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Old 06-10-2007, 02:58 PM
 
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I was thinking. What do you think these two cities will look like five years from now? When you take the economic, political, social and cultural factors in to consideration. Obviously we can't change the weather but how about cost of living and economic opportunities. Do you think more people will miigrate to Texas or to Oregon and for what reasons?

Will Portland's cost of living match that of Seattle and meet California or will it remain moderate?

What about Portland's economy and political atmosphere?

Will Houston build a rail and expand its bus system or is it all smoke and mirrors? What's your observation?
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Old 06-10-2007, 03:13 PM
 
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Will Houston build a rail and expand its bus system or is it all smoke and mirrors? What's your observation?
Rail might be a little better as well as downtown, but that's about it. Keep in mind that five years is not a very long time for a city's development. Not very much can change within that time frame. City time is not as fast as everyone thinks.
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Old 06-10-2007, 03:29 PM
 
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You're right, that's part of the problem. The city doesn't see your needs as priority. I feel that a city depriving its citizens of good public transportation is "forcing" people in to purchasing cars, auto insurance and the high cost of gasoline. They are simply leaving you no choice and that's wrong, not only for economic and moral reasons but for air quality as well.
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:58 AM
 
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You're right, that's part of the problem. The city doesn't see your needs as priority. I feel that a city depriving its citizens of good public transportation is "forcing" people in to purchasing cars, auto insurance and the high cost of gasoline. They are simply leaving you no choice and that's wrong, not only for economic and moral reasons but for air quality as well.
Well, I think as Houston continues to climb up the social and international latter, they're beginning to see where it's been messed up in the past. They've realized what needs to improve for maintaining a world class status, so now we have them working on the lightrail and making more pedestrian friendly communities.
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