August 14, 2019 - -

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Harris County's (METRO) board yesterday approved the METRONext Moving Forward plan, which includes 16 additional miles of light rail.

Now, a referendum will be placed on the Nov. 5 ballot for voters to consider $3.5 billion in bonding authority for METRO to finance the plan, agency officials said in a press release.

The $7.5 billion plan would be funded through local dollars and federal funding grants. No new tax increases would be implemented as part of the plan, METRO officials said.

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