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Houston region spending most per capita on roads of top ten US Metros

Even if GMP diversion ends

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The 8-County Houston region is spending the most per capita on roads out of the ten largest metropolitan areas in the nation, according to Houston Tomorrow analysis of the Transportation Improvement Plans of these regions.

The Houston region will spend an average of $330.55 a year per person on roads according to H-GAC’s 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Plan.  Even if the people of Houston reject the Metro referendum and the General Mobility Program is ended, meaning that $2.1 Billion over the next decade will be transferred from roads to transit, the Houston region would still lead the nation’s largest metropolitan area in road spending at $304.68 per person per year.

Chicago comes in 2nd with $276.38 per person per year spent on roads and New York spends the least per capita on roads at $96.72.

The Houston region is planning to spend $84.11 on transit per person per year, but if the Metro referendum fails, that would change to $109.99 per person per year.

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