A glimpse of what METRO’s Inner Katy project could look like

HOUSTON – Harris County’s Metropolitan Transit Authority is working on a new way to travel between downtown and downtown, as these areas are two of Houston’s largest employment and business hubs.

Although METRO provides local bus service on city streets, there is no rapid transit connection between downtown and downtown.

And if you’re wondering, “What is METRORapid?” It is a transit service that combines light rail and bus elements to provide a faster, smoother, and more convenient ride.

The METRORapid Inner Katy project will help connect downtown and downtown and now they might have an idea of ​​what that rapid transit connection could look like.

METRO’s Board of Directors has approved a potential design and there will be dedicated bus lanes in each direction along the Katy Freeway’s mid-lanes and must veer off after reaching Washington Avenue. This new alignment will help reduce travel time and improve schedule reliability for thousands of passengers. You can see more here. Please keep in mind that this design is not yet set in stone, the alignment might change.

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What do you want to know:

  • The first phase of the Inner Katy project is between the Northwest Transit Center and downtown Houston.

  • Provide a direct METRORapid Silver Line connection from the Northwest Transit Center so you can travel from downtown to Uptown without having to transfer.

  • Link to multiple local and regional express METRO routes – increasing connectivity to Texas Medical Center, Greenway Plaza, Memorial Park and Westchase.

  • METRO hopes to open this service by 2027

If you have any feedback or just want to know more about the project, METRO will host a virtual meeting on Wednesday, May 4 from 6-7 p.m. You can click here for more information on how to register for the event.

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