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What’s the Worst Mistake You’ve Made in Houston Traffic?

Posted on · Houstonians love to complain about the bad drivers they encounter in our city’s often ridiculous traffic. But it’s always the other guy’s fault, right? Well, what if (just once in a while, of course) it was our fault? What’s your worst driving moment? What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made behind the wheel in Houston traffic, […]

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Taxis & Ride-Sharing Apps Jockey for Position on Houston Streets

Posted on · Recently, a pair of Houston City Council committees began hearings on the possible entrance of Uber and Lyft, two ride-sharing services that use apps to attract customers, into the city of Houston. Council chambers were packed, mainly with supporters of established taxi and limousine companies. Council members heard a comprehensive study by Administration and Regulatory […]

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How Safe is Houston for Cyclists & Bikers?

Posted on · On Wednesday’s Houston Matters, we talked about our lives in traffic in our cars. Today, we look at Greater Houston through cyclists’ eyes. We discuss recent bicycle accidents and explore bicycle and motorcycle safety in Houston. First, we welcome your questions for Michael Payne, the Executive Director of Bike Houston, and Laura Spanjian, Sustainability Director […]

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How Have You Changed Your Life to Deal with the Houston Commute?

Posted on · Hundreds of thousands of Houstonians drive in and out of the city each day. On a past Houston Matters, we explored how we might improve that daily commute experience. But say we can’t. Assume that in the coming years you’re still stuck in the same traffic at the same time most every day. How does […]

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Are Driverless Cars in Houston’s Future?

Posted on · The folks at Google have been busy these days working on ways to re-think the modern car. A new alliance with several automakers is intended to help build out android operating systems in cars to improve navigation and other built-in electronic functions. But that's small potatoes – near future thinking. Google's also been lobbying in […]

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Houston’s Inaugural SLAB Parade for Cars that Are Slow, Low and Bangin’

Posted on · This Sunday, the Houston SLAB Parade and Family Festival seeks to celebrate cars that are "Slow, Low, and Bangin." Such SLABs are typically older-model American sedans enhanced by modifications to both the exterior and interior of the car. It's a tradition rooted in hip hop culture here in Houston, dating back to the 1980s. You […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, June 14, 2013

Posted on · Hundreds of thousands of people in and around Houston commute in and out of the downtown area each weekday. Joining commuters are thousands more running errands, dropping kids off at school, going shopping, going to eat. Let’s face it – we’re always going. But never more so than during “drive time.” Cars, trucks, motorcycles, and […]


No More Cash for Clunkers?

Posted on · When Congress spent billions of dollars bailing out the automobile industry, there weren't a lot of people rushing to dealerships to buy new cars. But ever since Congress offered more than four-thousand dollars for old clunkers, business has been great...so great the program ran out of money. Bill Stamps reports on the future of the "Cash for Clunkers" program.