Houston Reimagining Transit: Episode 69

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Today, we're talking about Houston, an unlikely recent success story in the public transit world. Just how did the city with the dubious honor of having America's largest freeway string together a decent light rail system, and where is it going from here? All this, after The News.


References & notes

  1. [1] Mass Transit: Phase 1 of city of Edmonton's Metro Line Northwest LRT extension completed under budget and a year ahead of schedule
  2. [2] Wikipedia: METRORail
  3. [3] Wikipedia: Houston Metro
  4. [4] Wikipedia: METRORapid Silver Line
  5. [5] Wikipedia: Transportation in Houston § Map Showing Lines of the Houston Electric Company c 1907
  6. [6] The Houston Review: Streetcars and the Growth of Houston
  7. [7] Axios Houston: Houston light rail turns 20
  8. [8] Houston History, Vol. 5 No. 2: The Streetcar in Houston
  9. [9] Governing: Houston's Longest Transit Line Moves Forward Despite Objections
  10. [10] Wikipedia: Trailblazer (monorail)
  11. [11] City of Houston eGovernment Center: Exploring Houston - Light Rail
  12. [12] Wikipedia: List of United States cities by population
  13. [13] Wikipedia: Greater Houston § Demographics
  14. [14] METRO: Transit Services
  15. [15] METRO: Transit System Map