Houston residents enjoyed free rides on Saturday, May 23, 2015 as part of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO’s) opening of the Green (East End) and Purple (Southeast) light rail lines. The two new lines are part of an approximately $1.22 Billion expansion of METRO’s existing light rail system which also includes a 5.3 mile extension to the Red (North) line that began service in December 2013. With the addition of the two new lines, Houston’s light rail transit system increases from 12.5 miles to 23 miles.
Since the opening of the Red Line extension, from the ...
On Saturday, December 21, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) celebrated the opening of the North Line in Houston, Texas. The 5.3-mile northern extension of METRO’s Red Line includes eight new stations and connects the University of Houston-Downtown and the Northline Commons Mall, making the entire Red Line nearly 13 miles.
The opening of the first new rail line in 10 years is going to bring "positive changes for the community," interim METRO president Tom Lambert said. As the first to serve residential neighborhoods, the line will allow METRO "to see how we ...
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