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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Southwest Rail Corridor
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 PMTexas Medical Center Food Court Area (Waterside Café), 6550 Bertner Street, Houston, TX 77030
JUNE 5, 2012 – 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PMWestbury High School (Atrium), 11911 Chimney Rock, Houston, TX 77035
JUNE 7, 2012 – 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PMMissouri City Community Center, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, TX 77489
JUNE 12, 2012 – 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PMThe Power Center (Southeast Ballroom), 12401 S. Post Oak Road, Houston, TX 77045
METRO will be presenting information at the Westbury Civic Club meeting Wednesday, April 20th at 7pm at Westbury High School.
METRO has announced plans regarding a future US90A rail route
METRO will be presenting drawings with the rail alternatives at the