After 47 train-vehicle accidents since the first light rail line opened in January, might Houston at least pause before pushing for another line? Nope.
But on a 5-4 vote Friday, the Orange County Transportation Authority board killed the idea [to put the billion-dollar CenterLine light rail project to a countywide vote].
Board member Miguel A. Pulido, a supporter of the rail line, led the opposition, arguing that a ballot measure would be an unwise gamble because voters would probably reject the project.
"It would be a terrible mistake. By voting to put it on the balllot, we kill the project."