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Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors
by Garrett Bryce w/photo courtesy METRO
Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to implement service changes for August 2018.

Board Member Christof Spieler said that the Capital & Strategic Planning Committee had “good discussion” regarding the service change, noting that some changes had been reconsidered as a result of comments. Listen (1:24)

The board voted 6-0-1, with Lex Frieden abstaining, to authorize contracts with Next Level Urgent Care and University of Texas Health Services Center for pre-employment physical exams.

The board voted unanimously to award a contract to the Gonzales Group, LP for construction of the expansion of the Magnolia Transit Center.

The board voted unanimously to award a contract to SARDO Bus and Coach to rebuild transit bus passenger seats on 100 Orion VII 40-foot low floor buses.

The board met in executive session, but took no action resulting from discussions during the closed portion of the meeting.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Board Chair Carrin Patman and Board Member Cindy Siegel were absent. First Vice Chair Jim Robinson presided over the meeting. Agenda

During the chair report, Robinson noted that Spieler is likely at his final meeting on the board, as he is term limited. The Houston City Council will considered appointment of Spieler's replacement.

“Christof we all appreciate your many contributions and we're certainly going to miss you,” Robinson said. Listen (2:49)



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