When another 484,000 people move to Houston by 2016, according to Moody’s Analytics, getting around town is bound to become more challenging when you add in enough residents to fill Sacramento, the capital of California.
At stake is more than a longer commute home. Epic traffic congestion could stifle the city’s economic growth and its air quality. But what if you could re-imagine Houston’s METRO system now before millions more people make this city their home during the next two decades?
Transit System Reimagining by METRO Houston is looking for your input on how best to completely redesign the city’s transportation system and network. The idea, says METRO, is to flip traditional transit planning on its head and make “a fundamental change” in the agency’s approach.
The old way of transit planning? Focus on improving individual routes to increase ridership and improve service. The new way? Take a holistic approach to the entire region by thinking about a network of integrated bus and rail service, including route alignment, spacing, frequency, connections, and links to development patterns.
You can help re-imaging Houston’s transit system by taking a survey here.
To make sure West Houston’s growing transportation needs are met, The Energy Corridor District is actively involved in the Transit System Reimagining effort.