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Southwest Rail Corridor

METRO’s long-term transit plan, METRO Rail Expansion Program, offers transportation alternatives in major corridors throughout the region. The plan offers better connections, faster and shorter trips, and longer hours of service. METRO is undertaking multiple environmental and preliminary engineering studies in several corridors.

The study area is located within the Houston urban area and is defined as being within a half-mile radius of the US 90A/Southwest rail corridor. The majority of the study area is within Harris County, with a small portion within Fort Bend County. The corridor is about nine miles long, linking the City of Houston and the City of Missouri City. It extends from the Fannin South Station at the southern terminus of the existing METRORail Red Line to South Gessner Road/FM 2234 and US 90A.

More information from Metro.

Approximately one mile of the rail line will have a direct impact on Westbury. Stay tuned for more information from Westbury Civic Club about how this might affect you.

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June 2012 update METRO to hold public meetings

posted Jun 5, 2012, 11:06 AM by Westbury Civic Club President

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) continues to advance work on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the US 90A/Southwest Rail Corridor, which was initiated in January 2011. The proposed US 90A/Southwest Rail Corridor is approximately nine miles of new construction starting at Missouri City to the Fannin South Rail Station, merging with the existing METRORail Red Line up to Wheeler Station. The proposed line would directly serve Reliant Park, the Texas Medical Center, Rice University, the Houston Zoo, Hermann Park, and the Museum District. METRO hosted four open-house public meetings in February 2011 to identify alternatives and transportation issues in the corridor. This was part of the federal "scoping process".
 
Both alternative routes proposed travel through Westbury. Here are the meetings.

JUNE 5, 2012 – 11:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

Texas Medical Center Food Court Area (Waterside Café), 6550 Bertner Street, Houston, TX 77030

JUNE 5, 2012 – 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

Westbury High School (Atrium), 11911 Chimney Rock, Houston, TX 77035

JUNE 7, 2012 – 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

Missouri City Community Center, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, TX 77489

JUNE 12, 2012 – 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

The Power Center (Southeast Ballroom), 12401 S. Post Oak Road, Houston, TX 77045

METRO update

posted Apr 19, 2011, 3:25 PM by Westbury Civic Club President

METRO will be presenting information at the Westbury Civic Club meeting Wednesday, April 20th at 7pm at Westbury High School.

February 22nd meeting at Westbury High School

posted Feb 22, 2011, 12:38 PM by Westbury Civic Club Director of Communications

METRO has announced plans regarding a future US90A rail route
connecting Missouri City to the general area of the Medical Center light
rail line. Although the exact route is under evaluation, all the
alternatives will affect the Westbury area. METRO is looking both at
light rail and heavy rail. They are looking at options on both sides of
US90A. Some of the options on our side of US90A could directly impact
properties in Westbury or Stones Throw. One alternative even shows
light rail tracks on West Airport and Hillcroft. Although the drawings
do not show where future stations may be located, it is anticipated that
at least one station will be located in our general area.

METRO will be presenting drawings with the rail alternatives at the
Westbury High School atrium on Tuesday, February 22 from 6 - 8 PM. This
is part of the Environmental Impact Study process and they are seeking
comments from the community. Comments will be accepted through March
11.

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