Houston completes Green Line light rail project

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HOUSTON — Transit managers in Houston are celebrating the completion of the METRO Green Line light rail project. The new corridor opened to the public on Jan. 11.

The Green Line, which features nine stations, connects downtown Houston to the Magnolia Park Transit Center in the city’s east end. The line features a large vehicle and light rail overpass that spans Union Pacific tracks in the Harrisburg neighborhood of Houston.

According to the agency, the project was plagued with several construction and environmental-related delays that pushed its debut back to early 2017.

“It was an arduous project to get done,” says Bruce Krantz, METRO’s senior director of planning, engineering and construction. “In the end, we kept at it and chipped away. We had a good project team,” he adds.

To celebrate the completion of the project, the agency is offering free rides on the Green Line through Jan. 22.

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