Houston Metro May Now Share Lanes With Traffic After All
"The Metropolitan Transit Authority's new Green and Purple lines in downtown that run eastbound along Capitol and westbound along Rusk for about a mile continue to confuse traffic signal timing and drivers," Dug Begley reports for the Houston Chronicle.
While approximately 5% of the Metro runs on shared lanes, 30% of crashes on these lanes. This has lead some to speculate that these lanes will be transitioned to transit only, but others point out that the system was built with the understanding that traffic would have access to those lane,s and if changes were made, lawsuits would follow. So far, specific plans have not been released.