DALLAS - The Harris County Metropolitan Transit Authority, better known as Metro, will have to seek other funding sources for its expanding Houston-area rail system after learning that federal stimulus funds will not be available.

Two light-rail lines in development are not sufficiently advanced to meet requirements that half of the $92 million in stimulus funds dedicated to the project be committed by Sept. 1, Metro officials said. Federal officials indicated that the funds should be allocated for high-occupancy vehicle lanes instead.

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