TX: Metro Expects Tweaks Before Final Bus System Revisions

Jan. 2, 2015
Officials intend to release final proposalto agency's board on Jan. 29, then make cost-neutral changes to routes in June.

A sweeping redesign of Houston's bus system remains a work in progress, with some changes likely as Metro closes in on a release of the final plan in late January.

The so-called reimagining plan, which the Metropolitan Transit Authority began studying more than a year ago, touches every bus route in the sprawling Houston-area system. Changes will take effect in June, with Metro planning some early testing of new services and a massive public information campaign prior to the launch.

Staff plans to unveil the updated, final plan for the system to the transit agency's board on Jan. 29. Though officials originally said the changes would not increase costs, correcting issues raised during the process might lead to increases in bus service, which would require more money.

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