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In 2005, METRO completed construction on transit street improvements throughout downtown. The right-most or “curb” lane is for buses and vehicles turning right. The second-to-right lane is for buses, vanpools and other High Occupancy Vehicles (HOVs). METRO is updating these lanes on Travis and Milam with new red paint, striping and signage that clearly designate these as bus-only or carpool-only lanes.  

The benefits are safer and smoother traffic flow, and faster and more reliable transit trips.

At METRO, safety is our No. 1 priority.

The red pavement markings, improved striping and better signage promote safety. These enhancements create greater visibility and awareness for all road users.

Based on nationwide research, the Federal Highway Administration has concluded that red pavement markings promote compliance with transit priority lanes.

Phase 1:
Travis Street, from Gray to Leeland

Phase 2:
Travis Street, from Leeland to Commerce

Phase 3:
Milam Street, from Commerce to Pierce

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