HOUSTON METRO: PUTTING ITS INTO THE PRESENT TENSE

The chapter approved by the Texas legislature in the late 1970s directed the Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) to solve congestion problems in one of the fastest-growing communities in the nation: Houston. What has transpired in subsequent years represents a major success story. In 1996 METRO is servicing an area of 1,279 square miles with a work force of 3,500 and a capital budget of $600 million. Within this massive operation is a package of some 33 projects designated as the Houston Intelligent Transportation Systems (HITS). The author, who manages the program, identifies the key components, the challenges, and how ITS will change the face of transportation forever in the nation's fourth largest urban area.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ITS America

    1100 17th Street, NW, 12th Floor
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • MACLENNAN, R G
  • Publication Date: 1996-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 7-12
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00719054
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 1996 12:00AM