April 29, 2013 10:23 am
Figures Show Houston Can Be A Dangerous Place To Walk
Figures show the Houston area is one of the most dangerous places in the country for pedestrians, with a rising number of people who are hit and killed while walking. But experts say changes in infrastructure would make getting around on foot a lot safer.
April 28, 2013 6:43 am
Cash for Road Repair in Shale Areas Proves Elusive
Efforts by state lawmakers to find money to repair South and West Texas roads torn up amid a drilling boom appear to be stalling, according to some officials working on the matter. Officials say that vehicular accidents in these regions are on the rise and that natural gas production could be threatened if the issue isn't addressed.
April 24, 2013 4:19 pm
Despite Improvements, Houston Still Has Some Of The Dirtiest Air In The Country
A new report from the American Lung Association says Houston's air is getting cleaner, but the city still has some of the most polluted air in the country.
April 23, 2013 5:35 am
Why The 'Don't Mess With Texas' Campaign Has Been Revived
It's been more than 27 years that the phrase “Don’t Mess With Texas” was coined for a statewide anti-littering campaign. To reach young adults and new Texans, TxDOT is now reviving the campaign.
April 18, 2013 3:41 pm
Why MADD Is Talking Less About The 'Driving' Part Of 'Underage Drinking And Driving'
Proms and graduations are coming up, increasing the probability of underage drinking. In an effort to make teens aware of the dangers of alcohol, Mothers Against Drunk Driving is calling on parents to take up the conversation with their kids.
April 17, 2013 5:13 pm
What's Behind The High Number Of Work Zone Crashes?
Texas Department of Transportation is appealing to drivers to pay attention in highway work zones. Officials say drunk and distracted driving is taking a toll, and highway maintenance workers aren't the only ones in danger.
April 16, 2013 5:24 pm
Are Houston Streets Safe? 'Walkability Audit' To Determine Sidewalk Safety
Freeways have allowed exponential growth in Houston. But one group continues to push urban planners to make areas like the Museum District more walkable. AARP conducted a recent survey and found that big improvements could still be made.
April 16, 2013 2:03 pm
American Airlines' Flights Are Grounded Due To Computer Outage
Update: American Airlines computer systems have been resolved, but delays are expected.
April 15, 2013 5:07 pm
As Population Grows, Sugar Land Looks For New Ways To Bike And Walk
Sugar Land wants input from residents on how to make it easier to walk and bike around the city. Officials are finalizing a master plan and there's a public meeting tonight to gather input.
April 12, 2013 5:18 pm
How To Make Houston's Streets Safe For Everyone
What if you could safely walk or bike on any street in Houston? That's the idea behind a new initiative called Houston Complete Streets.
April 11, 2013 9:17 pm
A Plan To Connect Downtown To The Galleria And Back Without A Car
Houston Mayor Annise Parker has announced a plan to focus on Memorial Park as a kind of green connector between the Galleria area and downtown. The plan is meant to serve as yet another step toward improving quality of life in Houston.
April 11, 2013 5:15 pm
Student Filmmaker Tells Personal Story Of A Friend Killed By A Drunk Driver
Houston audiences this week will get a look at a powerful documentary about the dangers of driving drunk and the impact it has on families. It's the work of a student filmmaker who wanted to tell the story of a longtime friend who died in a Harris County drunk driving accident two years ago.
April 10, 2013 11:29 am
Metro Celebrates The Light Rail Line 100 Million Rides
There was music and free rides on the light rail line as Metro put on a festive event to celebrate 100 million boardings.
April 8, 2013 5:36 pm
Metro Offering Free Rides To Celebrate Light Rail Milestone
Houston's light rail line celebrates a milestone Tuesday with free rides.
April 4, 2013 3:09 pm
Small Airports Near Houston Won't Lose Air Traffic Control Towers
A vote by the Texas Transportation Commission means air traffic control towers will stay open at 13 small airports around the state, including two in the Houston area. The commission's vote comes days before the towers were set to close because of federal sequestration cuts.
April 4, 2013 10:45 am
Why More Bicycle Rental Stations Could Improve Houston's Bike Friendliness
Houston’s bike share program has added 18 new stations to the three initial locations that were set up last year. The expansion is another step in the city’s efforts to make Houston a bicycle city.
April 3, 2013 5:01 pm
Metro Wants To Make It Easier For Houston's Disabled To Get Around
As demand grows in Houston for transportation for the elderly and disabled, Metro is asking riders for input on how to make its services easier to use.
April 2, 2013 4:46 pm
Port Of Houston Spends Money To Prepare For Panama Canal Expansion
The Port of Houston is about to spend about a million dollars on a dredging project as it prepares for bigger ships. Officials say the work is crucial for the port to stay competitive.
March 29, 2013 4:45 pm
Governor Turns To TXDOT To Fund Air Traffic Control For 13 Airports
The Federal Aviation Administration has slashed funding for 149 control towers across the country, due to sequestration. TXDOT will step in to keep control towers open at 13 small airports, including Sugar Land Regional, when those facilities lose federal funding next month.
March 29, 2013 4:37 pm
Metro's Day Pass To Come Back
After a five-year hiatus, Houston Metro's day pass is coming back. Yesterday's Metro board vote will make it possible for the Q-Card to accommodate the day pass feature.
March 28, 2013 2:43 pm
OMG! Adult Drivers Now Out-Text Teen Drivers
A new survey of drivers indicates more people than ever admit to texting while driving. Adult drivers now exceed teens when it comes to using their phones while on the road.
March 27, 2013 2:58 pm
Heights Residents Talk About Mobility Problems
The Houston Planning Department is hearing complaints from Heights-area residents about increased traffic and long waits at red lights. Residents are sounding off as the city gathers input on how to improve mobility on the northside
March 25, 2013 5:21 pm
Metro Wants To Make Trips Easier For Bike Riders
Metro's Strategic Planning Committee got an update on the "Bike and Ride" Access Study. Metro says it wants to make it easier for Houstonians to combine bike and bus travel.
March 25, 2013 5:19 am
Houston Railroad Museum Seeks A New Home
After being tucked away on the city's northeast side for over three decades, the Houston Railroad Museum has to look for a new home. The museum is weighing a couple of different options as it works to come up with the money to relocate some important pieces of local history.
March 21, 2013 3:15 pm
Galveston's Bus System Looks to Attract New Riders
Galveston's bus system is working to get more riders as it faces a possble budget shortfall.Island Transit is asking for input on how to make the system more attractive to riders.
March 21, 2013 10:40 am
Texas Gets Poor Grades for Roads
The American Society of Civil Engineers is out with a new report card, giving the nation's infrastructure a grade of "D-Plus." One of the categories they looked at was road maintenance, which didn't fare well here in Texas.
March 18, 2013 5:37 pm
Houston Planners Want Input On Mobility Challenges
The Houston Planning Department is gathering input on what can be done to help people get around easier
March 14, 2013 5:17 pm
Experts Say Even A Little Alcohol Can Impair Driving
The spring months — March through May — mark the most dangerous season on Texas roadways for alcohol-related traffic accidents. That's why the Texas Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that even "buzzed" driving is drunk driving.
March 13, 2013 2:53 pm
Two People Accused Of Illegally Serving Alcohol Before Fatal Crashes
Two people in Montgomery County are now facing charges, after prosecutors say they provided alcohol to minors prior to drunk driving crashes that left two teenagers dead.
March 13, 2013 5:00 am
Metro Debuts New Smaller Bus
Some Houston transit riders will notice a different kind of bus on their route.