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Real Test Of Houston's Metro Rail Begins

Houston new light rail begins operations with regular service and fares. The article also has a nice Flash tour that explains aspects of the light rail system.
January 9, 2004, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The Metropolitan Transit Authority says it will take 35 minutes to travel the 7 1/2-mile route, an average speed (including stops at stations) of 13 mph -- barely faster than the average speed of a local bus along the same corridor... Metro is also counting on developers to build thousands of new apartments, condos and townhouses along vacant land adjacent to the tracks, providing an instant supply of riders within walking distance of stations."

Thanks to Congress on New Urbanism

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Published on Monday, January 5, 2004 in The Houston Chronicle
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