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Comment of the Day: Commuter Rail Makes Sense

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We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.

So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.

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We noted yesterday how Metro is gingerly dipping its toes into the possibility of commuter rail along the 90A corridor to Fort Bend County.

One reader was all for it.

Mike N wrrote

Along basically every major non-loop freeway in Houston other than 10 East and 225 is either a major planned community or enough development to justify commuter rail along these spoke freeways (by "along" I mean serving the communities along the freeways, not necessarily strictly down the middle of the freeway where the HOV lanes are or anything). Even serving just the suburbs to downtown commuters at first, it would probably have significantly relieved freeway traffic.

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