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Houston METRO Unifies Transit Management, Maximizes Funding


Across the country, states and communities are ready to rebuild, whether that means refurbishing aging roads, bridges or railways, expanding Internet access, enhancing water systems, upgrading power grids or even building more widespread electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is intended to be the vessel through which these changes are supported. The roughly $1.2 trillion bill contains an estimated $550 billion in new spending above baseline levels. In short, it’s poised to significantly revitalize and boost the United States’ aging infrastructure.

But this revitalization calls for a balance between new construction and the maintenance of existing assets. This is something the Metropolitan Authority of Harris County (also known as HoustonMETRO) is experiencing firsthand.

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