In a city where nine in ten drive to work, the answer could reshape the future.
This topic really infuriates me. Mass transit is a good thing, especially in a massively huge city like Houston.
Downtown Houston is coming out of a huge revitalization period. Downtown is more lively, and areas just outside of downtown like Montrose and The Heights are incredibly popular places to live, even more so than they used to be.
This is driving the working class further out, making it harder for them to find work, or if they have work, get to their jobs if they don’t have cars.
It won’t take long for this migration of workers to harm all businesses and the economy of downtown Houston which will then most likely enter into another demise of downtown Houston. The light rails and mass transit help stop this.
After living in Houston for about 6 years I saw nothing but luxury houses and apartments go up. And whenever low income housing was proposed I’ve seen people bitch, moan, and protest. They don’t want “those people” living near them and their kids because poor means black and brown and we can’t have that.
Stop being stupid and hateful, people of Houston.