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METRONext Public Meetings Underway
News Release
Monday, January 28, 2019

METRO Requests Public Input on Draft Regional Transit Plan

Fullbright Meeting


METRO staff members explain features of Moving Forward Plan at a METRONext public meeting.

We asked, you spoke, we listened. Now METRO is giving you a look at the draft regional transit plan. The $7.5 billion  Moving Forward Plan  was designed with the public's input. Today in downtown Houston, the Authority held the second of its 2019 public meetings. Dozens of downtown workers and other community stakeholders attended.

Patman at Fullbright meeting


METRO Board Chair Carrin Patman encourages the public to provide feedback on draft plan.

"You are the ones who will be riding the system for years, so your input is of critical importance," METRO Board Chair Carrin Patman told the crowd.

Map CommentsThe meeting was cosponsored by CHIME, Central Houston's young professionals organization. METRO staff helped explain the features of the draft plan and answered questions. Attendees were invited to provide feedback on an interactive map and comment cards.


Packed House"This plan is your plan. This plan is what we're doing to invest in the quality of life for this community. We want your input, we want your thoughts," said METRO President & CEO Tom Lambert. 

With more than 40 transit projects, the Moving Forward Plan offers something for everyone. The goal is to keep the region moving even with the explosive population growth of up to 10 million people by 2040. It is designed to provide more connections, improve speed, and ease traffic congestion.

Click here to learn more about some of the transit projects included in the draft plan.

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Click image to watch video that features the Moving Forward Plan transit investments.

17 public meetings are scheduled over the next few weeks. Visit for a complete list of times and locations. Comments can also be submitted through the website.

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