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Old September 9th, 2013, 07:53 PM   #61
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Where did these funds go instead? This must have happened before I moved here.
Basically the funds were diverted towards roadway maintenance.

Here is an old article that explains the referendum in further detail.

http://houston.culturemap.com/news/c...-ballot-issue/
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Old September 14th, 2013, 10:05 AM   #62
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Another East End Line Update with photos courtesy of oscarinhouston at SSP.













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Old September 17th, 2013, 07:09 AM   #63
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Some photos of METRO testing trains on the North Line.













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Old September 19th, 2013, 12:57 AM   #64
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https://www.facebook.com/MetroWatchdog

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Old October 7th, 2013, 09:05 AM   #65
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A picture of the new elevators being installed at the Burnett Transit Center/Casa De Amigos.



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Old October 15th, 2013, 07:08 AM   #66
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#cyclist and #metrorail at #mainstreet in #downtown #houston #texas . #historic #highrise #buildings by houtexusa, on Flickr
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Old October 27th, 2013, 10:34 PM   #67
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Houston North Rail Line to open Dec. 21

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/...en-dec-21.html

This will make 12.8 miles to ride come Dec 21.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 09:30 PM   #68
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Snohetta wins bid to design new Central Station

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The introduction of public rail transportation in Houston is exciting and provocative. The dependence on cars to cover the sprawling city and seek refuge from the intense climate makes some citydwellers suspect of a public rail line. Yet, many see the envisioned rail connections between key business and cultural destinations as a welcome change to traffic congestion and endless searches parking spots. The design for the new Houston Metro Station is an opportunity to add a visual narrative through the city which emphasizes the importance Houston places on design as well as on alternative means of transportation.

When it rains it pours, especially in Houston. Getting caught in a sudden downpour is a common experience in this city, as is having one’s inverted umbrella get carried off by forceful gusts. The cantilevered canopy expresses both the urgency of the Houston climate by appearing to lift off the ground as well as the funneling motion that rain water takes as it is collected into the storm drain system.

Where does the water go? Through stalactites and funnel columns into the platform level grate. This is not only efficient but also wonderful to watch. These details provide interest to those waiting on the platform as well: you can watch water fall, and light is allowed to pass through.

From above office workers and residents look down on what is not so much a roof as an inverted topography, the funnel shapes catching water during rains. At night skim lights will illuminate the structure, casting complex shadows and color patterns across its surface.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 01:10 AM   #69
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Very nice, I love the design of it.
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 04:21 AM   #70
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Well we can add the metro central station to the list of failed metro grand plans along side the Burrnet station plans

http://swamplot.com/how-metro-let-an...in/2013-11-22/

Once again metro stupidity has struck again.
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 05:22 AM   #71
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You have got to be kidding me!!! This is why things don't get done.
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 05:31 AM   #72
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Honestly I am just happy the new Green Line, Purple Line, and Red Line extension are still under construction. That alone was a huge battle.
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Old November 25th, 2013, 09:49 PM   #73
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Well at least the designers are busting their ass to keep this alive...instead of going the metro route and saying sorry we pissed of tax payers money for nothing.. the designers are actually trying to find a way to do this for cheaper...http://swamplot.com/snohetta-holding...on/2013-11-25/
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Old December 15th, 2013, 01:44 AM   #75
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Burnett St. Station







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Old December 15th, 2013, 09:14 PM   #76
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Looking forward to the redline extension in a few days.

When are the Green and Purple lines supposed to open? They seem to have fallen off the radar.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 08:45 PM   #77
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Redline extension opening. Pulled these pictures from Metros Facebook page. Looks like they were able to make it a decent celebration even with the crappy weather.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 07:16 AM   #78
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Old January 17th, 2014, 12:18 AM   #79
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This looks great! The street looks really empty but I hope the extension draws a lot more people to use the rail system and get more people out of their cars. We need something like this in Austin!
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