A public meeting at the Together We Stand Christian Church tonight is the third of 4 Metro has scheduled to discuss the possible route of a new 9-mile light-rail leg connecting Missouri City to the southernmost stop on the existing light-rail line, roughly paralleling US Route 90A. Metro isn’t anticipating construction of the extension before 2017, but there are a couple of kinks to consider: The main difference between the 2 route alternatives being considered is the northeast end of the journey. The first alternative (above) jogs off 90A to follow Bellfort into the existing Fannin South rail station, while the second (below) takes the Holmes Rd. route in:
Both alternatives include an optional jaunt up Hillcroft and along Airport, and both of them show stations at the Chimney Rock and Post Oak intersections. Trains running on the line would continue to Wheeler Station in Midtown.
- US 90A/Southwest Rail Corridor and US90A Project newsletter (PDF) [Metro]
- Plans Move Ahead For New Southwest Commuter Rail Line [KUHF News]