Vote NO On METRO Proposition
by Gary Polland on October 30, 2019 at 2:04 PM
Why? First, does it trouble you, the voter, that METRO (train and bus system) is spending over $8.5 million of your tax dollars to sell this plan to you? This is something that should be illegal.
Former METRO Chair Gilbert Garcia under Mayor Annise Parker penned a Houston Chronicle Op-Ed that you should read.
A few highlights: (1) With current rail and bus ridership numbers below forecasts, while the bus fleet ages and the Uptown Bus Rapid Transit costs explode exceeding hundreds of millions of dollars, why are we going into further debt? (2) The plan has no transparency and no priorities; (3) Rail to Hobby - after the failed express bus service to Bush and Hobby airports had a low number of passengers; you should ask yourself, why? Added to these concerns are the plan for grade level rail with frequent stops making it too slow to be used enough.