Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Light Rail News, 28 Oct 2003

New rail plan offers options to METRO's light rail proposal (ABC 13 Houston) - Harris County has its own idea on how to relieve traffic. County Judge Robert Eckels released a preliminary study that claims to have a mobility solution for a lot less money in a lot less time. Monday he came out with a study that endorses larger commuter rail over an expanded form of light rail.

U.S. Senate OKs light-rail funding
(Charlotte Business Journal) - The U.S. Senate has approved $950 million for transportation projects in North Carolina, including $18 million for construction of Charlotte's south corridor light-rail project. Expected to become operational in 2006, the 10-mile rail line will connect uptown and Interstate 485 north of Pineville.


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