Friday, June 20, 2008

I'd Like 5 More Rail Lines

Guess I'll have to move to Houston.

City Council approved an agreement Wednesday with the Metropolitan Transit Authority, giving permission for the agency to build five light rail lines on Houston streets, but also pledging to make sure Metro does the job right.

The 13-2 approval came after weeks of discussion and questions from council members — and after Metro officials said they would reconsider plans to put part of the University line on Wheeler Avenue.

Claims they'll be done by 2012. I haven't spent much time in Houston so I have no sense of where these lines go and if they're good projects. Wikipedia has more information.