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.
March 24, 2010, 10am PDT | Nate Berg
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"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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Published on Monday, March 22, 2010 in The Houston Chronicle
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