Good Job, Metro !

It's not often that we get to say something nice about Houston public transportation system


, so we can't pass up the chance to say,

"Good job, Metro!"

Why the kudos? Metro's Northwest Transit Center has been dim and dark (and dangerous, we expect) after nightfall for the last several months due to more than 50 percent of the Center's lights being out. In November, the outage rate started going even higher until just before Christmas when we counted eight out of every ten lights out. That's pretty dismal.

But last night we saw that all the burned-out bulbs had been replaced and the Center was awash in bright, cheerful light. Way to go, Metro! One happy customer told us, "I'm so glad they got the lights on. I didn't even know there was a soda machine in the middle of the courtyard, it was always so dark. Tonight I saw they have two!"

Hmmm, maybe the money Metro is getting from cutting out all those fare discounts is going to do some good after all. It bought a round of light bulbs, at least. -- Olivia Flores Alvarez

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