Feds give local rail project green light

December 16, 2009 4:05:08 AM PST
METRO plans to begin engineering work on the University light rail line next year. The 11-mile line would run from the University of Houston main campus to the Hillcroft transit center. Yesterday, the Federal Transit Administration approved advancing the project to the preliminary engineering phase.

That means METRO can prepare a final environmental impact statement and other reports.