephone. Those calling in will automatically be placed on mute. After an unregistered speaker’s name or number is recognized, their microphone will be unmuted and they will be able to provide their comments.

The public may also provide comments by email to Budget.Book@RideMETRO.org or by calling METRO’s Customer Care Center at 713-635-4000 in advance of the public hearing.

Language Assistance, Accessibility and Special Accommodations

Upon request, METRO provides free language assistance to help patrons who have a limited ability to read, write, speak, or understand English in accordance with its language assistance plan. METRO’s public hearings are accessible to persons with disabilities. Request for language assistance and other accommodations should be directed to the Board Office at 713-739-4834 at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing.

FY2022 Business Plan & Budgets (PDF)

Email comments to Budget.Book@ridemetro.org

 

Public Notice - CARES Act

On March 27, 2020 the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. On April 2, 2020 the Federal Transit Administration announced the CARES Act Section 5307 Apportionment to the Houston UZA in the amount of $258,569,336.

At its April 23, 2020 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO) approved the CARES Act Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Funds.

On April 29, 2020 METRO sub-allocated the CARES Act funding as follows:

Harris County: $4,200,000
Fort Bend County: $4,742,243
Gulf Coast Center: $791,867
METRO: $248,835,226
Total: $258,569,336

Further information may be obtained by contacting Albert Lyne, METRO Director of Grant Programs, at 713-739-4697 or al21@ridemetro.org.

Download PDFs in multiple languages

Split Letter CARES Act (English)
CARES Act (Spanish)
CARES Act (Vietnamese)
CARES Act (Chinese)

 

Assistance Information

For individuals with special needs, assistive services or copies of public documents in an alternate format can be provided. Individuals with impairments may call 713-750-4271 a minimum of five (5) working days prior to the public hearing.

Upon request, METRO provides free language assistance to help patrons who have a limited ability to read, write, speak or understand English in accordance with its language assistance plan. Request for language assistance and other accommodations should be directed to the Board Office at 713-739-4018, or via email at METROPublicAffairs@RideMETRO.org at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing.

  1. This Public Hearing conforms to requirements described in the Federal Transit Administration’s Circular 9030.1E, published January 16, 2014, page VI-7.
  2. METRO does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or in treatment or employment in, its services, programs, and activities.
  3. METRO is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its transit services on the basis of race, color, or national origin, as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

 

Accessible Formats

Information found on this website can be provided in an alternative format upon request. Please contact Customer Service at 713-635-4000 to speak to a representative or email the Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility@ridemetro.org. METRO will do its best to provide the requested alternative format within a reasonable time.