Metro Near Me
Metro Near Me
Do you or someone you know find it hard to access public transportation?
My partner, Reyna Alvarez, and I are conducting a study that shows an active need for community members who do not have access to a car and have a hard time finding rides to places. Perhaps, you are not affected by this issue at all, but you know someone who constantly relies on you to give them a lift. We will be petitioning for METRO to expand their services to the communities of Channelview, Sheldon, and the Cloverleaf neighborhood. Our goal is to establish a need by gaining signatures by community members who are for our movement and to better accommodate our request we will be attaching a short survey to define specific needs that we will address in our letter to Metro Board Members.
The Northeast area is growing at a rapid pace as they constructed a new section of the Beltway 8 Tollway in 2011. In 2016 there was an addition of a total of 34+ retail stores in the Westlake Marketplace, 3 mega churches and by 2020 Sheldon ISD opened a new high school, elementary school and stadium alongside the Beltway. Areas of Channelview, Sheldon, and the neighborhood of Cloverleaf are increasing in population causing the demand for transportation. The roads are not safe to walk or to even ride a bike because of the lack of sidewalks in the majority parts of all three areas. Many of these families do not have reliable vehicles and must share transportation or walk over 10 miles to access the nearest Metro stop. Metro routes in the East of Houston are on I-10 and Uvalde and Woodforest Road. The families need transportation to attend doctor’s appointments, school events, buy groceries, and to work.
By having easy access to public transportation community members will have the advantage to being one step closer to self-independence. Rides to work, school, places of worship, and health appointments would be made possible to accomplish increasing the stamina of many underserved populations. Public transportation is an effortless resource to find and members of the community will be able to spot bus stops and Metro buses in their area and quickly distinguish the availability of the source. Another advantage that public transportation will adhere is the financial upbringing of the community by allowing unemployed members who are car-less to have an opportunity to secure and search for jobs. The health of the communities will improve by reducing any sort of healthcare neglect due to not being able to be transported to clinics, hospitals, mental institutions, rehabilitations and more. Socio-economic justice will be achieved by facilitating the mobility of community members who are deprived the access of public transportation