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  1. Fort Bend County, an area of over 800,000 residents, currently has absolutely abysmal public transportation. They have no connections to METRO transit centers or park and rides such as at Grand Parkway, Mission Bend, West Bellfort or Missouri City, no fixed route local service in the Sugar Land/Missouri City/Stafford area, nor in the rest of the county besides three unintelligibly convoluted, unusably infrequent "Fixed Deviation" routes in the Richmond/Rosenberg that only run on weekdays. The Park and Ride service leaves anything to be desired, with poor frequency, no midday or later evening s
  2. I figured to have a new place to talk about the station to relieve the Texas Triangle thread, I'd ask where people would like to see the station end up. I added a few more options than just NW mall and downtown.
  3. The goal of this thread is collect and house everyone's recommendations, tweaks, alternations, alternatives, etc... that they would like to see to Metro Next. The current draft which was exhibited this past summer is below: http://ridemetro.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=5&clip_id=1651 Metro's call for further input on the draft prior to an upcoming referendum in 2019: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2018/11/23/312741/metro-moves-to-the-next-phase-in-developing-a-regional-transit-plan/ Whether planned or in
  4. Metro Rail Ridership is now at 60,600 a day. Who says rail doesn't work in Houston. I believe rail ridership can be over 100,000 thousand if the University line, Uptown line, and Inner Katy line was built, maybe even more than that. Plus I definitely see opportunity for smaller extensions of light rail for instance : North Shepherd to Heights, Oak Forest, and Garden Oaks. Market Street East to Denver Harbor and Jacinto City, Galena Park. Up Hirsch Street to Fifth Ward, Kashmere Gardens, Trinity Gardens. Inner Katy can extend into Spring Branch/Kempwood & Blalock. Extend down Scott S
  5. Just read a write up of a mass transit idea some one in Boston came up with. It's an elevated train, but the track is much less physically imposing than typical (Chicago "L") style. The supports almost look like the decorative arches in Uptown. The guy's goal would be to replace all trains AND buses with this - basically any major road would have one of these lines over it. It could be partially funded by selling bus depots, transit centers, etc. He's quite vague on pricing though, and it is just a rough concept. Wired article: http://www.wired.com/2016/01/far-fetched-plan-for-mass-t
  6. HAIF transit enthusiasts, I bring to you this morning the most awesome thing ever! I give you the TRAVIC - Transit Visualization Client! http://tracker.geops.ch/ You can pretty much go to most cities and countries and just watch the movement of transit in a very slick visualization format. If it sees very slow thats because its actually working on realtime. The best way to really visualize it though is to speed it up x15 or x30. What is jarring is when you compare a city like New York, London, Paris, etc.... with transit in Houston and just how different and quite frankly dead it is. W
  7. Anyone else going to the Cypress meeting? Just wondering who else is going. I know a few have already expressed interest. Location: Cypress April 23, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Tin Hall 14800 Tin Hall Road Cypress, TX 77429
  8. Thought this was an interesting data graphic that I found on Arch Daily today and thought it was worth posting/discussing. What do y'all think? http://www.archdaily.com/591259/how-americans-get-to-work/
  9. All in favor of changing our lightrail cars to these....say I !!! http://imgur.com/a/kNnzB Seriously these are freakin awesome lol.
  10. Just got this press release. East and Southeast Tracks Tested with Trains This giant diesel-powered tow truck can operate on tracks, or on pavement. It is used when electrical current is not available to power a train. METRORail’s new East End (Green) Line tracks have been undergoing tests performed while dragging a light-rail vehicle up and down the track with a diesel-powered-shuttle. The test covers 2.3 miles of the 3.3 mile tracks. Crews are also performing live wire testing. The Southeast Line is also expecting visits from the train and its crews beginning Wedne
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