The future of the Houston area’s transit system now lies in the hands of voters.

Metropolitan Transit Authority board members voted Tuesday to ask voters in November for permission to borrow up to $3.5 billion, without raising taxes. The money would cover the first phase of what local leaders expect to be the start of shifting Houston from a car-focused city to a multimodal metro region — even if it does not put everyone on a bus or train. [Read more.]

Dug Begley | AUGUST 13, 2019