November 29, 2007
An invitation from

Metro has made its decision about the Universities line, but there's still work to do to make sure it's done right. The folks at want your help with that.

We are only at the beginning of the neighborhood friendly part of our goal. has an important part to play in sharing specific ideas and concerns with METRO as they develop the detailed design of the rail line, and in urging the City and other stakeholders to make important investments in sidewalks, lighting, trees, signage and other improvements that make our streets safe and attractive public places. We also need to continue our commitment to Richmond Ave. businesses to see them through construction.

On Tuesday, December 4, we invite you to join us for a special Tuesday Night Out at a favorite Richmond restaurant, Maria Selma. Please come and help us CELEBRATE our successes and ENVISION Richmond Avenue with rail. This will not be our typical Tuesday Night Out. We're expecting a senior official from METRO and representation from City Council to share their views on the role has played and can play in the next phase. Bring your ideas - we'll also take time to begin crafting a vision of what will make the University Line the neighborhood asset we all want.

What: A Special Tuesday Night Out for RichmondRail
Hot Hors d'oeuvres & Soft Drinks, Cash Bar
When: Tuesday, December 4, 2007, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Where: Maria Selma Restaurant, 1617 Richmond Ave.
Reservations: $15 in advance, admission $20 at the door

Click here to reserve your place and pay in advance. When you make your reservation we ask you to also consider making an additional donation. With your help, will continue to promote constructive solutions that look towards the greater good of our community and a sustainable quality of life.

Things have been quieter than I expected on this front since the official route announcement. Somehow, I expected more prolonged and pronounced whining. I'm not sure if that's a sign that the opposition was never all that deep to begin with, if RichmondRail made a real impact on those who weren't originally on board with them, or if they're just biding their time for some as yet unknown to me future event. In any event, join in if you can and help make a difference.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on November 29, 2007 to Planes, Trains, and Automobiles