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Answering Your Questions on METRO’s Long-Term Transportation Plan

Posted on · METRO is working on a long-term regional transportation plan that lists off projects it wants to do in the coming years. How will these projects be paid for? That may be up to voters this year. Today, we talk with METRO Chair Carrin Patman about what METRO has in store. And she fields your general questions about METRO […]

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Metro Hopes to Get New Riders Through its Discounted Student Fare Card

Posted on · As the new school year starts, students all over Houston are riding the bus to class. And in many cases it’s not a yellow school bus – but a public Metro bus. News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail Delaughter looks at what Metro’s doing to encourage students to ride and why one teen has decided to […]

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New METRO Chair Carrin Patman Answers Your Transit Questions

Posted on · In the last couple of years, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (aka METRO) has revamped its bus system and aimed to be a more transparent organization. In late March, METRO named a new chair, Carrin Patman. We talk with Patman about the challenges ahead for METRO and welcome your questions about its bus system and […]

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New Bus Routes and New Rail Lines: The Year in Houston Transportation News

Posted on · From METRO’s new bus routes, to new light rail lines opening, to the Houston Bike Plan, steps were taken in 2015 to improve transportation in Greater Houston. But getting around town still has its challenges for all Houstonians, whether they drive, take public transportation, use paid ride services, ride bikes or walk. (Never mind the […]

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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 […]

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Can You Really Get From Houston To Galveston On Public Transit?

Posted on · You can’t always get there from here on public transit. But the lack of “official” connections on the schedule doesn’t stop some from coming up with unique work-a-rounds. One person has found a way to get from downtown Houston all the way to the beach in Galveston. News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter rides the bus along with […]

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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 were geared towards potential visitors. On this […]