Mayor's Office

Press Release

Mayor Parker Releases Statement on METRO Proposal



August 3, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today released the following statement in response to the proposal agreed upon by METRO board members regarding General Mobility Funds:


"It is clear residents in the METRO service area support both improved roads as well as improved transit. I do too.  While I would have preferred to shift more money to transit, this proposal, if approved by the voters, would maintain a balance. 


The process to get to this point was transparent and inclusive.  It worked well, and I thank the METRO board for its diligence in ensuring all stakeholders had the opportunity to be heard.  Now it is up to the voters."