Infrastructure
Monorail Houston
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A Brief History of the Skyway Monorail

Category: 2008, Infrastructure

At the end of WW2 the Swedish industrialist Dr. Axel Lennart Wenner-Gren was one of the world’s richest men. He has sold ammunition to both sides during the war and as a result J.Edgar Hoover placed Axel Wenner-Gren on the Proclaimed List, a list of persons regarded as enemies to the United States. After the […]

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Jan 15, 20083
Survivors
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“ARMED” Survival Maps

The United States arguably faces a probable nuclear attack and needs to plan how to mitigate the damage caused by such an attack.  I am a survivor of the Holocaust, bombings of European cities, wartime chaos, and organizing for survival. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, my recommendations were adopted in Houston by numerous civic organizations […]

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Aug 16, 20053
Trans-Texas Corridor
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The Texas Corridor Scam

ADDING INSULT TO INJURY While you are reading about the coming of the Texas Corridor, you may not realize that as of last July the Texas Supreme Court made the condemnation of your property not only easy but it made sure that you will not get a fair price for it. (Hubenak v. San Jacinto […]

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Jun 29, 20053
Houston METRO Bus
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The Metro Farce: Looking Beyond Buses and Rails

Category: 2003, Infrastructure, Texas

For decades we ignored the most important issue facing any mobility plan in Houston. How do we make people use the bus, the trolley, or the train? How do we get them out of the car? We are already paying more than 80% of the operating cost of the busses, so why can’t we or […]

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Sep 4, 20033
Monorail
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Monorails and the FAT Concept

Category: 2003, Infrastructure, Texas

For the past 48 years I have been an active, alas seldom-successful participant in the Houston rail debate. Several times over the years I was able to propose the usage of Monorail as a viable alternative. This time I will not point to hidden deals, insider agendas, conspiracies and other negative aspects of proposals and […]

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Aug 15, 20033