The new light rail is one of several changes in downtown Houston that have revitalized the center of a city better known for sprawl: "We're downtown on Main Street on a Saturday night, and the sidewalks are swarming. Live music drifts through nearly every doorway, where abandoned storefronts have become trendy nightclubs and restaurants. Through the upper-story windows of old office buildings and hotels, you glimpse the telltale track lights and art of expensive apartments. Every 12 minutes, a sleek white light rail train glides by. According to the map, we're in downtown Houston... Ha ha. OK, where are we really?"
Thanks to Bill Barker, AICP