Friday, January 26, 2007
Houston Representatives (D) Want LRT
Well now that big bad Tom Delay is gone looks like Houston residents might get what they actually voted for. Being from Houston I've been watching this with interest. Tom Delay and his little buddy Rep Culbertson were so anti-transit yet so powerful they were able to get Metro to change its technology from LRT to BRT. This made all the voters mad because they felt like they'd been tricked. This also put Metro in a bad political situation weakening their ability to have a little more leeway. While we don't know if they can actually get it changed, we do know that Culbertson is a jackass and will build 10 lane freeways all day knocking down houses, but when it comes to light rail, if its built next to a house he's gonna stop it or put in a bus.