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Rerouting Houston Buses: A Closer Look at Metro’s New Bus Routes

Posted on · On Sunday (Aug. 16, 2015), METRO is launching a major redesign to its bus routes. The intention is to boost ridership and remove vehicles from already crowded roads. But for some riders, it could mean a longer walk to get on a bus and more time to get to their destinations. This week on News […]

Rerouting Houston Buses

Will Metro’s Plan Get More People To Ride?

Posted on · Houston's bus network is about to undergo some major changes as part of Metro's effort to get more riders. But will more frequent service actually encourage people to get on a bus? As we wrap up our series "Rerouting Houston's Buses", we'll look at how the new system will work, and what happened when they did the same thing in another city.

Rerouting Houston Buses

Why Metro Is Making Big Changes

Posted on · Metro is just days away from rolling out its new bus network, and many riders are wondering if the new routes will be an improvement over what they have now. Some riders say they'll have to walk farther to get to a stop, but Metro says they'll experience much more frequent service and they can get more places without having to transfer downtown. In part two of our series "Rerouting Houston Buses", we hop on the bus with Metro board member Christof Spieler to discuss what those changes mean for longtime riders.

Rerouting Houston Buses

The Tale Of Two Bus Routes

Posted on · Big changes are coming for Houston's bus riders as Metro prepares to roll out a major redesign of its entire network. Officials say the goal is to create a system that's easier to use and provides more frequent service, but for some riders, that means they'll no longer have their familiar routes. In part one of our series "Rerouting Houston Buses", we look at the impact of Metro's new bus network on two commutes, and how riders are reacting to the changes.

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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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Houston’s Image, Riding the Bus & Teaching Kids to Cook: Houston Matters for Thurs., June 5, 2014

Posted on · The Greater Houston Partnership is launching a new branding campaign called Houston: The City with No Limits. The campaign is geared towards attracting Millennials to move to Houston. It’s not the city’s first effort to create a better image for itself. The Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau has had two campaigns, both of which […]