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 25, 2013 4:42 pm
$30 Million Dollar Project Aims To Improve Pedestrian Mobility Throughout Houston
There's progress today in an effort to improve bicycle and pedestrian paths in key parts of Houston. Six new projects will close significant gaps in two major paths inside the 610 Loop. The projects are being completed with both government grants and local dollars.
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 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 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 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 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.
September 30, 2013 2:24 pm
Metro Solicits Public Input For Transit Redesign
Metro is soliciting input from the public as it redesigns it's transit network. As the agency rethinks priorities, the idea is to get feedback from those who actually use the system.
September 27, 2013 6:00 am
KUHF-KHOU Poll Shows Widespread Support For Texting While Driving Ban
Distracted driving causes more than 3,000 deaths annually in the United States. The KUHF-KHOU 11 News Election Poll asked likely voters whether they would support a ban on texting while driving.
September 25, 2013 4:04 pm
Tomball Project Breaks Ground, Hopes To Relieve Congestion
Traffic congestion is a way of life in Houston and the outer regions. In an effort to keep up with the growth in the Tomball area, ground was broken for the Tomball Tollway Project.
September 17, 2013 3:03 pm
Light Rail Line To Shut Down In Advance Of Macy's Implosion
The implosion of the Macy's building downtown early Sunday means some transit riders will have to alter their routes.
September 16, 2013 6:00 am
How Some Of The State's (Lesser-Known) New Road Rules Affect You
This month, a number of new laws kicked in that change, or clarify, some of the rules of the road in Texas. One change that has received a lot of attention is the expansion of the state's move over/slow down law. TxDOT vehicles are now on the list with police, fire, emergency vehicles, and tow trucks — for which drivers must move over or slow down if they're on the side of the road with their lights on. But there are several other important changes that recently took effect.