The new light rail line cost $756 million to build, with about 60 percent of the funding coming from the federal government. It runs from downtown and goes through the city's Northside neighborhood, a mixture of older homes, businesses and an industrial/warehouse area. The starter light rail line runs from downtown and goes south past Reliant Stadium,Air Max Scontate Uomo
, home of the NFL's Houston Texans.
The grand opening of the new light rail line was marked with a celebration that featured musical performances and activities for kids. Rides on the new light rail line, which cost $1.25, were free on Saturday.