The Long, Long, Long Commute

The Houston Chronicle looks at the holes in Houston's transit grid, which force some riders into ridiculously long commutes.

"While some residents inside the Loop continue to hotly debate massive light rail projects that could potentially bring relief to tens of thousands of mass transit riders, there are others who live just outside the Loop who spend hours commuting and have no relief in sight.

Their daily treks to work, to school, to church are precarious ones, filled with unexpected waits, long walks and a labyrinth of bus transfers.

Sundays are the worst, when the number 88 bus is suspended.

'A lot of people get stuck out here on Sundays,' said Leonard Meacell, 63. 'To go to church, I try to get a ride from somebody. Forget going to the grocery store.'"

Full Story: So near, yet so far ... and so long

Comments

Comments

Incomplete roads?

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Metro officials say they understand Jenkins and Camarillo's frustrations, but the street infrastructure has to be in place, said Jim Archer, manager of service evaluation. Roads don't go all the way through and many are incomplete, Archer said.

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Then why do people with cars get where they're going so much quicker? I smell something...

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