Government Waste

$71M Spent on Houston Rail, With No Track Laid

All that prep work can get pricey, you know


Metro officials have spent $71 million on one light rail line during the last decade, but you wouldn't know it walking down the street where it's planned.

No construction has begun on the University Line because officials from the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston say no money exists to build it, KTRK reports. The $71 million has been spent on environmental studies, land appraisals and analyzing possible routes.