Houston-area residents joined LINK Houston for the November 21 METRO Board meeting to congratulate the transit agency on the successful bond referendum and urge METRO to prioritize improvements that adhere to METRO’s public commitments to equity.
Community members representing Gulfton, Eastex-Jensen, Kashmere and Houston Trinity Gardens, and the Living Hope Wheelchair Association asked METRO to prioritize changes and improvements that focus on improving frequency, such as upgrading some of the 60-minute green routes to 30-minute blue routes; reliability, such as with the new BOOST network and community circulators; and accessibility, beginning with areas where people have to wait the longest for service.
Prioritizing equity in the long-term plan will offer the biggest impacts to individuals and families in communities where the reliance on public transit is significant.
If you wish to address the METRO Board about public transit service in your community, you can sign up for public comments at least 48 hours ahead of the agency’s monthly board meetings by calling 713-739-4834. We are happy to provide data and assist with your remarks.