What We Do


Houston TranStar is a unique partnership of representatives from the City of Houston, Harris County, METRO and TxDOT who share resources and exchange information under one roof to keep motorists informed, roadways clear and lives safe in the fourth most populated city in the United States.

Established in 1993, the Houston TranStar brand is globally recognized for managing southeast Texas’ transportation system and functioning as the primary coordination site for state, county and local agencies when responding to incidents and emergencies.

We mitigate congestion on area roadways using cutting-edge technologies, assist and consult neighboring jurisdictions with traffic management services and offer guidance to various agencies throughout the country, as well as to delegations across the globe, on important transportation and emergency management topics.

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What We Do

Our Mission

The Houston TranStar consortium provides coordinated, innovative transportation and emergency management services to the region.

Our Vision

  • Maximize safety and mobility by building, operating and advancing an innovative regional transportation network.
  • Save lives and protect property by coordinating large-scale emergency management planning, response and recovery.
  • Inform and educate the public about safety, travel conditions and emergency preparedness and response.

Our Goals

  • Improve travel safety and reliability.
  • Expand and enhance the Traffic Incident Management Program throughout the region.
  • Enhance emergency planning, coordination of resources and delivery of information during hazardous events.
  • Increase the public’s awareness and use of our services.
  • Ensure sustainable financial resources for TranStar operations.