Metro and the University of Houston have reached an agreement to continue construction on the Southeast light rail line that will connect the university to downtown and UH-Downtown, according to the Houston Chronicle:
The Metro board has agreed to pay $1.5 million to take the steps included in the agreement, according to spokesman Jerome Gray.
“We have worked diligently together to reach an agreement,” UH President Renu Khator said in a statement. “We have come to a resolution that both the university and Metro are happy with and that is in the best interests of the community.”
The $823 million southeast line - which will have stops at UH and Texas Southern University - remains on track to open to the public in 2014, Gray said.
Under the deal, the routes and stops will not change, but Metro has agreed to provide an alternative access road to ease potential problems along Wheeler.