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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Gene Green Supports Project for Sidewalk Improvements, Crossing Gates, Bike Parking

January 15, 2016
Press Release

HOUSTON On Friday, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) approved a request by METRO to use projected cost savings to improve nearby pedestrian areas. The updates will be made in the North and Southeast Corridor of Houston METRO’s Light Rail System.

Rep. Gene Green who supported and advocated on behalf of the project said, “Metro has done a great job saving taxpayer dollars. Rather than appropriate new money, I support using the cost savings for additional community improvements. This funding will help make our city safer for children and families, and all commuters using the Light Rail System.”

The provisionally approved request includes:

  • Sidewalk and shelter improvements: North Corridor - $1.3M, Southeast Corridor - $2M
  • Bike parking and lockers: North Corridor, $500K, Southeast Corridor - $500K
  • Crossing gates: Southeast Corridor - $500K