Activity In 2021
54% of Houstonians live within a half-mile of high-frequency public transportation
Increase the share of Houstonians living within a half-mile of high-frequency public transportation by 16% each decade to reach the 2050 goal by expanding transportation services and building more transit-oriented housing development
- METRONext Moving Forward Plan
- City of Houston Transit Oriented Development Standards
- METRO Transit Oriented Development Study
- METRO Joint Development Guidelines, Policies, and Procedures
How Important is Having High-Frequency Transit Nearby?
The Houston metropolitan area is projected to grow to 11 million residents by mid-century. The region’s sustainability will greatly depend on more compact and connected development patterns that allow future Houstonians to use public transportation and the emerging multimodal transportation networks throughout the region to get around and lead lower carbon lifestyles. In 2021, approximately 54% of Houstonians live within a half-mile of high-frequency public transportation and more work lies ahead to continue expanding transportation networks to where more people live and building more housing options near existing and planned transit infrastructure. Various efforts are ongoing, including the implementation of METRONext and land use reforms that could facilitate more Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in the years ahead.
High-Frequency Public Transit in Houston
- 2021 Data Source
- Kinder Tabulation of population by METRO high frequency routes