I agree with you. The media has not picked up on this story. I have followed this project since I first heard of it.
I don’t recall hearing how many times a day this train would run (90 minutes one way) but I have heard that it would cost $200 one way. I DO NOT believe that that many people would be riding in middle of day. I certainly can see morning and evening commutes for businesses.
In all the meetings I have gone to, majority of private citizens are against but big businesses are for. Duh! One meeting we were told that there would be no eminent domain. That is a lie. But then our government officials were the ones telling us. BEWARE OF POLITICIANS.
When I first heard of it, I was ready to ride. Many friends have moved to the Dallas area. But when I heard the price of tickets I changed my mind. Again, with all the news regarding this project, there is no mention of ticket prices.
I’m not thrilled with the station being at NW mall. Like there isn’t enough traffic around here. The stations should be on outskirts north of town. If I’m coming from Dallas and I need to go to The Woodlands, it sure makes sense to take a train that puts me in “the Loop”. So now I need to get transportation back to The Woodlands. The same goes for Galveston or any other location. Where will those places be? There is not a lot of room at NW mall now that 290 is larger.
The only people this is benefiting is big corps… and the idea that you have to get “foreign help” irks me.
This is the opinion of an original Oak Forest resident. Our nice quiet neighborhood has changed and I’m afraid to say not for the better.
To kneel or not to kneel – protesting the protesters
Lynn Ashby (Sept. 22) was wise to refrain from clearly presenting his own opinion regarding the NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem, instead adducing various views albeit tinged with the usual dig at President Trump. To help our favorite pundit crystallize his thinking on this issue, let us consider an analogous arena: The U.S. Marine Corps. March 2017 report, numerous female Marines complained their male colleagues were taking and sharing inappropriate photos of them without permission. February 2018 report, two female Marines report their chain of command ignored their complaints of harassment. April 2018 report, the Marine Corps had the highest increase in sexual assault cases among the services. Would Lynn Ashby remain ambivalent to insistence that it’s perfectly proper — even imperative — to protest these injustices by kneeling during the Marines’ Hymn?
P.S. Question, how many of these lavishly paid NFL kneelers, if not for football, would be sacking groceries someplace? P.P.S. New data emerges regularly regarding the immense danger football poses, specifically the threat of traumatic brain injury. Evidence of the adverse consequences of repetitious tackling/blocking head impact has stared us in the face for a long time. I mean hey, just look what Dallas Cowboy Troy Aikman did after sustaining his eighth concussion: He got married.