March 04, 2007
One more article about Culberson's town hall meeting

If this and this weren't enough for you about last week's town hall meeting by Rep. Culberson that was mostly about the Universities line, there's this, from the This Week section.

Doug Childers, chair of, said he was pleased with the turnout.

"Culberson has said repeatedly there is no support in the neighborhoods for the Richmond option," Childers said. "The real point is to let him know he's dead wrong."


Bruce Butler, who lives on Milford Street a few blocks from Richmond, said he does not support the Southwest Freeway option because it would attract fewer riders and would require elevated tracks.

"We don't want a line running above one of Houston's crown jewels," Butler said. "Small businesses can recover from the construction, but no one can recover from an elevated rail that would cause sight and sound pollution."


Childers said support for is growing. Thousands have signed online petitions, and about 1,000 residents are signed up on the organization's e-mail list serve.

"Culberson talks like the only people who matter are the businesses on Richmond," said Jonathan Paull, one of the directors of "What about the hundreds of people who live near Richmond who want clean, safe transportation?"

He's just not that into you, I'm afraid. But kudos for getting the message out. Culberson may not have received it, but I think others are starting to.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 04, 2007 to Planes, Trains, and Automobiles