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  1. The best location would be in one of the parcels off of N San Jacinto opened up by the relocation of I-10 and I-45. That area is never going to redevelop due to the jail locations there, and already has good access to transit.
  2. It isn't "forcing additional expenses"; it's ending subsidies whose costs outweigh the benefits.
  3. See, I'd agree in most scenarios, but not when it comes to big public works projects. You can get people on board with that, and because it's usually a mass collective effort, it doesn't take all that much from any one person. However, where do these projects almost always get hung up? When it's encroaching on some honcho's territory, or demanding a benefit to a small, well-connected group at the expense of a large group of politically weaker people. It's not malevolence so much as acquisitiveness and or defensiveness I'm talking about.
  4. Houston has had inordinate wealth and ambitious people for over 120 years now. Lush subtropical forests have been popular for ~200 years now. City beautification efforts have been popular since the turn of the last century. Which is to say... if this were an easy process, there’s no reason to think it would not have been done already. So a reasonable assumption is that this is not an easy process. If something seems obvious, and hasn’t been done, your first assumption should never be that people were lazy or stupid. There’s either a good reason, or a predictable one (like corruption or greed).
  5. Tens of millions of years have conspired to make the Texas Coastal Prairie ugly as sin and nigh-uninhabitable to pre-modern humans. It's also a paradise to countless other species. We've only got cities here because of physical geography, not ecology. Try as you might, what's aesthetically pleasing will only exist in pockets here. But that's OK - there are plenty of pretty places within a few hours drive. Quit picking on the ugly - it never did anything to you.
  6. The train station/UHD portion will be decommissioned as well. The new bridge will connect the Center St line to Hardy Yards.
  7. Yes, pretty much everything from 527 up to the I-10 interchange will be rebuilt.
  8. Yep. TCR Station down Washington to Smith St, then across on Westheimer to the Galleria. This would have impressive ridership and connect all the densest areas inside the loop and just outside of it.
  9. ADCS

    Metro Next - 2040 Vision

    Oh, I'm not talking commuter - I'm talking a grade-separated rapid transit system. Since this is a long-term plan, and TCR is more likely, why not have it on the books?
  10. ADCS

    Metro Next - 2040 Vision

    That's exactly what I was thinking when I saw they were opening the plan up to discussion again. And why settle there? Let's get heavy rail down Washington or Westheimer!
  11. Eh, the comment above was a bit overstated. The line parallel to Washington will stay pretty much intact, while the line on Winter St will be removed altogether as part of the I-45 reroute. There will be a new double-tracked bridge over White Oak Bayou.
  12. "Not even in the purview" - I didn't want to spend political capital on pushing it through.
  13. Hope so. Waugh's a good road diet candidate - that third lane is hardly needed.
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