March 5, 2012 10:11 am
But How To Spend All That Money?
TxDOT says it has come up with more money for high-priority transportation projects around the state. Officials say they came up with the money by identifying new funding opportunities, and through cost-saving measures at the department. Now comes the work of deciding how those funds should be spent.
February 22, 2012 8:14 pm
Metro Offers Easy Options For Getting To The Rodeo
Starting this weekend, Metro is offering expanded shuttle service for people who don't want to drive in rodeo traffic around Reliant Park. There's shuttle service from three park & rides, along with an expanded schedule for the light rail.
February 21, 2012 10:40 pm
East End Neighborhood Looks At Ways To Become More Pedestrian-Friendly
An East End neighborhood looks at ways to make it easier and safer for its residents to get around. People who live there are also hoping for an economic boost, now that the new Dynamo Stadium is about to open, along with a nearby extension of the light rail line. But to make that happen, experts say busy Navigation Boulevard needs to be a better place to walk.
February 20, 2012 7:44 pm
Houston Drivers Have New Option for Getting Around Quicker
Houston drivers have a new option for getting around quicker on existing lanes. Metro is now allowing vehicles with one occupant to use the Gulf Freeway HOV lane and calling them HOT lanes.
February 10, 2012 9:42 pm
TxDot Puts The Next Phase Of The Grand Parkway On The Fast Track
TxDot says it's about to move forward on the next phase of the Grand Parkway project.
February 2, 2012 9:49 pm
Private Donors Increase Reward For Elderly Woman's Murder
Crime Stoppers is now offering a $10,000 reward for information into the murder of an elderly woman who was killed in a robbery at her southwest Houston home. Authorities hope jewelry taken during the robbery will help lead them to the killer.
January 31, 2012 9:14 pm
Business Leaders Look At Challenges Of Moving Goods
The Harris County International Trade and Transportation Conference looked at what Houston can do to become the "Gateway of North America." While shipping executives say demand is strong, one of the challenges they face is finding people to move goods once they arrive at the Port of Houston.
January 30, 2012 8:02 pm
County Officials To Hear From Trade And Transportation Leaders
Harris County officials will gather on Tuesday to look at some of the trade and transportation issues facing the region.
January 30, 2012 6:19 pm
Could a Solar-Powered Car Become a Reality?
Imagine having a vehicle that you don't have to fill up or plug in, and it's practically free to drive. For a Houston electric car dealer, that vehicle is a reality. But what would it take to get these super-efficient cars in everyone's driveway?
January 26, 2012 6:57 pm
Burglaries Lead To Hundreds Of Stolen Guns On Houston Streets
Crime Stoppers is appealing to the public for help after hundreds of guns are stolen from local dealers. Police believe a highly organized burglary ring is responsible for those crimes.
January 25, 2012 9:13 pm
Electric Car Enthusiasts Check Out The Latest Hybrid Vehicle
Electric cars are getting lots of attention at this year's Houston Auto Show, as Ford shows off its new hybrid vehicle. That's good news to the "early adapters" who were the first to get behind the wheel of electric vehicles.
January 16, 2012 9:33 pm
It's Costing More To Fill Up In Houston
Drivers in Houston are paying more for gas this week.
January 13, 2012 9:30 pm
Boat Show Features Environmentally-Friendly Watercraft
Lots of folks are headed to Reliant Park this weekend for the final days of the Houston Boat Show. Along with checking out new designs and high-tech features, visitors will also see boats that are much more environmentally friendly.
December 30, 2011 4:36 pm
Accident Investigations Mean Long Freeway Shutdowns
Fatality accidents require Houston Police to shut down busy freeways, detour drivers, and investigate the scene. But why are Houston freeways are shut down for so long?
December 22, 2011 9:28 pm
TxDot Uses Reindeers To Get Out Serious Message
State transportation officials hope a humorous ad campaign will help keep drunk drivers off the road this holiday season.
December 22, 2011 6:49 pm
Houston's Airports Have Holiday Reminders For Travelers
Holiday travelers will have lots of company this year at Houston's airports, and if you haven't flown in a while, there are a few things you need to remember to help you get through security quicker.
December 20, 2011 10:08 pm
Holiday Party Has Serious Message For Jailhouse Moms
A festive party at the Harris County jail provided holiday cheer for kids whose mothers are behind bars. But officials say it was also a valuable lesson.
December 7, 2011 8:55 pm
Houston Drivers Need To Prepare For Sudden Winter Blasts
While transportation officials say it's best to stay home when the roads get slick, crews are prepared to de-ice bridges and overpasses for drivers who have to brave the elements.
November 29, 2011 9:39 pm
Group Advocates For Energy Efficiency Building Codes For Houston
Clean energy advocates are urging the Houston City Council to approve new building codes that exceed state standards for energy efficiency.
A new report by the policy group "Environment Texas" says more solar-powered homes and better energy efficiency could help Houston dramatically cut its demand for electricity produced by fossil fuels. According to the group's findings, demand could drop by nearly eight percent by the year 2030 if the city adopts more energy-efficient practices.
November 28, 2011 9:03 pm
Metro Finalizes Agreement For Federal Light Rail Funding
Federal transit officials were in Houston to sign an agreement with Metro securing $900 million in funding for new light rail lines. The agreement signals a new relationship between Metro and the federal government.
November 21, 2011 3:51 pm
Houston Vehicles Stolen And Used For Illegal Activities
The Houston Police Department is out with a new list of most-stolen vehicles. Investigators say thieves aren't looking for luxury cars, but more common vehicles they can use for illegal activities.
November 16, 2011 12:16 am
Metro Updates Progress On New Light Rail Lines
As Metro prepares to receive millions of dollars in federal funds for light rail construction, officials say work is progressing on three new lines. Along with construction comes headaches for local residents and businesses, but Metro officials say they're hoping to keep those to a minimum.
November 9, 2011 5:07 pm
The State Of Metro
Now that Metro is preparing to sign agreements with the federal government for millions, two new light rail lines move closer to becoming a reality. Officials say it's a first-of-its-kind project for the Houston area, and a signal of improved relations between Metro and Washington.
November 9, 2011 4:50 am
High-Profile City Council Race Heads Into Runoff
In one of the most high-profile Houston races, Councilwoman-at-large Jolanda Jones heads into another runoff against a former challenger.
November 7, 2011 8:01 pm
Gas Prices Down Again This Week
Houston drivers are paying less for a gallon of gas this week.
November 1, 2011 8:52 pm
Money For 290 Improvements Approved
State officials say money is on the way for much-needed improvements to Highway 290. But other major projects along the busy Northwest Freeway remain unfunded.
October 31, 2011 8:51 pm
A Smoother Ride For North Freeway Commuters
Commuters along a segment of I-45 the North Freeway are noticing a smoother ride these days. TxDot engineers say a new three-layer resurfacing project is smoothing out bumps for drivers. They also say the new surface will help the road better withstand a high volume of truck traffic, and that means less repair work.
October 26, 2011 10:46 pm
Business Remains Strong At The Port Of Houston
The chairman of the Port of Houston Authority says business is up despite down economic times. Challenges lie ahead as bigger ships make their way to the region.
October 24, 2011 9:32 am
Early Voting Begins For November Election
Early voting begins today for Houston city elections. Voters will also be asked to decide on constitutional amendments that came out of the recent legislative session.
October 18, 2011 10:32 pm
Officials Look For Public Input On Flood-Prone Bayou
Officials are seeking input from residents on how to alleviate flooding in areas of north Houston. They're launching a new study of Halls Bayou and what can be done to keep water out of homes. They also want to know if those flood control projects can lead to new recreational opportunities in an upcoming public meeting.