As a native Houstonian and Oak Forest resident, where I also attended elementary, Jr. High and High School, I am personally offended by your use of the slang acronym ‘GOOF’ when referring to our neighborhood.
Houston Metro doesn’t really care about loss of ridership. Only 18% of their budget is supported by fares. The remaining 82% comes from our taxes. Not much incentive for improving public transportation.
I have to correct Lynn Ashby on his recent column in which he quotes a Texas Republican Congressman for voting “for” the government shutdown. The 2013 shutdown impacted elderly WWII veterans who traveled to DC to visit the Memorial.