Sign Up
@EastEndHou

title bar image East End Stories

En la comunidad

East End Light Rail Line Is Finally Complete

East End Light Rail Line Is Finally Complete

Article originally appeared on HoustonPublicMedia.org, by Gail Delaughter

After months of construction, riders can now take the train to a popular transit center on Harrisburg.

Dignitaries gathered at Metro’s East End operations center to take the first train ride across the Hughes Street overpass.

The overpass carries the light rail train over a busy freight rail track. Before it was built, the train stopped short of the Magnolia Transit Center, about ten blocks down Harrisburg.

The East End train has had the lowest ridership of Metro’s three light rail lines, but CEO Tom Lambert hopes things will pick up now that riders can make easier connections.

“What it does is it actually connects to the Magnolia Transit Center, so you have multiple bus routes that also feed the Magnolia Transit Center. It connects the total network of a high-frequency bus network to an expanded rail network.”

And Lambert says the overpass is also doing away with long waits for drivers at the freight rail crossing.

“It actually gives more mobility choices with traffic lanes going over the bridge as well as traffic lanes at grade level.”

The new segment opens to the public on Wednesday. Riders will be able to try out the Green Line for free through January 22.

Source

More Stories
Arte

NPR: Massive Mural Of Underwater Sea Life Pops Up In The East End

NPR: Massive Mural Of Underwater Sea Life Pops Up In The East End

Tomeka Weatherspoon, Houston Public Media, December 11, 2017 East End community groups and artists gathered to unveil a new large-scale mural. It’s a wall of underwater sea creatures not far from the city docks. “It was a year of planning,” said Veronica Gorczynski of the Greater East End Management District. Her group supports efforts to beautify the area. “We had over 300 people over 2 weekends — that includes a Saturday and a Sunday just cleaning up the site.” “If residents aren’t coming out and walking their neighborhood, we have to ask ourselves why.” said Gorczynski.

FULL POST
En la comunidad

East End District Partners with YES Prep for Magnolia Park Clean Up

East End District Partners with YES Prep for Magnolia Park Clean Up

The East End District recently partnered with the students and teachers of YES Prep East End to canvass the Magnolia Park community with door hangers. The door hangers educated residents of garbage, recycling, and tree/junk waste guidelines and specified their heavy trash pick-up day. The students and teachers were also joined by Council Member Robert Gallegos and his staff, representatives from the Department of Neighborhoods, Harris County Precinct 6, Houston Police Department, BARC, City of Houston Solid Waste. The event was additionally sponsored by Space City Credit Union and Frost Bank.

FULL POST
View All
Contact Us