When it was rolled out, the ambitious $7.5 billion Metro Moving Forward plan for the next generation of transit in Houston showed both the Green and Purple light rail lines extending all the way from downtown to Hobby Airport.

Costly ride-hailing trips and long-term parking suddenly seemed things of the past, and many were thrilled.

Besides, rail to the airport is touted by civic leaders as a necessary amenity of a major city, important as a park such as Discovery Green or convention center. “It’s an enticing thing for an elected official, because it’s a nice, shiny deliverable,” Oni Blair, the executive director of transit advocacy group LINK Houston, told the Editorial Board

Houston Chronicle 
The Editorial Board | APRIL 8, 2019
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