The future of bike-share in Houston remains unclear, thanks to the nonprofit’s shaky finances and Metro’s plan to launch its own program next year.
The candidates voiced support for Mayor Sylvester Turner’s vision of a multi-modal approach to transportation, but offered different paths to achieve it.
Metro’s decision on the Canadian firm came one day after Houston’s mayor said the city would give floundering bike share operator Houston BCycle $500,000.
In an op-ed earlier this week, BCycle board members said they planned to shut down the program in the next two months, citing a lack of funding.
County budget officials have proposed a slight decrease in the property tax rate, but rising values are expected to bring in additional $300 million.