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On June 18th, Houston City Council approved the Consent Agreement for Phase 2 METRO Rail and the METRO Solutions Plan. The consent agreement is the compact between the City and METRO that governs use of public streets and city right-of-way, responsibilities for project management, review of the design and plan, operation and maintenance and who pays for what. This agreement covers all five lines of the expanded light rail system.
The signing of the consent agreement has enabled METRO to begin construction on the East End Line; additional steps must be completed for the other lines. On the University Line, these steps include completing and submitting the Final Environmental Impact Statement and securing federal funding.