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Old 09-22-2010, 06:05 PM
 
Location: America
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I said it goes by the price of crude oil, which it does...obviously those asphalt streets were laid in New York long before the price of oil peaked above 100 dollars a barrel.

Houston's freeways are relatively new in comparison. Most of them anyways.
and what about almost every other major city in america? chicago is only other city i can think of that has a lot of concrete
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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and what about almost every other major city in america? chicago is only other city i can think of that has a lot of concrete
Los Angeles, THE freeway capital of the world?
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: America
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Los Angeles, THE freeway capital of the world?
i'm not talking about freeways, i'm talking about thoroughfares
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:03 PM
 
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I don't really know why Houston would build a commuter rail line all the way to the gulf.I think if Galvestin wants a rail line,they should be saving their pennies!
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I don't really know why Houston would build a commuter rail line all the way to the gulf.I think if Galvestin wants a rail line,they should be saving their pennies!
A commuter rail line is needed that's why. If you've ever been in the snarling traffic on I-45 South then you'd know what I'm talking about.

On weekends during the Spring & Summer months its nail biting, white knuckling the steering wheel all the way to Galveston, if you can even make it there that is...
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:22 PM
 
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A commuter rail line is needed that's why. If you've ever been in the snarling traffic on I-45 South then you'd know what I'm talking about.

On weekends during the Spring & Summer months its nail biting, white knuckling the steering wheel all the way to Galveston, if you can even make it there that is...
oh its not that bad.....in fact ...i don't see a need for a commuter train to galveston either....
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:59 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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oh its not that bad.....in fact ...i don't see a need for a commuter train to galveston either....
Maybe not in the Spring (except for the weekends), but it definitely is in the summertime. The whole stretch of I-45S from the Beltway to Galveston. You have Clear Lake/NASA, Kemah, Galveston, etc. All little touristy spots along that way. Traffic is definitely bad.
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:16 PM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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oh its not that bad.....in fact ...i don't see a need for a commuter train to galveston either....
Well you'd be wrong.

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Maybe not in the Spring (except for the weekends), but it definitely is in the summertime. The whole stretch of I-45S from the Beltway to Galveston. You have Clear Lake/NASA, Kemah, Galveston, etc. All little touristy spots along that way. Traffic is definitely bad.
Traffic is horrible on I45. Commuter rail along this corridor is among the two rail lines that I believe will actually be worth it in Houston.
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:29 AM
 
Location: 75025 (previously 75254, 90505, 90010, and 60614)
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I can see the need for a Galveston-Houston rail, but what is more pressing is the need for more rail lines around Houston. They need to get their ducks in a row on that first.
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I can see the need for a Galveston-Houston rail, but what is more pressing is the need for more rail lines around Houston. They need to get their ducks in a row on that first.
Their ducks are in a row.

Metro is building a light rail line from Downtown to Uptown/Galleria as we speak. A line from Downtown to IAH is also in the works.

The Galveston commuter is something that has been needed for a long time. It would help save thousands of lives in the event of another hurricane.

Dallas Fort Worth Urban Forum - Houston-Galveston Commuter Rail
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