Challenges Face Ambitious New Metro Officials in Houston

When five new board members will join the Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority next month, they'll inherit a host of systemic problems and one of the toughest economic climates in decades.

"The challenges the board will face include improving bus service, continuing work on three light rail lines and coming up with the money for two more, and launching a new commuter rail project.

The board will be tasked with doing all this amid a challenging economic environment and skepticism in some quarters that Metro's priorities, particularly light-rail, represent the best use of its assets."

But incoming board members say they're committed to advancing the region's transit system, despite the hurdles.

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