The Chronicle reports that Metro has been given permission by the FTA to “begin preliminary engineering studies for planned north and southeast extensions of its light rail line.”
The letters from the Federal Transit Administration do not provide money for the projects but give the transit agency standing to compete for money in the congressional appropriations process, said Frank Wilson, Metro’s president and chief executive officer.
Interestingly, the story doesn’t have a byline; it simply says “Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle.” Hmmmm.
Also, yesterday was supposed to be the day that Metro finally allowed KPMG to deliver its FY2004 financial report (CAFR). I emailed Tom Bazan this morning asking if that had happened. Bazan replied that Metro says the CAFR is now available. I assume it can be picked up at Metro’s new Lee P. Brown Administration building!
And here’s an item from the Metro Board of Directors Executive Session meeting:
Approval to sell the 12.3 acre of land previously used for the Alief Park & Ride lot to the City of Houston
The link on the Meetings and Notices page says this meeting was held yesterday, but the direct link used above says the item was from March 24. I’m not sure why there’s a discrepancy.
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