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Improving Transportation and Appearances Around Hobby Airport

Posted on · The Houston-Galveston Area Council is leading a study to improve transportation options in the Hobby Airport area. The Houston-Galveston Area Council says the Livable Centers plan for Greater Hobby will identify short-term and long-term goals. The group is holding a workshop tomorrow (July 13, 2016), where area residents and businesses can give their input. We […]

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Discussing Houston’s Drinking Water Quality and Supply

Posted on · The local think tank Center for Houston’s Future is hosting its annual Summer Salon series called Water Water Everywhere, featuring discussions on issues related to water. The first talk addressed drinking water and water supply. The second talk, coming in July, will center on dealing with recent flooding. And the final talk in August addresses hurricane protection and response. […]

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Amid Oil Sector Layoffs, Who Is Hiring in Houston These Days?

Posted on · Amid oil sector layoffs of the past year, we discuss what industries are hiring these days. What qualifications are needed to make a go of it in a new career space? And are there enough jobs to absorb the hit the Greater Houston region is taking? We talk with Tanya Cook, vice president of talent acquisition for Memorial Hermann, […]

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Oil Layoffs: Where Are the Jobs Being Lost?

Posted on · With low oil prices, we’ve all heard about the thousands of jobs being lost. But what jobs are they and where were they? We talk with Adam Perdue, an economist at the University of Houston’s Institute for Regional Forecasting at the Bauer School of Business and Parker Harvey, senior regional economist with the Houston-Galveston Area Council and […]

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Do Texting and Driving Bans Really Help Reduce Fatalities?

Posted on · After hours of sometimes heated debate Wednesday, the Texas House passed a bill that would ban texting while driving across the state of Texas. The bill allows police to pull over and fine motorists suspected of using a wireless device to read, write or send a text message while driving — unless the vehicle is […]

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Councilman Costello Discusses New Role and Houston’s Transportation Needs

Posted on · Stephen Costello is an at-large member of the Houston City Council. He’s also expected to make fully official his run for mayor later this month. And he’s just recently been elected to chair a Houston-Galveston Area Council group tasked with developing and approving transportation plans for the H-GAC’s eight county region. In those capacities, and as […]

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Costello on Transportation: Thursday’s show (February 12, 2015)

Posted on · Stephen Costello is an at-large member of the Houston City Council. He’s also expected to make fully official his run for mayor later this month. And he’s just recently been elected to chair a Houston-Galveston Area Council group tasked with developing and approving transportation plans for the HGAC’s eight county region. In those capacities, and as […]

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What State Road Projects Should Prop. 1 Funds Be Spent On?

Posted on · Tuesday in Houston and Rosenberg, the Houston-Galveston Area Council presented public meetings to share details on the Greater Houston area state highway projects it wants to see funded this year through money voters allocated in November from the state’s rainy day fund. Proposition 1 allocates $1.7 billion this year. Some $288 million of that will […]

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Prop 1 Projects, Air Quality, and Mel Chin: Wednesday’s show (February 4, 2015)

Posted on · Tuesday in Houston and Rosenberg, the Houston-Galveston Area Council presented public meetings to share details on the Greater Houston area state highway projects it wants to see funded this year through money voters allocated in November from the state’s rainy day fund. Proposition 1 allocates $1.7 billion this year. Some $288 million of that will […]

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City of Houston Will Develop a Citywide Bicycling Plan

Posted on · The City of Houston is launching a $500,000 effort to develop a citywide bicycling plan. It’s the first such comprehensive effort since 1994. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss efforts underway to develop the bike plan, its potential benefits for the city and changes Houston’s bicycling community would like to see. We welcome […]

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Bike Plans, Ask the Dentist, and Street Art: Houston Matters for Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Posted on · The City of Houston is launching a $500,000 effort to develop a citywide bicycling plan. It’s the first such comprehensive effort since 1994. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss efforts underway to develop the bike plan, its potential benefits for the city and changes Houston’s bicycling community would like to see. We welcome […]

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2040 Transportation Plan: A Look At Growing Congestion In Houston’s Suburbs

Posted on · The Houston-Galveston Area Council is creating a plan that lays out the area’s transportation needs over the next 25 years. The 2040 RTP (Regional Transportation Plan) lays out the latest update to a continuous planning process that includes the eight central counties of the Houston-Galveston region. We talk with Alan Clark, Director of Transportation Planning at […]

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Transportation Through 2040, Technological Singularity, and Rap Tourism: Houston Matters for Friday, December 12, 2014

Posted on · The Houston-Galveston Area Council is creating a plan that lays out the area’s transportation needs over the next 25 years. The 2040 RTP (Regional Transportation Plan) lays out the latest update to a continuous planning process that includes the eight central counties of the Houston-Galveston region. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Alan […]