April 26, 2019 - Houston Chronicle - Dug Begley -
Houston could have two light rail lines running to Hobby Airport after all, provided they share a lot of track.
After saying the potential $1.8 billion investment to take both the Green and Purple lines to the airport was too costly, Metropolitan Transit Authority board members on Thursday reacted positively to an alternate plan to extend both lines to a common point, then having them share a single track in each direction the rest of the way to the airport.
“This is the alternative that makes the most sense,” Metro board member Jim Robinson said. “It is far less expensive than running two different lines out there.”
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