“We are convinced it will improve mobility well beyond its neighborhood,” said Jack Drake, former president of the Greenspoint District on Houston’s north side.
Others were skeptical.
“I am afraid we are going to look up in 10 years and say, ‘What did we do that for?’ ” Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said.
Emmett, chairman of the transportation council, said the project followed the rules and on paper warranted the funding commitment from local officials.
That doesn’t mean, however, that it’s the right project to solve the Uptown area’s serious traffic problems, said Emmett, expressing doubts that Houston residents would get out of their cars to take a bus to work.
“I think I know Houstonians enough to know they are going to want to drive,” Emmett said.