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City Faces Lawsuits Over Post Oak Bus Lanes and Drainage Fee

Posted on · Earlier this month, a homeowner’s association filed a lawsuit against METRO, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County. The Cosmopolitan Condominium Association alleges the transportation agency isn’t complying with a 2003 referendum voters passed in favor of adding light rail to Post Oak Boulevard. The suit alleges METRO running bus lanes along Post Oak puts […]

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Is METRO Agreement Progress or Political Gamesmanship?

Posted on · On Monday, Houston METRO Chairman Gilbert Garcia and U.S. Congressman John Culberson held a press conference to announce the beginning of discussions to find regional transportation solutions together. That announcement was surprising to some, as twice now Rep. Culberson — a member of the House Appropriations Committee — inserted a provision into a transportation, housing and […]

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What Could Become of $40M of Unspent Federal Transit Funds?

Posted on · This April METRO plans to open two new light rail lines in Houston. But not all of the Federal Transit Administration funds dedicated to those light rail projects has been spent. We talk with Gilbert Garcia, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, about what could become of […]

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Chief McClelland, METRO and Air Station Houston: Thursday’s show (February 5, 2015)

Posted on · little under a year ago we spoke with Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland and Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia about crime in Houston. We looked at how it’s investigated, how it’s monitored, what are some of the trends in crime that are on the rise and what trends seem to be declining. On this edition […]

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Debate Continues Over the New Light Rail Overpass in the East End

Posted on · Houston Public Media Transportation Reporter Gail Delaughter joins us to tell us about a public meeting Tuesday night in Houston’s East End held by METRO, to share updates on a Green Light Rail overpass. Then, we welcome your questions for Gilbert Garcia, Chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

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How World Events Affect Houston, and METRO Light Rail: Houston Matters for Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Posted on · In an ever more connected world, events around the globe can impact our lives here in Houston in any number of ways. Take recent developments in the Middle East: they can impact us economically, in ways as obvious as the price of gasoline to more subtle impacts on industries and consumers. International events of course can also be highly personal […]