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Shocker: Houston Metro Ridership Down

Leonard Gilroy
August 22, 2005, 8:15am

The latest report on Houston's Metro ridership doesn't look good: Excuse my interruption, but keep in mind the adjectives used here -- "booming light rail" and "healthy commuter bus service" -- as you read on. They seem a tad strong to me, but readers can decide for themselves. The article continues... Of course that's true, but buses just don't have the same allure as an expensive system of shiny, new rail cars. And the ridership numbers may actually be overstated due to Metro's method of counting riders: On a related note, be sure to check out local blogger Anne Linehan's deconstruction of this story...it's well worth a read.

Leonard Gilroy is Director of Government Reform


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