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Old 05-31-2010, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Default Metro Light Rail

Are they still expanding the Light Rail and if so, when will it be completed? Will it be benefical to the public or a waste of tax dollars?
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:00 PM
 
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I think they are expanding it as we speak.
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:11 PM
 
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They are working on the part that goes down MLK & the part that goes east of down town the other areas it will be awhile before they start like Richmond which they should have started 1 1/2 yr ago
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:56 PM
 
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Richmond? That's great!
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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This should help:


YouTube - METRO Solutions Light Rail Expansion Project Video

And yes, they are still expanding it, it will explain why in the video. It's a project they're never going to abandon because Houston's infrastructure now requires it it's not a recommendation but it's a requirement.
Meaning they have no choice but to expand it.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:46 PM
 
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That's very informative!
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:17 AM
 
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dear god i hope the university line is constructed, it would be the best thing to ever happen to houston....
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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dear god i hope the university line is constructed, it would be the best thing to ever happen to houston....
I think it's pretty much vital that they get this line constructed. They should have waited for the Southeast and East End line. But a N/S and E/W line should be the backbone of nearly all new rail systems.
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Old 06-02-2010, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I need to really thank Scarface for the images for Light Rail (For the Phase II and Phase III pictures), here goes:

Houston Light Rail
Houston Now: (Phase I)
http://www.urbanrail.net/am/hous/houston-map.gif (broken link)

Houston in 2012: (Phase II)


Houston 2015-2018: (Phase III)


Okay I know this thread is only about Light Rail, but I think seeing a map for the future Commuter Rail is important too.

Houston Commuter Rail
Houston Commuter Rail (2016-2020):
http://www.ctchouston.org/blogs/christof/wp-content/commrailhphase1/overall.jpg (broken link)
^^ The Commuter Rail lines are in Orange and Purple, the ones in Blue are the Light Rail lines for Phase II. (See Phase II map above for detail)

The Commuter Rail lines will be connecting Houston to Galveston, Fort Bend County (Sugar Land, Missouri City), Tomball, The Woodlands, Conroe, etc...

Beautiful isn't it? I think it is!

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Old 06-02-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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What's the difference between Houston's light rail and commuter rail?
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