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Houston groundbreaking postponed

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Houston light rail starter line planned for 25 January had to be postponed at the last minute when a judge issued a temporary injunction forbidding the start of street construction while a lawsuit filed by a light rail opponent is considered. The law suit contends that a referendum should be held before the light rail project goes ahead, but this is being opposed by Houston Metro, who argue that insufficient signatures have been obtained to force a referendum. These developments are the latest in the saga of attempts by conservative road-orientated Texas forces to prevent taxpayers money being spent on light rail.

26 January 2001

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