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THE MOVING FORWARD PLAN

500 MILES OF TRAVEL IMPROVEMENTS

The Moving Forward Plan is a proposed investment in our regional transportation system.

A plan for expansions across several types of transportation, along with investments in service and accessibility.

OUR COMMUNITY IS GROWING —
SO IS TRAFFIC.

Our region's population is expected to grow from 7 million to more than 10 million people in the next 20 years. The METRONext Moving Forward Plan is designed to help ease traffic congestion.

The goal is to give you more ways to move around our region with no tax increase.

2040 HOUSTON REGION ESTIMATED PROJECTIONS

  • 50%

    population increase in METRO service area

  • 10M

    people in the region

  • 4.5M

    jobs in the region

KEY FINANCIAL ASSUMPTIONS

FUNDING SOURCES: $3.5B IN BONDING AUTHORITY + FEDERAL GRANTS + LOCAL FUNDS

GENERAL MOBILITY PROGRAM EXTENDED THROUGH 2040

Debt issued as necessary based on financial realities at time of issuance and under restrictions in convenants.

Repaid by existing sales tax revenues, based on Dr. Bill Gilmer's projections (Institute for Regional Forecasting, Bauer College of Business).

No Tax Increase

Moving Forward Plan Goals

  • IF YOU DRIVE,
    the goal is to take more cars off the road.

  • IF YOU RIDE,
    the plan is designed to offer new service and travel options.

  • METRO
    will continue to fund roadway projects as part of its General Mobility Program with local governments.