Posted on · Water detention and drainage systems in the Houston region should be re-examined based on a more comprehensive analysis of watersheds.
Posted on · Former METRO board member Christof Spieler examines that question in his new book, Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit.
Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We consider how the city’s addressing youth gun violence. Our experts break down the latest political stories. We discuss how Houston's transit system measures up nationally. And Jessica Wilbanks tells her story of walking away from faith.
Posted on · Heavy rains on the Fourth of July caused flooding and blocked roadways across the region. Nearly a year after Harvey, Houston Matters examines the progress that's been made in flood prevention since then.
Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: After flooding on the Fourth of July, we look at what's been done since Harvey to mitigate flooding in Houston. Then, we learn what researchers found on thousands of hours of tapes from NASA’s archives. Plus, a local astronomer answers your questions about stargazing in Greater Houston. And writer W.F. Strong talks about his book Stories From Texas: Some of Them are True.
Posted on · The report analyzes different ideas to reduce future flooding in Greater Houston.
Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We examine a new report on ways to prevent flooding. Then, we discuss the future of autonomous vehicles in Houston. Plus, we discuss dealing with towing companies. And we learn about the contributions of women in architecture.
Posted on · The Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium is holding a panel discussion on buyouts Tuesday with some experts on the topic.
Posted on · Members of the Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium want to use real-time data to make flood-prevention decisions faster.
Posted on · A consultant will advise the transit agency on how to update its fare collection technology.
Posted on · A little more than a year ago (August 2015), METRO redesigned its bus network. Has it been a success? What are some lessons METRO has learned in the past year? Where are improvements still needed? To answer those questions we talk with Christof Spieler, a METRO board member. (Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) MORE: […]
Posted on · It’s been about 14 months since METRO redesigned its bus routes in Houston. When the redesign was launched, METRO touted it as a means to provide “simpler, faster, more frequent service.” A little over a year in, did it work? Has ridership increased? What still needs to be improved? On this edition of Houston Matters, […]