Houston's University light rail approved to move ahead

Posted on July 30, 2010

Houston Metro received a federal Record of Decision (ROD) on the University light-rail line, signifying final approval of the environmental review process on the 11.3-mile project.

With this approval, Metro will continue to evolve the design, engineering, utility coordination, pre-construction planning work and ongoing FTA coordination needed to go forward, while renewing community outreach efforts to make sure the public continues to be engaged in this historic project.

The University light-rail line is part of a regional transit plan serving the area via 19 stations between the Hillcroft and Eastwood Transit Centers with stops near Greenway Plaza, the University of St. Thomas, Texas Southern University and UH Central Campus.

The project is part of a five-line rail plan that includes the East End, North, Uptown and Southeast Lines. The East End, North, and Southeast lines are under construction, while the Uptown line is in the design phase.


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