METRO bond: Voting results show majority support money for transit

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HOUSTON – The Harris County Clerk's Office released the unofficial results for Tuesday night's election and voters showed support METRO's plan to borrow billions for mass transit improvements.

About 68% of voters are for Proposition A, which calls for the region's transit authority to issue a $3.5 billion bond. About 32% of voters were against the measure.

Here are the latest results for this race.


METRO's plan

One big chunk of the plan calls for a dedicated 16-mile route of light rail which include connections to Hobby airport, the City of Houston Municipal Court House and the North Shepard Park & Ride.  

Other phases of the plan include improving and expanding existing services, adding new park-and-rides and creating two-way HOV lanes. Another part of the plan calls for 75 miles of bus-based rapid transit lanes – where buses stay in one dedicated lane on dedicated routes.

METRO's entire plan would take 20 years to complete.

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Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.