A Voter-Approved Plan for Traffic
METRONext Moving Forward Plan Map showing all proposed investments

Project Updates

We're working, building and delivering on our promise to give you more ways to move around our region.
METRONext is Moving Forward with investments in service and accessibility.

82 Westheimer METRO local bus part of the BOOST program.

82 Westheimer BOOST

Design is in progress along a 19-mile route between Congress Street in downtown Houston and the West Oaks Mall on Highway 6.

METRORapid vehicle at Northwest Transit Center.

METRORapid Inner Katy

The Inner Katy Corridor Project runs along I-10, between the Northwest Transit Center and the Convention District area in downtown Houston.

Construction workers digging up a sidewalk along the 56 Airline / Montrose route.

56 Airline / Montrose BOOST

Construction is in progress along the 20-mile stretch of the route between Greenspoint Transit Center and the Texas Medical Center.

MERORapid vehicle pulling out of Westpark / Lower Uptown Transit Center

METRORapid University

The University corridor runs through multiple communities. It begins at Westchase Park & Ride and ends at Tidwell Transit Center.

Plan Snapshot

The METRONext Moving Forward Plan proposes investments in service and accessibility to improve travel in our growing region, with no tax increase. Numbers below are approximations.

Proposed Investments

Below are more detailed descriptions for each of the plan's five areas of investment.
You can click through to view more information about any of their current and/or completed projects.

Customers boarding METRORail Red Line Train headed towards Fannin South Transit Center.


The expansion of the METRORail Light Rail Transit (LRT) system is designed to serve more people and places. The Red Line will extend northwest to a new multimodal center at the North Shepherd Park & Ride with connections to METRORapid, Regional Express Network, and local bus routes. The Green and Purple lines, combined, will extend to Hobby Airport in the southeast, while to the west of Downtown the lines will be extended to the City of Houston Municipal Courthouse.

METRORapid Silver Line vehicle traveling south in dedicated lane along Post Oak Blvd. in Uptown Houston.


The METRORapid Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network is designed to provide station-to-station service similar to METRORail, but has the flexibility to accommodate multiple routes. A METRORapid line will provide a direct connection between Downtown and Bush Intercontinental Airport. Another METRORapid line will provide direct, rapid service between Downtown, Uptown, Northwest Transit Center and the proposed High-Speed Rail terminal. Exclusive lanes could be used for autonomous vehicle transit in the future.

Construction worker helping to pour concrete on a sidewalk along the 56 Airline / Montrose route.

BOOST and Signature

Improvements to 17 high-ridership routes and the addition of Signature bus service using a new two-way HOV facility.

Digital sign affixed to top of bus stop information pole showing real-time arrival information for next bus along 56 Airline / Montrose route.

System Enhancements

Bus stop enhancements include new shelters, accessibility upgrades and enhanced passenger information.

METRO Park & Ride commuter express bus in HOV lane on U.S. Highway 59 South with gridlock traffic on both sides of the highway.

Regional Express

It will use two-way HOV lanes providing direct access to existing and new transit centers, and Park & Ride lots.

METRO representative showing something to a community member on a METRO transportation map at a METRONext community meeting

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  • METRO Board Workshop presentations and more

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