Okay, so in 1911, air conditioning was invented and by 1936 so was the double rotor helicopter. Wanna know something else that happened between those years? A little thing called the Interurban...
This thing scooted Galvestonians and Houstonians back and forth along the 50 mile corridor in under 75 minutes. Have you SEEN the traffic lately between Gtown and Houston? You could listen to practically the entire Twilight series on cd before you make it past the Clear Lake City Blvd exit!
We need this thing back. Well, okay, not THIS particular train, but the concept anyhow. Some people might argue that casinos are the quick fix for Galveston. Some people might argue that gambling would bring more negatives to the Island than would support the benefits. All a commuter rail would bring would be MORE PEOPLE. THAT WANT TO COME HERE. And I'm betting that a big system like that might fetch a job or two - huh?
I'm just curious. You all out there that visit IBCGalveston.com, what do you think? Would you ride the rail if we had one???