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Houston voters endorse light rail

In a 6 November ballot Houston voters adopted a City Charter amendment that allows work to continue on the Metropolitan Transit Authority's Main Street light rail line. With all precincts reporting, Proposition 1 had garnered more than 74 percent of the vote. An alternative measure, Proposition 3, which called for a referendum that could halt the project, was opposed by 54 percent of voters. Proposition 1, favoured by Mayor Lee Brown and Metro rail supporters, will allow the project -- now about one-quarter complete -- to continue, but it requires referendums on any future rail extensions.

8 November 2001

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