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MetroNext Meetings lead to new transit plan

New lines to Airports included

METRO is working on the development of a regional transit plan, MetroNext, that will identify major capital investments and other improvements needed to meet the mobility challenges of the next 20 years. As part of this process, METRO held a series of community open houses to give the public an opportunity to share ideas on future transit needs throughout the Houston region. The results of that public input are the foundation for a draft “Moving Forward” plan that they want to get your input on.

In addition to expanded park-and-ride service, METRO is also looking for better public transit access to both major Houston airports.

The MetroNext plan proposes an I-45 North Bus Rapid Transport line downtown to George Bush Intercontinental Airport, which would provide station-to-station service similar to a Light Rail Transit system, while accommodating multiple routes. The plan also includes two proposed Light Rail Transit route extensions to William P. Hobby Airport.

If you didn’t attend one of these meetings, there will be additional opportunities to learn about METRONext through online meetings and telephone townhalls.

Visit METRONEXT.org for updates on upcoming meetings and activities, and to submit your ideas.