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  1. 12 rail lines for local stops and 4 rail lines for express stops.
  2. I don't understand this all or nothing approach TxDOT has. Are they really that allergic to the idea of working with local leaders and residents impacted by the project, even if it sets them back a year or two?
  3. While I do agree that the bus lines being busy is great, what I meant is that the buses might exceed their capacity, which could become a huge problem in the near future.
  4. My only concern with BRT is the possibility that the buses might get too busy, especially on the University or Inner Katy corridor.
  5. Yeah I rather they just build the bus lanes and convert the centermost lanes into hov/hot lanes.
  6. So basically this'll be a separate line, but riders will have the opportunity to continue on the Silver Line, right? Also, in the presentation, it also ties into TxDOT's plan to add managed lanes on I-10. Does that mean there's gonna be one transit lane and one managed lane in each direction? And I see between NWTC and the future high-speed rail terminus, they plan to use the 290 hov lane. Does that mean they're going to expand the 290 hov lanes with on/off ramp to the High-Speed rail station, or are they gonna have their own dedicated transit lanes? From what I've seen, originally they were gonna start construction this year and finish it in 2024. I've seen another Houston Chronicle article that says that it'll be done by 2026, but I'm not sure what the exact timeline is now. Either way, I hope they get started on it soon. We need an Uptown to Downtown line ASAP.
  7. Let's be honest, today's America wouldn't have built the interstate system.
  8. If only a certain politician didn't block the funding for the choochoo...
  9. When I say "Ok" you say "Boomer". OK! They're probably the same people who believe rail (or any type of public transportation) is "socialism".
  10. https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2018/11/07/311132/metro-hopes-for-a-strong-advocate-in-congress-with-lizzie-fletchers-election/ I'm also guessing the expanded length contributed to the cost. Either way it's unfortunate.
  11. The proposed University BRT should be a commuter rail. I feel like the ridership count and the length justifies it. That and it makes more sense than the light rail expansion plans. Unfortunately no, or at the very least, not in a while. Metro said in an interview that the reason they can't build the University Line as light rail is due to cost.
  12. Don't forget Bob Lanier, who killed the original monorail proposal and subsequently forced Metro to use local funding to build the red line.
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