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Old November 9th, 2011, 11:11 AM   #141
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What is the latest figure on ridership?
Here are some of the latest ridership figures from January of this year.

http://www.ridemetro.org/News/Docume..._FY08-FY11.pdf
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Old November 9th, 2011, 04:29 PM   #142
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What a beautiful scene there, btw Houston has a very nice tram system, even if a bit accident-prone.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 09:55 PM   #143
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What is wrong with window-wrapping? That company is sponsoring free fares, it's only fair they get the right to wrap a vehicle, isn't it? No free lunches...
They have that right. At the same time they have the right to have lousy cleaning of the vehicles. Both, window wrapping and lousy cleaning, is monetary beneficial, in the short term, at the cost of customer satisfaction which potentially creates a big problem in the long term.

Companies have to find a balance. From a personal perspective I would say that completely wrapped windows are reducing the quality of the ride substantially. Not quite as much as a dirty vehicle but not much less.

PS: I could not care less about ads on the outside which respects the windows. That source of revenue comes with much less downsides than monstrous wrapping of windows. That is also why many PT service providers prefer that kind over annoying blackening of windows.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 10:40 PM   #144
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I just boarded a wrapped-up metro in Montreal the other day, where the entire network's underground, yet none of its windows on the nine-car train was wrapped itself; however, our bus windows are wrapped nowadays by the operator's uninspiring corporate logo go figure ...
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Old November 10th, 2011, 07:24 PM   #145
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Long awaited federal funding grants come through for METRO
Brad Woodard / KHOU 11 News
Posted on November 9, 2011 at 7:17 PM
Updated yesterday at 7:21 PM

HOUSTON – Federal matching funds will help METRO complete two new rail lines, METRO president and CEO George Greanias announced Wednesday.

Greanias made the announcement as he gave his annual State of Metro presentation to the Greater Houston Partnership. The theme of his presentation: METRO is strong and getting stronger.

At times, he sounded like a motivational speaker.

“Whether it’s a bus, a trolley, a taxi cab, a train or, God forbid, a yak, I will move people around this town,” said Greanias.

He said the deal will be sealed on $900 million in federal grants later this month.

“It’s the first time in the history of this region where federal money has been received for public transit rail,” said Greanias. “That’s a major step forward.”

The announcement came at a time when METRO is already more than $1 billion in debt, up $350 million since the end of August. It’s the result of new sales and use tax bonds.

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Old November 13th, 2011, 03:38 AM   #147
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Very nice pics of Houston's Light Rail Line.
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Last I saw they were building the University Line to UH, my alma mater. Anyone know the status of this? Some pics would be extremely cool too.
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Old November 13th, 2011, 10:08 PM   #149
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Very nice pics of Houston's Light Rail Line.
Pity one can't be gracious about all that infrastructure itself ... me, I look for tell-tale signs at how it'll altogether appear as it ages. Besides, must one drive to the halt appearing in the last photo?
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Old November 13th, 2011, 11:35 PM   #150
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Last I saw they were building the University Line to UH, my alma mater. Anyone know the status of this? Some pics would be extremely cool too.
When I was last down there they already installed the concrete foundations for the pylons on the Southeast Line to UH.

I will try to take some construction photos of any progress later.
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Old November 18th, 2011, 01:53 AM   #151
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Some construction photos of the East Line.





And a video showing the route of the new lines.



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Old November 18th, 2011, 08:20 PM   #152
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Is the line serving the New Dynamo stadium under construction yet?
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Old November 18th, 2011, 08:29 PM   #153
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Is the line serving the New Dynamo stadium under construction yet?
Yup.

Those photos I just posted earlier were on the future East Line which is supposed to pass by the Dynamo Stadium.
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Old November 20th, 2011, 08:59 PM   #154
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Looking good. Might take a look myself when i return for christmas.
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 06:37 PM   #155
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Ermm...what's with the head-shaking?
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Old November 24th, 2011, 02:43 AM   #156
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Ermm...what's with the head-shaking?
Did you not see the bolded part of the quote? He called it a Tram when it is clearly a light rail line.
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Old November 24th, 2011, 05:50 PM   #157
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Because 'LRT' is demoted to tram by the very segment whereat it negotiates vehicular traffic, e.g., San Diego's suffers no demotion
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Did you not see the bolded part of the quote? He called it a Tram when it is clearly a light rail line.
How dare he...
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Old December 1st, 2011, 09:34 PM   #159
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Ach turf it! for crying out loud
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Old January 14th, 2012, 06:41 PM   #160
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Some updates of the East End Line.

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