Why is rail working in Dallas and not Houston?

KTRK ABC13 Houston / Ted Oberg

METRO’s new light rail lines will be one of the largest public transportation projects in the nation, but so far, the new lines aren’t sparking much interest among developers.

Houston is building far more rail. You will be able to get more and more places, but what about when you get off the train? One of the lessons to be learned from Dallas is that building beside the rail can have huge benefits and it’s not happening very often here.

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About Bob Voelker

Head of the Munsch Hardt (Dallas law firm) Hospitality & Mixed Use Development Group, and former developer of affordable housing. I'm i
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