Vote FOR the METRO Proposition on November 6 to (1) maintain funding for local streets and roads, (2) expand bus service and reduce traffic congestion — and (3) keep our taxes low. It’s the best way to balance our needs for vital road projects and safe, affordable and reliable transit.
The METRO Proposition means that METRO will continue sharing its tax revenue with local cities and the county for street improvements and mobility projects. It will increase bus service so that more people can use METRO. And it will protect our tax dollars by paying down its debt. Read more
Reprinted from the Houston Chronicle, September 7, 2012 — Forbes magazine showed Houston some love this summer when it placed the Bayou City atop its list of the nation’s “coolest” cities. Houston won the top spot for a straightforward reason: Jobs, and a growing economy that the magazine characterizes as “humming through the recession.”
And as others are discovering, Houston has more than just jobs. We also have an interesting arts scene, terrific restaurants, expanding green spaces and a diverse population that for the most part seems able to get along. Unfortunately, there’s no mention of mass transit or mobility among our strengths. To stay cool, not to mention prosperous, the Houston region must strengthen both of those categories.
Metro voters can make a strong start by voting “For” on the agency’s November ballot question regarding continued mobility funding. This is not optional.