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  1. Transportation Project Inventory Amy Force

  2. Types of Transportation Facilities to Consider • Highways • Carpools, vanpools • Local arterial streets • Light Rail Transit (LRT) • Commuter Rail • High-Speed Rail • High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes (HOV) • Local, intercity and international bus transportation (BRT) • Airports

  3. METRO Planned Projects • New bus, LRT, BRT on fixed guide way (which will be converted to LRT), expanded bus and HOV lanes, and Commuter Rail • 2011 target • METRO Planned Project Schedule (see Table 4 and Figure 3)

  4. Freight Rails • A study is being conducted on the pattern of freight rail • Possibility of passenger rail to run on the same tracks as existing freight rail corridors (see Table 5 and Figure 4)

  5. Freight Rail District • Harris County and City of Houston has passed modifications to existing laws to create FRD’s, addresses both freight and commuter rail issues • Improves mobility in the area, differentiates passenger and freight traffic, facilitates cost-sharing, regional cooperation, relocation of rail yards out, improves safety between cars and trains

  6. Highways • Possibility of METRO buses to use HOV to get to facility • Other carriers and vehicles can need quick and easy access to freeways • Projects planned and under construction (see Table 6 and Figure 5)

  7. Airports • Three airports in area, no rail access, but is needed • HAS (Houston Airport System) says possibility for facility to be a place where passengers can check-in and for security checkpoints and to then shuttle them into airports • Airport System (see Figure 6)

  8. AMTRACK • Has passenger station, but low quality, facility an option to move into • Needs it to be located on the east-west rail corridor • Needs to have easy connections with HAS facilities • Lines (see Figure 7)

  9. Buses • Greyhound’s facility is outdates, facility is an option if located within or adjacent to downtown • Survey of more than a dozen international bus carriers are interested in an intermodal facility in downtown or adjacent also • Comfortable and easily accessible • Better access to METRO • Lines (see Figure 8)

  10. Other considerations • Lower cost to locate the intermodal facility adjacent to existing access points of transportation • Houston is growing primarily to the west

  11. Table 4. METRO Planned Projects

  12. Figure 3. METRO Solutions

  13. Table 5. Potential Commuter Lines

  14. Figure 4. Potential Commuter Lines

  15. Table 6. Highway Projects

  16. Table 6 cont’d. Highway Projects

  17. Figure 5. Highway Improvements

  18. Figure 6. HAS facilities

  19. Figure 7. AMTRACK

  20. Figure 8. Greyhound, Intercity and International Bus Carriers