The Neartown Association, which includes multiple neighborhood associations, has sent a letter to Metro in which they "fully endorse and support" the Cummins route for the Universities line. They also characterize the Montrose route that's being championed by Rep. Culberson as "irresponsible and unacceptable", and challenges Metro to "look beyond the politics of today" in making their choice. I have a copy of the letter here (PDF) for your perusal. Check it out.
UPDATE: RichmondRail.org has more on this, including a map of the neighborhoods. Note that all four of the individual associations that co-signed this letter are bounded on at least one side by differing route options, with both Richwood and Castle Court falling between the Richmond and US59 options. There's also a town hall meeting tomorrow night on the Rice campus for anyone who wants to reinforce what public opinion really is on this to Rep. Culberson.Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 21, 2007 to Planes, Trains, and Automobiles