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Trains in Houston — What Are They Hauling and Where are They Going?

Posted on · While a lot of attention has been paid to a proposed high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas, and Houstonians in favor of mass transit expansion often push for additional light rail in town, trains don’t just haul people to and from portions of Greater Houston. In fact, their primary purpose is to haul goods. […]

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Downtown Rail Stop and CenterPoint Charges: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, we discuss: a feasibility study […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Connecting High-Speed Rail to Downtown and $100k Bonuses: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to a rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. Today, Tamara Tabo, Ty Mahany and […]

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High-Speed Rail: What Would Be the Economic Impact?

Posted on · Texas Central Partners recently released a report detailing the potential economic impact of the high-speed rail from Houston to Dallas. Since Texas Central Partners is the entity behind the rail project to begin with, we look inside the numbers with News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail Delaughter. MORE: High-Speed Rail Would Include A Stop In College Station (News […]

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Lost Oil Jobs and Invisible Cyclists: Thursday’s Show (October 29, 2015)

Posted on · The effect of low oil prices continues to ripple through the Houston community. Just this week, the Houston Business Journal reported that Houston-based Deepwater Drilling Inc, announced 135 job cuts due to a plant closure in the Gulf of Mexico. The one thing the company didn’t mention was which positions were being cut. Announcements from […]

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Speedbumps and Opposition Continue for Texas High-Speed Rail Line

Posted on · Last year, we spoke with former Harris County judge and Texas Central Railway President Robert Eckels about his company’s effort to construct a privately funded bullet train between Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth. Texas Central Railway first proposed the plan to build the rail line back in 2012. If successful, it would offer commuters a way to travel from […]