Texas Attorney General Issues Opinion On Houston Bus Rapid Transit Project

The AG opinion backs up critic’s arguments as they continue fighting Uptown bus project. Gail Delaughter of Houston Public Media covers the Uptown bus fight:

...Critics seeking to stop the project say they are encouraged by an opinion from the Texas Attorney General on whether Metro is acting illegally by operating that system.

They say when voters approved a 2003 bond referendum, Metro was supposed to use the money to build light rail along Post Oak. And according to the attorney general’s opinion, Metro was specific in its request.

Attorney Andy Taylor says the opinion backs up their arguments as they continue fighting the project, which may include filing a lawsuit.

“In the state court system we are bound and determined, and ready, willing, and able to go all the way to the Texas Supreme Court,” Taylor says.

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