When I moved to Houston in 1998 some forward thinking civic leaders were talking about developing a light rail system. Dallas had created a limited light rail system in the 1980’s and it was very successful, so civic leaders suggested that Houston could do the same. The original proposal was to create a light rail system that linked the expanding suburbs to the south and west with downtown.
There were many opponents who predictably said that the system would be too expensive and no one would ride it. One of the most vocal opponents was Republican Congressman Tom DeLay, who […]