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Express your support for neighborhood friendly light rail on Richmond TODAY


Our elected officials will be making some big decisions this week, which will significantly influence the future of rail along Richmond Avenue.

Congressman Ted Poe, who now represents much of the route, 
has asked the community for input. This is a tremendous opportunity to voice your opinion.

Please comment on the FaceBook post here or send an email to Congressman Poe's office in support of rail on Richmond. Please write in your own words and include if you are a constituent of his or if you live or work near the proposed University Light Rail Line.  Option B means that you support light rail transit on Richmond!

More details are available below.

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The US House of Representatives is considering the major Federal Transportation Appropriations Bill this week, which includes a clause inserted by Representative John Culberson, who no longer represents most of route of the proposed University Light Rail Line. The measures would uniquely disqualify Houston for Federal funding for transit, meaning the funds will be sent to other cities.

Congressman Ted Poe - who now represents much of the route - has asked the community for input on whether he should accept Culberson's strange law or oppose it:
URGENT: Congressman Poe wants to hear from you. Please comment on this post with "Option A" or "Option B" to voice your opinion on this issue.

Tomorrow the House will begin debating the Transportation Appropriations bill which includes language to prohibit Federal Funds from going to part of the Richmond Rail. This amendment would not necessarily save any taxpayer money, it would simply prevent any federal funds from going to a portion of the Richmond Ave. light rail project.

Do you support Congress blocking federal funds for a portion of this project?

Option A: No, I do not want the Richmond Rail built and I am ok with Congress passing a prohibition on federal funds for this project.

Option B: Yes, I do want the Richmond Rail built.

Please comment on the FaceBook post here or send an email to Congressman Poe's office in support of rail on Richmond. Please write in your own words and include if you are a constituent of his or if you live or work near the proposed University Light Rail Line.
Option B means that you support light rail transit on Richmond!

Houston deserves the opportunity to continue building the most successful modern light rail system in the nation (in terms of ridership per miles of rail). Don't let Congress hold Houston back!

Houston's Metro has instituted a comprehensive mitigation program to assist residents and businesses during and after construction. Unfortunately a small vocal opposition continues to ignore this reality, keeping residents and businesses along Richmond from enjoying the benefits of light rail. Metro's Business Assistance Fund is a grant program designed specifically to help small businesses through the light-rail construction period.

Houston Tomorrow Light Rail Research includes studies of the actual impact of light rail construction along Main Street, attitudes and concerns of business owners, business interruption during and after construction of a new light rail line, and analysis of various alternatives for light rail in Houston.

(Photo on Houston light rail by kshilcutt)
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