This documentary traces METRO’s
humble beginnings, its rocky middle years before the 2003 referendum
was passed and its current state of affairs – from its modern,
hybrid-electric bus fleet to its plans of building five light-rail
Howard Horne, METRO’s first chairman of the board, recounts
the days when buses barely limped out of garages. Dr. Carol Lewis of
Texas Southern University describes the energetic opponents to the
METRO Solutions referendum.
Dr. Stephen Klineberg of Rice University explains how
respondents in his 28th annual survey on Houston’s economic and
demographic changes now say mass transit needs to be part of the
solution to Houston’s traffic gridlock and the city’s future growth.
The program is hosted by former Channel 13 news reporter Laura Whitley.