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Houston to San Antonio in 9 Minutes? ‘Hyperloop’ Hopes to Make it a Reality

Posted on · (Above: Experts across a range of disciplines came together at the University of Houston to promote Hyperloop technology. Photo Courtesy: Univ. of Houston)Could it someday only take nine minutes to travel from Houston to San Antonio? No, we’re not talking about dramatically raising the speed limit on I-10. We’re talking about hyperloop technology. Hyperloop is […]

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How ‘Hyperloop’ Technology Could Become Reality for Houston, and Renaming HSPVA: Tuesday’s Show (June 27, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Experts across a range of disciplines came together at the University of Houston to promote Hyperloop technology. Photo Courtesy: Univ. of Houston)Could it someday only take nine minutes to travel from Houston to San Antonio? No, we’re not talking about dramatically raising the speed limit on I-10. We’re talking about hyperloop technology. Hyperloop is […]

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Will Construction on 290 Ever End? TxDOT Answers Your Questions

Posted on · Transportation in general is a common complaint among Houstonians. But there’s one project in particular that may annoy drivers the most, and that’s Highway 290. The highway is currently undergoing a $2.3 billion widening project. Officials say the project is supposed to wrap up by late next year. We talk with Karen Othon of TxDOT […]

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Is Texas Racist? And the Endless 290 Construction Project: Tuesday’s Show (June 13, 2017)

Posted on · Since March, three different Texas voting laws have been struck down by the courts as intentionally discriminatory. And the Texas Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 4, the so-called “sanctuary cities ban,” which many immigrants rights’ groups are concerned will lead to racial profiling. That string of news got us wondering – is Texas racist? Does […]

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What Should the Future of Transportation In Houston Look Like?

Posted on · The Transportation Advocacy Group (TAG) is hosted their second annual State of Mobility event on June 8, where Mayor Sylvester Turner talked about his ideas for the future of Houston transportation. In conjunction, we talk with TAG’s executive director, Andrea French, to discuss funding Mayor Turner’s vision, and we welcome listeners to share what they’d like […]

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Future Transportation Plans for Houston, and The Good, Bad, and the Ugly of the News: Friday’s Show (June 9, 2017)

Posted on · The Transportation Advocacy Group (TAG) is hosting their second annual State of Mobility event on June 8, where Mayor Sylvester Turner will talk about his ideas for the future of Houston transportation. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with TAG’s executive director, Andrea French, to discuss funding the future of Mayor Turner’s vision, and […]

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Study Examines How and Where ‘Near-Misses’ Happen on Houston Roads

Posted on · (Above: An illustration of some common “near-misses” Houston cyclists and pedestrians face on Houston roads. Images Courtesy: Kinder Institute for Urban Research.) We’ve all had near-misses on Houston roads – moments where we just dodged an accident. It could be a host of things, from changing lanes and not realizing there was someone in your […]

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Near Misses on Houston Roads, and SB 4 Court Battle: Thursday’s Show (May 17, 2017)

Posted on · We’ve all had near-misses on Houston roads — moments when we just dodged an accident, while changing lanes and not realizing there’s someone in a blind spot, or not being seen by a speeding car while riding a bike. A team of researchers recently studied that latter experience – and ones like it. Dian Nostikasari […]