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Mayor Turner: Bullet Train A ‘Game Changer’ For Houston

Posted on · Mayor Turner explains why he thinks Northwest Mall is the right choice for the bullet train's Houston station. We learn about a public hearing on the project. And an eminent domain attorney makes sense of the legal issues still at play in the railway's development.

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Full Show: Bullet Train Update, And Buyouts As Flood Prevention (Feb. 5, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A site has been chosen for a proposed high-speed rail station. Plus, we learn more about buyouts as a means to mitigate future flooding. Then, we discuss the challenges of facing early onset Alzheimer's disease. And Jeff Balke walks us through the latest Houston sports stories.

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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. […]