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Funding for Light-rail Lines in Obama's Budget
President Obama's FY2012 proposed budget includes $200 million in New Starts funds for construction of our North and Southeast light-rail lines. The budget includes a $50 million boost compared to the past two fiscal budgets - $150 million proposed Read More...
METRO to Receive Millions in Obama Budget
When President Obama unveiled on Monday his new budget plan , Houston METRO came out a winner. Two light-rail lines we're building - the North Corridor and the Southeast Corridor - were chosen to receive matching federal dollars - $75 million for Read More...
FTA Approves Final Design on Light-Rail Lines
Good news in our plans to build the North and Southeast lines: The Federal Transit Administration has just approved our Final Design on these two lines. This approval means we have just completed the final prerequisite toward entering something called Read More...
On TV: Highlights of Groundbreaking Ceremonies
If you missed METRO's gala celebration last Monday of the two groundbreaking ceremonies (Southeast and North corridors) and the finale at Minute Maid Park's Union Station, check out our documentary. Highlights of all three celebrations are featured Read More...
METRO Breaks Ground on Two Light-rail Lines
A life-sized model of METRO's new train took center stage at Minute Maid Park's Union Station on Monday as officials celebrated the groundbreaking of the Southeast and North Corridors. METRO Chairman David S. Wolff emceed the grand celebration, Read More...
FTA Approves North Corridor's Environmental Impact Statement
The North Corridor light-rail line received a watershed decision by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), making METRO eligible for federal funds and allowing the agency to begin construction on the light-rail line. Earlier this month, we received Read More...
North Corridor Construction Expected To Start in July
In four months, construction is scheduled to begin on the North Corridor, one of four transit lines that is part of a transit system approved by voters in November 2003. The North Corridor is one of four corridors that will make up 21 miles of fixed-guideway Read More...