The Houston City council approved the plan just last week. City and METRO officials say the 30 mile corridor will accommodate the transportation needs of a growing community.
"A region which will be less dependent on automobiles and skyrocketing fuel prices – a region moving towards better mobility and cleaner air," said METRO Chairman David Wolff.
The East End line is expected to be in operation by 2012. METRO plans to build four other lines around town as well.
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