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Re: Re: Announce:

by jens (Pilgrim)
on Oct 11, 2002 at 05:52 UTC ( #204420=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Announce:
in thread Announce:

It's always puzzled me that Houston, a city of more than
four million people, hasn't got a single bus, not
a single train, not a single gram of public
transport available to the public.

Hmmm...maybe there's a connection between people with
enough good sense to use Perl, and enough good sense to
take public transport?

Microsoft delendum est.

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Re(3): OT: Announce:
by mojotoad (Monsignor) on Oct 11, 2002 at 16:55 UTC
    They're in the process of building a light rail from the Astrodome through the Med center into downtown. There *should* be one from downtown out to Katy, Sugarland, Galveston/Clearlake, Kingswood, and the airport and Woodlands.

    However, our friend Tom Delay has consistently blocked all funding at the federal level for rail in Houston. He's a bit of an ass.

    Perhaps I should turn him into a very small perl script.

    We do have the buses, however, even if finding the schedules and routes can be a pita.


      I remember a story from the early 90's about Southwest Airlines squashing a plan to build a high-speed rail between the big three Texas cities (San Antonio, Houston, Dallas), since traffic between those cities was a huge percentage of their business. Gotta love how the politicians are always looking out for their constituents.


Re: Re: Re: Announce:
by krisahoch (Deacon) on Oct 11, 2002 at 11:32 UTC

    Which houston are you talking about? Houston Texas has more buses that Cops, and we have a lot of cops.

    We also have more buses than Texas has executions

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