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Congressman John Culberson blocks federal funding for rail on richmond and post oak FOREVER

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by da1, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. chrispbrown

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    You mean the once dead midtown which has how many developments now? Not to mention the developments in downtown around main st. There are multiple apartments being built now, multiple ones planned, a collaberative arts center, retail centers and a vacant lot being made into a park. Is that what you would call ruining the old sears and fiesta which were the old staples?
     
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    You do realize that there is more to do than shop and eat? Like all of us that work in the Galleria and Greenway plaza area every day. I still think you need light rail in place connecting main areas in town. First step into adding commuter trains that will then drop off next to the light rail.
     
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    Also for clarification: THIS DOES NOT SAVE YOU MONEY AS A TAXPAYER!

    Now instead of getting something for our town your money can go build a bridge in Montana or California.
     
  6. Nick

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    And not to mention that there will be some heavy construction, sometimes even more crippling than rail construction, on richmond/post-oak over the next 10 years.

    Construction is actually good for the economy as well.
     
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    Cannot stand this man. He is a reflection of what happens when Americans do not do anything to curb the influence of big money in politics. The "death of Fannin and Main St"? Please.

    On a different note, how much more costly is to build elevated light rail versus what we have now? As long as other cars get in the way, trains and buses don't run as efficiently.
     
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    Culberson actually mailed out a survey about rail on Richmond, but only to the businesses located directly on Richmond, and not to the many thousands of residents who live within walking distance of the street (you know, the actual voters). The people most likely to complete and return the survey would be those small businesses that don't have the capital to survive a few lean years during construction. Culberson thereby rigged the whole thing for show.

    In the meantime, Culberson constantly crows about being the champion of the Katy Freeway expansion, which literally wiped out dozens of small businesses. The guy is a complete hypocrite. This is a classic example of a politician using a hot button, wedge issue to drum up campaign dollars.

    Look for Metro save up enough money over the next 15 years to build the thing down Richmond on their own.
     
  9. shastarocket

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    Wow, nevermind the guy sound like he needs to be voted out...

    Also, I'm sorry but we can't count on Metro doing much on their own. Check out this joke of an organization: http://swamplot.com/how-metro-let-a...central-station-go-down-the-drain/2013-11-22/
     
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    they were at it again...

    http://www.houstonchronicle.com/new...essmen-again-battle-over-Richmond-5540338.php
     
  11. Nick

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    Richmond/Post Oak are no longer as affluent in relation to the rest of the city as it was when this opposition first occurred.

    While all that land and businesses on that land are still valuable... there have been other parts of Houston that have been built up with land value now exceeding that of Richmond/galleria area. Plus, nobody is moving to these area... but they are commuting there for work and/or commuting through the area to get to another part of Houston.
     
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    Sheila Jackson Lee said she was especially proud of an amendment she offered, which received no opposition, that allows transit authorities to proceed with projects eligible for grants and formula funds doled out by the Secretary of Transportation.
     
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    He mean say Rot in Hell
     
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    can you expand on what this would mean for the richmond line, or is it too early to tell how this could go?
     
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    For those too young to remember, one main opposition to the Richmond line was that it would take out the 75 year old oak trees in the median. The folks in Afton Oaks had enough financial/political pull to make that issue stick and the business owners that would lose a couple of years of access made their point also.

    It has always seemed to me that the best route would be down Holcombe/Bellaire, from the Bellaire transit center to the Med Center.

    It could be real cheap and easy. Imagine from Galleria to downtown:

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    lol at the people that think street grade rail is going to solve traffic congestion in Houston

    simplistic thinking
     
  18. chrispbrown

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    The true "LOL" goes to people who thinks rail benefits no one.

    Im sorry you bough a house in the burbs. Culberson is quick to brag on i10 and it is already worse than it was before. That was your money too. This time he is proud of doing nothing and still taking your money...congrats guys.
     
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    No one thinks that, it is just solution to an overall problem.
     
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    No one thinks that and those that do don't know ****. That said, rail down Richmond would provide a helluva alternative for folks moving between downtown and the galleria. I sure as hell know I would use it regularly on the weekends. A **** ton of people would.

    But go on w your bad self, texxx.
     

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