April 12, 2013 1:23 pm
Oh, The Places You Can See Wildflowers In Houston
Springtime in Texas brings colorful bursts of wildflowes to roadsides around the state, with many families planning driving trips to enjoy the bluebonnets and other annual blooms. But if you're not able to hit the road to the Hill Country and other popular spots, there are lots of places to view impressive wildflower displays here in Houston.
March 6, 2013 10:22 am
Mapping Houston's Mega-Commuters
Texas cities, like Houston and Dallas, rank high for super-commuters, or people who travel at least 90 minutes or 50 miles to work. Use the new interactive application to check out average commute times by zip code.
February 27, 2013 9:53 am
Houston's Most Stolen Vehicles In January
Every month the Houston Police Department releases a list of the top stolen cars in the city. In January, 700 cars were reported as stolen. And there are certain cars that just keep on making the list.
January 31, 2013 5:04 pm
Rail Shuts Down This Weekend, And Drivers Face I-10 E Detours
Metro shuts down the light rail system for construction and maintenance, crews do more work on a damaged bridge on I-10 East Freeway, and Baytown officials are telling residents not to be alarmed by new cameras at intersections.
January 24, 2013 1:53 pm
New Port Chairman Vows Changes; TxDOT Gets Input On TMC Project
The new chairman of the Port of Houston Commission is promising better financial accountability, shippers seek federal morning for port dredging, and TxDOT gathers input on a project designed to relieve traffic congestion in the Texas Medical Center.
January 17, 2013 5:06 pm
Improving Freight Transportation Infrastructure and Direct Flights to China
Transportation officials look at freight movement in and out of Texas ports, TxDOT tries to keep trucks from hitting bridges, and Houston travelers can now hop on a direct flight to Beijing.
January 10, 2013 9:25 am
A Study Looks at Personality Factors That Influence Driving Behavior, and Houstonians Embrace Bike Sharing
Texas transportation officials study why people drive too fast, and Houston gets major support for bike sharing.
December 13, 2012 8:19 pm
TxDOT Holds Public Meetings on Latest 290 Project, and Kids Get New Bikes for Learning How to Read
TxDOT moves ahead with plans for new managed lanes on busy U.S. Highway 290, low-income kids get new bikes for Christmas, and a couple of local transportation projects make the Sierra Club's best and worst list.
November 30, 2012 10:00 am
Metro Opens its New I-45 North HOT Lanes, and the Washburn Tunnel Gets Improved Security Cameras
Metro is opening the latest in a series of HOT lanes, designed to provide a faster ride for freeway commuters willing to pay a toll. And some drivers in east Harris County will have to find another route this weekend as the Washburn Tunnel closes for work.
November 10, 2012 12:11 am
Route 88.7 Blog: Texas Looks At Passenger Rail To Get Off Highways
TxDOT is studying whether a new passenger rail line would cut down on heavy traffic in one of the state's busiest corridors.
October 25, 2012 3:55 pm
Route 88.7 Blog: Houston Airport System Gives a Lift to Aspiring Aviators, While International Traffic Soars
Houston launches a new program for teens interested in aviation careers, and the city sees a boost in the number of international flights.
October 19, 2012 12:20 pm
Route 88.7 Blog: Update On Houston's Latest Loop, and New Amenities for Rail Riders
Plans Move Ahead for the Grand Parkway, and a New Fleet of Light Rail Cars Starts Arriving in Houston.
October 15, 2012 10:59 am
Route 88.7 Blog: Plans, Grants, and Automobiles
News and updates on plans for I-45 North, non-traditional transportation grants, and a warning for heights drivers.