A Texas Attorney General opinion was issued today on the authority of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) to participate in the Uptown Houston Transit Project otherwise known as the Post Oak Boulevard Dedicated Bus Lanes Project.
Victory…The Texas Attorney General now agrees that Metro broke its promise to voters in that controversial 2003 special bond election. The ballot language clearly called for a rail line through Uptown, and did not include any plans to tear up Post Oak Boulevard for dedicated bus lanes instead.
“Metro should not spend another penny on this project,” says Andy Taylor, the Attorney representing opponents of the Uptown bus plan.
Voters deserve an explanation.
“Metro needs to account for the $640 million dollars taxpayers voted to spend in that election,” says Taylor.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Taylor along with concerned citizens will hold a news conference at Masraff’s Restaurant, 1753 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056.