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What Are Your Rights When it Comes to Tow Trucks?

Posted on · Dealing with a tow truck company can be a nerve-wracking experience, whether you parked in a spot you thought was legal, or because your car is broken down and needs to get to a shop. But just because a tow truck shows up doesn’t mean it’s a foregone conclusion that the operator has the right […]

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Understanding the Habits of Houston Commuters: H-GAC Urges them to Share the Ride

Posted on · A study shows around 80 percent of Houston commuters are driving by themselves. The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) is encouraging drivers to try alternative methods of getting to and from work during their “August Commute Solutions Month.” We talk with Houston Public Media transportation reporter Gail Delaughter  about our commuting habits, and which highways are the most congested. […]

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How Much Do Houston’s Bad Roads Cost You Each Year?

Posted on · A study released last week by the national transportation research group TRIP suggests poor conditions on Houston roads cost drivers here, on average, nearly $1,900 a year. The study evaluates current conditions, usage and funding for Texas highways. We learn more about the study from Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy and Research for TRIP.

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Do Houstonians Think It’s OK to Drive Drunk?

Posted on · Cities like Chicago and New York don’t have the same numbers of drunk driving incidents and arrests as we have here in Houston. Of course, those cities, though much larger, have more extensive mass transit. But could there be more to it than that? Is it possible that we have developed a culture here in Texas that can, at times, […]