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mfastx

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  1. I'm aware but thank you lol. Hopefully the 59 project will increase demand in that area and around MMP.
  2. Jeez, such a long way to go towards developing that area of downtown, still a complete sea of parking lots and empty fields lol.
  3. This building really has an impact on the skyline looking west from downtown!
  4. Railroads have always been granted eminent domain, this is nothing new or controversial.
  5. Do we know if anything will become of those huge parking lots in front?
  6. Too good to be true. I'll believe it once construction starts.
  7. I mean, everyone was apparently fine with building highways to no end that take up way more property/homes than a rail line ever would (and continue to take up more even after they are built!), so I see it as a bit hypocritical to be staunchly opposed to a rail line for these reasons.
  8. Perfect timing with another hurricane on the way..
  9. Quick, someone go ride this thing!
  10. This man (or lady) hindesky is the MVP of HAIF. Thanks!
  11. Wait, this actually happening? Trying not to get my hopes up lol.
  12. People want alternatives. All over the world, when given the option, HSR wins against airlines for distances such as Dallas - Houston. We already invest plenty in highways.
  13. Obviously BRT in a vacuum isn't as good as light rail (and by that same token, light rail isn't nearly as good as heavy rail), but it's still an improvement over what we have and given that Metro has apparently given up on building the University Line as rail, it wouldn't make as much sense to build a rail section on Post Oak without connecting it to the network.
  14. Honestly that doesn't look too bad for a storage facility...
  15. I've long maintained that Westheimer is the most suitable corridor in Houston for rail. Too bad it won't happen in my lifetime.
  16. Amazing. Had no idea how beautiful the original facade was underneath that awful cladding. Classic Houston.
  17. Obviously not surprising. LOL at pointing to weak ridership of the new light rail lines as evidence that the system shouldn't be expanded after essentially being responsible for the 2003 vision never being completed, which crippled potential ridership. Obviously the University line was by far the highest ridership and most rail worthy corridor in Houston after the original Red Line. This plan isn't perfect and it's a bummer that they gave up on rail on the west side of town, where it actually makes sense on some level. But there's lots of good things in the plan and Houston's transit could definitely stand to see major improvements. Unfortunately I probably see something similar happening to this plan as what happened in 2003, only a couple of projects end up happening in the end.
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