Metro stats, school choice, Rice #1, NYT Texas, and more
I've let my list of smaller miscellaneous items get so long, I'll have to break it into two posts this week. Here's the first half:
- Christof does a good job analyzing H-GAC stats on Metro's HOV system and the Main St. rail, which is "carrying more people per mile (and thus per dollar invested) than any other modern light rail line in the United States. "
- A Dallas Morning News sports columnist picks the Rockets to go all the way this year... even past the Spurs and the Mavericks.
- Megan McArdle writes really great arguments for school choice vouchers, and absolutely devastates the con case.
- Reed has asked me to announce a new community-driven web site:
"The goal of HoustonTexasRealEstate.com is to facilitate open and honest communication between consumers and local real estate professionals by integrating a number of 'Web 2.0' features including a community blog, a question and answers section (similar to Yahoo! Answers), and an interactive neighborhood map. It's free for agents to register, and since the directory is sorted by their level of participation, professionals are incentivized to provide quality insights that any user can benefit from."Second half of the list later this week...
Labels: Metro, perspectives, rankings