Voters Approve Houston Transit Plan By Slim Margin

Houston, known for its auto domination, has turned the corner with voters approving an ambitious $7.5 billion transit proposal.
November 8, 2003, 7am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"By a narrow margin, voters resisted a multimillion-dollar campaign to reject rail expansion and approved Metro's ambitious $7.5 billion regional transit plan...Houston boomed as a car-oriented city but is now the place in America where residents drive the most miles per capita per day, pay the third highest transportation costs per family, breathe some of the most polluted air, and endure traffic congestion ranking in the top 15.Many voters said it's time for a change. "

Thanks to Jayashree Narayana

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Published on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 in The Houston Chronicle
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