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Old August 13th, 2012, 08:09 AM   #281
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Some new updates of the North Line courtesy of photoLith over at Skyscraperpage.

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The end of the North Line extension, right by that newish Walmart and the Transit Center north of 610.
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A long elevated stretch of the North Line over a railroad track. Theres two elevated sections of this extension, so thats pretty sweet.

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Just the rest of that elevated stretch from above.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 07:54 PM   #285
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Some construction progress of the East End Line.









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Old December 13th, 2012, 06:11 AM   #286
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Some photos of the recent progress on the North Line.





























































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Old December 13th, 2012, 06:32 AM   #287
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Some photos of construction progress on the East End/Southeast Line.















































































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Old December 13th, 2012, 10:02 PM   #288
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Nothing loaded in your last two posts for me.
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Old December 13th, 2012, 10:34 PM   #289
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Nothing loaded in your last two posts for me.
That's wierd, they were visible last night when I posted them here?

Anyways there is a link at the bottom where you can view the photos of the construction progress on the light rail lines.
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Old December 15th, 2012, 08:34 AM   #290
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I haven't checked this thread in months. They're coming along down there.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 01:21 AM   #291
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I haven't checked this thread in months. They're coming along down there.
Yup, they have made alot of progress on the East/Southeast/North lines however thanks to the recent referendum that was passed it seems that the University/Uptown lines will be put on hold until 2025 (which is stupid since those two lines will probably serve more people than the rest of the lines combined and serve numerous employment centers).
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Old December 18th, 2012, 09:40 PM   #292
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^ How do yall feel about the last Metro Referendum. The University and Uptown line won't get funding because of the voting results....plus it was considered by many to have confusing wording in it...

What's yall opinions
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Old December 19th, 2012, 12:27 AM   #293
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^ How do yall feel about the last Metro Referendum. The University and Uptown line won't get funding because of the voting results....plus it was considered by many to have confusing wording in it...

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Well speaking for myself I thought it did a huge disservice to the city as those two light rail lines if built would probably be one of the most heavily used in the country but c'est la vie. However the language being used on the referendum was confusing for people since it gave many the impression that the referendum was for expanding transit, not for putting existing projects such as the University/Uptown lines on hold.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 01:41 AM   #294
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Green line, Purple line, and the North line extension will still be completed as planned, correct?
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Green line, Purple line, and the North line extension will still be completed as planned, correct?
Yes, since they are already under construction as of right now (with a scheduled completion date of 2014). I actually posted a few construction photos of those lines as well if you are interested.
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Judging from the pics above, the line will go through less populated area. Who will use it? There are just few homes, and a lot of empty space.
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Judging from the pics above, the line will go through less populated area. Who will use it? There are just few homes, and a lot of empty space.
Well the lines connect several colleges/universities such as HCC, Texas Southern University, and the University of Houston so there is one target demographic that will be using this line.

Also the East End Line/Southeast Line will be serving the Convention Center, and the BBVA Soccer/Football Stadium so it will be used for sporting/special events as well, and parts of the line run through the EaDo neighborhood which is being revitalized with new residential condominiums and townhomes.
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Yes, since they are already under construction as of right now (with a scheduled completion date of 2014). I actually posted a few construction photos of those lines as well if you are interested.
Saw those above, Cheers!

Just the Red Line's intitial segment draws 40,000 ppl/day. So I can imagine that when the other lines are complete, the project will pickup momentum and the money will start rolling in for the other segments.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 07:26 AM   #299
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Uptown’s Not Waiting for Light Rail, Planning Bus System Along Post Oak Instead

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...METRO’s Uptown/Gold Line nowhere in sight, the District has developed a $177-million project featuring light rail-like BRT to update Post Oak — a street “that has long outlived its original use,” says John Breeding, the District’s president...


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...The district includes 23 million sq. ft. of commercial office space, 5 million sq. ft. of retail, and more than 7,000 hotel rooms. In the next 2 years, almost 3,000 residential units will be added, says Breeding...


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...The BRT system, though, is just one part of the proposed project; the District’s also working with TxDOT to build HOV access lanes to Loop 610 and U.S. 59., which the buses would take to get to and from two proposed transit centers...
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