August 6, 2013 4:24 pm
Metro's Twin Bus Drivers Have Passengers Doing A Double-Take
It's not uncommon for family members to go into the same occupation, but in this case, they're identical twins. From the KUHF Transportation Desk, Gail Delaughter talked to twin sisters who've left Metro bus riders guessing for the past three decades.
August 6, 2013 3:45 pm
83rd Texas Legislature Adjourns After Resolving Transportation Issue
The Texas Legislature's third special session ended this week with a vote for transportation funding. The deal reached may add more than $1 billion a year to TxDOT's budget.
August 4, 2013 6:00 am
Texas Ports Of Entry Tapped For Federal Pilot Program
Key ports of entry on the Texas-Mexico border are among those that have been selected for a pilot program that allows local governments to enter into public-private partnerships with Customs and Border Protection.
August 2, 2013 11:57 am
Road Improvement Projects Approved For Harris County
The Texas Transportation Commission has approved a long list of highway improvement projects for the Houston area.
July 31, 2013 5:24 pm
Can The Deeply Divided Texas Legislature Agree On Transportation Funding?
Lawmakers in Austin hope the third time is a charm as they get ready for a third special session that reconvenes next week. At issue is transportation funding.
July 30, 2013 4:13 pm
Texas Lawmakers Go Into Another Special Session On Transportation Funding
Texas lawmakers are now headed into a third special session after they failed to approve a highway funding bill.
July 30, 2013 2:13 pm
Any Frustrated Commuters? There's An App To Tell Congress About Your Traffic Delay
Commuters fed up with traffic delays now have a direct line to their representatives in Washington. A new app called “I’m Stuck” gives drivers, flyers, and rail passengers a way to share their frustrations.
July 29, 2013 5:30 am
National Study Of Houston Teens Finds 26% Text Every Time They Drive
A new study finds that 27 percent of Houston teenagers say they read a text or email every time they drive. About one in five Houston teens have extended conversations via text message while driving.
July 24, 2013 10:47 am
Ground Breaks For Grand Parkway Segment F and G
Construction is underway on the next segments of the Grand Parkway project in north Harris County. Officials expect the newest portion of the 180-mile project to be completed in a couple of years.
July 23, 2013 4:42 pm
Texas Lawmakers Have One Week to Pass Transportation Bill
With one week to go in the special session — Texas lawmakers still have to pass major legislation for transportation funding.
July 20, 2013 6:00 am
House and Senate to Discuss TxDOT Funding Compromise
The Senate met briefly Friday to pave the way for negotiations to begin with the House over the details of a plan that would increase transportation funding by nearly $1 billion a year. The goal is for both chambers to pass the same measure next week.
July 18, 2013 2:20 pm
Officials Say Highway Designation Will Boost Economic Development In South Texas
More Interstate 69 signs are going up in Texas. The latest highways to get the designation are in the fast-growing Rio Grande Valley. Local leaders say the new interstate route is crucial to the region's economic future.
July 17, 2013 2:56 pm
Task Force Looks At Future Of Sugar Land's Red Light Cameras
The Sugar Land City Council has appointed an eleven-member task force to study the effectiveness of the city's red light camera program.
July 15, 2013 3:54 pm
Houston Planning Department Will Hear Public Comment On Possible Street Changes
The Houston Planning Department is having a public hearing this week on proposed changes to the way some streets are classified.
July 11, 2013 4:49 pm
HOT Lanes Open on the Eastex Freeway
Metro's fifth and final HOT lane opens this Monday. Solo drivers with a toll tag will now be able to use the 59 Eastex Freeway HOV lane.
July 10, 2013 4:39 pm
Drivers Advised Of Major Improvement Project on Hempstead Road
A major road resurfacing project starts next week in northwest Houston. TxDOT says it's preparing the road for traffic detoured around U.S. 290 construction.
July 9, 2013 4:12 pm
Texas A&M Fans Compete for One-of-a-Kind License Plate
Texas A&M fans are signing up to bid on a personalized license plate that goes up for auction next month. That one-of-a-kind plate will honor the "12th Man."
July 8, 2013 10:44 am
Work Moves Into The Next Phase On Ambitious Freeway Loop Project
Groundbreaking ceremonies will take place later this month for the newest segments of the Grand Parkway. Work is just getting underway on sections that connect major freeways that travel into Houston from the northwest. But what does all the construction mean for commuters?
July 2, 2013 4:19 pm
Texas Lawmakers Get Another Chance To Pass Transportation Funding Bill
A Senate committee in Austin has approved the transportation funding bill that didn't make it to the floor during the first special session.
July 2, 2013 2:56 pm
Texas Highways Show Improvements Over Most Other States
Texas drivers have reason to celebrate. Just in time for the summer road trip season — the annual highway report shows Texas is moving up in the ranks when it comes to highway conditions.
July 1, 2013 1:52 pm
2.9 Million Texans Plan 4th Of July Travel
AAA Texas says almost 3 million Texans will be traveling over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
June 28, 2013 4:54 pm
Uptown Bus Rapid Transit Gets Green Light
Buses running along dedicated, separated lanes on Post Oak Boulevard in the Galleria area could be a reality by 2017. A key transportation committee today approved a plan to spend more than $60 million dollars on the transit project that not everyone thinks is a good idea.
June 27, 2013 6:30 am
KUHF Conversations With Deidrea Samuels: Get A Sober Driver Or Go To Jail
Texas continues to lead the nation in the number of people killed in drunk driving accidents, and a lot of those wrecks happen here in the Houston area. State transportation officials hope to stem those numbers by appealing to people not to get behind the wheel if they've been drinking. They also want Texans to appoint a sober driver before the party starts. KUHF Transportation reporter Gail Delaughter talked to TxDOT's Deidrea Samuels about what's behind the deadly statistics.
June 26, 2013 4:51 pm
1,170 Flags Mark Those Killed On Texas Roadways From A Drunk Driver
In an effort to save lives over the extended 4th of July weekend, the Texas Department of Transportation is introducing its "Faces of Drunk Driving" safety campaign, to remind motorists to drive smart and be sober when you get behind the wheel.
June 26, 2013 4:35 pm
Texas Lawmakers Will Get Another Chance To Pass Transportation Funding Bill
State transportation officials are waiting to see what happens next, after the special legislative session ends without a vote on future highway funding.
June 25, 2013 3:12 pm
Personal Stories Highlight The Toll Of Drunk Driving In Texas
As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, TxDOT is appealing to people to get a sober driver if they've been drinking.
June 21, 2013 1:36 pm
TxDOT Sets Next Public Hearing On Connector Lanes From 288 To Medical Center
A quicker way to get from the South Freeway to the Texas Medical Center is taking shape. TxDOT is preparing to show off its latest proposal for direct connector lanes.
June 19, 2013 5:19 pm
Campaign Hopes To Retrain And Increase Railroad Safety
Union Pacific Railroad announced a billboard campaign to increase rail safety. The site took place at a crossing in Northeast Houston, where last year, two collisions occurred.
June 19, 2013 4:59 pm
Committed To Your Car? Consider Ditching It For A Day Or Two
Is there anything different you can do to save time and money on your commute? Houston transportation groups want you to consider that question for National Dump the Pump Day.
June 17, 2013 4:44 pm
What's Being Done About Long Waits At Train Crossings?
The Gulf Coast Rail District is looking at a project designed to eliminate long delays along a busy railroad track. The project would create an entire stretch where drivers wouldn't have to sit and wait for trains to pass on the east side.