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Look Back at 2016, and Catch Fever: Houston Matters Weekend for Dec. 31, 2016

Posted on · It happened in a flash — 2016 is almost in the Mixdown HMW 123116books. It’s been a busy year for Greater Houston, so we’re taking some time today to recap this past year’s biggest developments with our beat reporters, covering transportation, education, politics and arts and culture and business. On this edition of Houston Matters Weekend, […]

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High-Speed Rail: What Would Be the Economic Impact?

Posted on · Texas Central Partners recently released a report detailing the potential economic impact of the high-speed rail from Houston to Dallas. Since Texas Central Partners is the entity behind the rail project to begin with, we look inside the numbers with News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail Delaughter. MORE: High-Speed Rail Would Include A Stop In College Station (News […]

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Houston’s New Tracks: New Light Rail Lines Finally Opening

Posted on · As we’ve heard this week on News 88.7, Houston’s newest light rail lines open this weekend after much delay. Riders can start hopping on Houston’s two new light rail lines starting Saturday (May 23, 2015). They run from downtown to the East End and Southeast Houston. In her series Houston’s New Tracks, transportation reporter Gail […]

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What Could Become of $40M of Unspent Federal Transit Funds?

Posted on · This April METRO plans to open two new light rail lines in Houston. But not all of the Federal Transit Administration funds dedicated to those light rail projects has been spent. We talk with Gilbert Garcia, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, about what could become of […]

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Texans on Transportation, and Print vs. Digital Research: Houston Matters for Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Posted on · The Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s policy research center recently completed its first Texas Transportation Poll. Researchers wanted to understand the attitudes and behaviors of Texans towards transportation. Some results won’t surprise you: three out of four respondents say there’s too much traffic in their neighborhoods. While 90 percent of Texans own or lease a vehicle. […]

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Debate Continues Over the New Light Rail Overpass in the East End

Posted on · Houston Public Media Transportation Reporter Gail Delaughter joins us to tell us about a public meeting Tuesday night in Houston’s East End held by METRO, to share updates on a Green Light Rail overpass. Then, we welcome your questions for Gilbert Garcia, Chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

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How World Events Affect Houston, and METRO Light Rail: Houston Matters for Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Posted on · In an ever more connected world, events around the globe can impact our lives here in Houston in any number of ways. Take recent developments in the Middle East: they can impact us economically, in ways as obvious as the price of gasoline to more subtle impacts on industries and consumers. International events of course can also be highly personal […]

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Would You Ride High Speed Rail Between Dallas and Houston?

Posted on · Former Harris County judge and Texas Central Railway President Robert Eckels is behind an effort to construct a privately funded bullet train between Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth. The mayors of those cities, late last month, expressed their unified support for the project. Texas Central Railway first proposed the plan to build the rail line back in 2012. […]

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How Will New METRO Red Line Affect Surrounding Communities?

Posted on · METRO’s Red Line will open for service next week. The second light-rail line will add more than five miles to the existing Main Street Line, starting at UH-Downtown and running through Houston’s historic Northside. KUHF Transportation Reporter Gail Delaughter recently took a tour of the new rail line. She joins us to talk about the expansion […]

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Making Sure Commuter Rail Measures Up

Posted on · An engineering firm has been hired by the Gulf Coast Rail District to study the feasibility of using an existing freight rail line for commuter rail along Highway 290. Results will eventually be presented to the federal government to help fund commuter rail for Houston. Pat Hernandez has the story.