The Houston TranStar partnership was created in 1993 to coordinate and enhance surface transportation operations in Harris County, Texas. It is comprised of the four principal transportation and emergency management agencies in Harris County:
- Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
- Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO)
- Harris County
- City of Houston
The Houston TranStar partnership is responsible for coordinating the planning, design and operation of transportation systems and emergency management functions, as well as the development and deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).