December 6, 2013 5:35 pm
Metro's Newest Light Rail Line Is Ready To Roll
The countdown is on for the opening of Metro's newest light rail line. That's the extension of the Red Line, which will take riders through historic northside neighborhoods, from the University of Houston-Downtown to the Northline Transit Center.
December 5, 2013 4:37 pm
New Study Looks At Improving Busy Northwest Houston Intersection
Officials in northwest Houston are getting help as they try to improve a busy intersection plagued by vacant businesses and over-sized parking lots.
December 4, 2013 3:27 pm
New Study Shows Texans Aren't Driving As Much These Days
Despite a growing population and lots of new cars on the road, figures show Texans are driving less. A new study looks at some of the reasons behind the trend.
December 2, 2013 4:04 pm
New Year Will Bring More Construction To US Highway 290
A couple of new construction projects are about to get underway on one of the area's busiest freeways, but officials say they've prepared an alternate route for commuters who want to avoid delays.
December 2, 2013 5:28 am
Unique Exhibition Highlights Art Inspired By Urban Sprawl
A new exhibition at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft features works inspired by an unusual source. Visitors will see everything from jewelry to large-scale sculptural works, and they're all based on the theme of urban sprawl.
November 27, 2013 2:50 pm
Harris County Lawyers Have New Rules For Filing Civil Court Documents
Big changes are on the way to the Harris County Courthouse as the District Clerk launches a new system of record-keeping for civil and family courts.
November 21, 2013 4:57 pm
Metro Says Getting More People To Ride The Bus Is Its Top Goal
Metro board members have taken a crucial first step in the transit agency's efforts to "re-imagine" Houston's bus system. It's all part of an effort to boost sagging ridership by providing quicker service.
November 20, 2013 4:35 pm
Concerned Residents Give Mixed Reviews To North Freeway Improvement Plans
TxDOT is now gathering input on what should be done about one of the area's most crowded roadways. Officials say they need to take action soon to deal with increasing congestion on the North Freeway.
November 13, 2013 2:56 pm
Texas Streamlines Process For Getting A Car Title
Texas has become the first state in the nation to issue new vehicle titles electronically. It's part of an effort to move away from paper and go to a system that's totally digital.
November 12, 2013 3:29 pm
TxDOT Seeks More Public Input On How To Ease Congestion On The North Freeway
TxDOT is asking for more public input as it tries to find ways to deal with increasing traffic on the North Freeway.
November 11, 2013 4:26 pm
Major Freeway Connector Ramp Project Starts Next Year
TxDOT begins work early next year on a project designed to make it easier to connect between two busy freeways south of downtown.
November 5, 2013 11:19 pm
Referendum's Defeat Could Doom The Astrodome
Harris County voters have rejected a plan to convert the Astrodome into an events center, leaving it up to Commissioners Court to decide the iconic building's ultimate fate.
November 1, 2013 2:38 pm
Metro Is Offering Free Rides To The Polls This Election Day
Metro wants to make it easier to get to the polls this Election Day.
October 31, 2013 3:13 pm
Toll Road Project Gets TxDOT Approval
The Texas Transportation Commission has given its approval to a long-awaited project designed to make the commute easier for people in the growing areas south of Houston.
October 29, 2013 3:19 pm
Houston Organization Is Awarding Grants For Transportation-Related Art In East End
A local arts organization is looking for artists who want to take part in a creative project that highlights Houston's East End neighborhood.
October 25, 2013 2:26 pm
Segments Of Two Houston Freeways Will Be Closed For Construction This Weekend
Houston drivers face detours this weekend as two major freeways close for construction.
October 24, 2013 3:03 pm
Area Residents Asked To Give Input On Wide-Ranging Plan For The Region's Future
The Houston-Galveston Area Council wants to hear what the public thinks about a wide-ranging plan that's geared toward improving the region's quality-of-life.
October 23, 2013 5:14 pm
DWI Patrols In Montgomery County Target Renfest Revelers
Police will be out in force in Montgomery County this weekend, looking for drivers who've hoisted too many tankards of ale at the Texas Renaissance Festival.
October 22, 2013 4:37 pm
Metro Officials Point To Increased Ridership As A Sign Of Transit Agency's Success
Metro officials say the state of Houston's transit agency is strong, as it rolls out new light rail lines and works to increase ridership. But one of the biggest challenges that lies ahead is to find a new permanent leader.
October 21, 2013 5:17 pm
New Houston Program Enlists Neighborhood Groups To Help Clean Up Overgrown Lots
The City of Houston has launched a new program designed to help neighborhoods plagued by overgrown and abandoned lots. Under that program, the city is lending a hand to neighborhood groups that want to do cleanup projects on their own.
October 21, 2013 12:26 pm
Tour Guide Shows Visitors Around Houston's Underground World
Eating at food courts and mingling with office workers may not seem like an interesting thing thing to do when you're visiting a new city, but lots of people do it when they come to Houston. Hundreds of people every year go on tours of the downtown tunnels, the bustling network beneath the streets that connects Houston's high-rise buildings.
October 14, 2013 4:15 pm
Texans Unsure Of Schaub's Status As They Prepare To Meet Undefeated Kansas City Chiefs
Texans coach Gary Kubiak says quarterback Matt Schaub is being treated for the ankle injury he sustained in Sunday's 38-13 loss to the St Louis Rams.
October 14, 2013 12:50 pm
How Montgomery County Airport Expansion Could Bring More Business Travelers
Officials expect to see more business travel north of Houston, thanks to a major airport expansion project in Montgomery County.
October 10, 2013 5:32 pm
Mayor Parker Wants Houston's Streets More Accessible To Pedestrians And Cyclists
Mayor Annise Parker is unveiling a new initiative designed to make Houston's streets accessible to everyone, and that includes walkers, cyclists, and people who use mobility devices. Parker laid out her plan as a street in Midtown was honored for sustainable development.
October 9, 2013 4:04 pm
Reseachers Say There Is No Way To Safely Text While Driving
A new study on distracted driving in Texas shows people who use voice-to-text applications aren't any safer behind the wheel than drivers who text manually.
October 8, 2013 5:18 pm
Harris County Officials Say They Haven't Started Tearing Down The Astrodome
There's a lot of work going on around the Astrodome, but Harris County officials stress they're not tearing down the building. Voters will decide next month whether to fund the building's renovation, and officials say the work that's happening right now needs to be done regardless of the dome's fate.
October 7, 2013 4:08 pm
Metro Hopes New Fare Option Helps Boost Ridership
Metro hopes a new fare option will help get more people aboard its buses and trains. The transit agency is once again giving people the opportunity to make unlimited daily trips for one flat fee.
October 3, 2013 1:25 pm
City Of Dickinson Looks To Fix Pedestrian Problems
Dickinson city officials say a lack of sidewalks is making it difficult for some people to take advantage of the city's bus routes. They've now unveiled a new master plan designed to fix the problem. There's a public meeting tonight where residents can get a look at the plan.
October 2, 2013 3:30 pm
TxDOT Goes After Toll Road Scofflaws By Threatening To Make Their Names Public
TxDOT is trying something new in an effort to get toll violators to pay up. The agency is owed millions of dollars in unpaid tolls, and it's now going public with the names of the most serious violators.
October 1, 2013 4:44 pm
Employees Of Johnson Space Center Frustrated Over Government Shutdown
Many federal employees here in Houston stayed home today because of the government shutdown, and that includes the Johnson Space Center, where a handful of workers are keeping an eye on essential operations.