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    Light Rail?

    by frankcanfly Updated May 25, 2004

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    In Baltimore we call this the Light Rail service, I don't remember what it's called here.

    It's a one-line service for now, with future expansion planned. Basically follows Main Street....

    This service just opened up in January '04. Since then, there have been over 35 Car-vs-Train accidents.

    The most common cause? Cars illegally turning left, right in front of the trolleys.

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    Public Transportation

    by John_P_LSU Updated Jan 27, 2004

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    MetroRail

    Despite what you may have heard, Houston has a pretty good public transportation system that consists mostly of busses [www.ridemetro.org/services/publicguides.asp].
    Additionally, there is a free trolley system
    [www.ridemetro.org/pdf/routes/trolley.pdf] that runs downtown.
    There is also as a relatively useless rail-line
    [www.ridemetro.org/pdf/routes/700metrorail.pdf] that connects downtown to the Reliant Park / Astrodome area (via the Museum District and Medical Center).

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