- Metro’s 2 New Light Rail Lines Officially Open Tomorrow with Concert, Free Rides [Houston Public Media]
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- Transwestern Developing Pasadena Shopping Center Called the Market at Crenshaw on Nearly 24 Acres Along Beltway 8 [Houston Chronicle]
- Houston Rent Growth Has Slowed for 4 Straight Months; Rents Now Dropping on an Annual Basis in Montrose—River Oaks Area, Finds Axiometrics [HBJ]
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers To Start Pumping 725,000 Cubic Yards of Sand from Ship Channels to Galveston’s Beaches Next Month [Galveston County Daily News]
- Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth Among Top 10 U.S. Cities with Largest Population Gains from 2013 to 2014 [Houston Public Media]
- First of 15 Planned Houston Locations of Pizza Chain Your Pie Will Open Downtown at SkyHouse Houston in October [HBJ; previously on Swamplot]
- Super Bowl LI Will Be Held at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 [Ultimate Texans]
Photo of the Galleria: Russell Hancock via Swamplot Flickr Pool
Re: Opening of Green and Purple lines
As a friend of mine put it: “Those trains will be there after tomorrow.” So, I’m just going to let the “excitement” (sarcasm intended) die down and I’ll try them out later. After looking at the schematic on Metro’s website, it doesn’t seem like much track has been laid out. Hurry up and get to the airports!
Did i miss something on the plan for these new lines or are the downtown sections on shared lanes?? There is even a point where the rail has to cross 3 lanes of traffic at grade. I saw them on the trial runs and it was a mess. Those trains are going to be 30-40 minutes off schedule during peak traffic.
I hope they test the ship channel sand for toxins before they spread it out on the beach for people to play in. I can only imagine what has settled on the bottom of the ship channel.
Sand from the ship channel to the Galveston beach……. Does not sound very appealing, but also fits…