If you vote in Harris County, you’ll find a request on the ballot next month from the Metropolitan Transit Authority, or METRO. The agency is asking voters to approve a $3.5 billion bond issue to expand bus and rail service and make other improvements.
METRO says the plan is designed to get more riders on board as the region’s population grows. In turn, greater transit use would get more vehicles off the roads. While proponents agree the upgrades are needed, some opponents say METRO isn’t spending its money responsibly.