The Austin City Council has identified the accessibility and fairness of multimodal transportation options as one of its top ten indicators for significant improvement in the near future. To meet this goal, MetroNext is investing in services and accessibility, such as the Katy Inner Corridor and University corridor. The Regional Express network, MetroRapid bus service, Signature bus service, and light rail transit centers are all part of the Moving Forward plan to improve travel in our growing region without raising taxes. The red line of the MetroRail Light Rail Transit (LRT) system will extend northwest to a new multimodal center in North Shepherd Park & Ride.
The combined green and purple lines will extend to Hobby Airport in the southeast, while west of the city center, the lines will extend to the Municipal Courthouse in Houston. Bus stops will be improved with new shelters, accessibility improvements, and improved information for passengers. The Regional Express Network will provide transit trips between workplaces and other major destinations around the clock, seven days a week. The BOOST network includes 17 of METRO's frequent and busiest bus routes with speed, reliability, and access improvements to improve customer experience.
Project Connect is designed to expand and improve public transportation for Central Texas as a whole. This includes a new light rail system and an accessible bus system that better connects neighborhoods inside and outside our great city. Project Connect is intended to improve access to essential jobs, health care, and education, making our communities more livable, equitable, and sustainable. Additionally, there is a community transportation service that provides curbside to sidewalk transportation throughout Central Texas for those who require special assistance.
MetroNext is taking steps to ensure that Central Texas communities have access to reliable public transportation options. The Moving Forward plan is investing in services and accessibility to improve travel without raising taxes. The Regional Express Network, MetroRapid bus service, Signature bus service, light rail transit centers, and other improvements are all part of this plan. Project Connect is also designed to expand and improve public transportation for Central Texas as a whole.
These initiatives are helping to make our communities more livable, equitable, and sustainable.