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Full Show: The Future For Contaminated Areas of Houston, And METRO Wants To Hear Your Ideas (July 25, 2017)

Posted on · A coalition of local advocacy groups question the future of some of the most polluted areas in Houston, and Houston METRO launches a series of town hall-style meetings, plus we discuss why we have a tendency to question social science research.

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New METRO Chair Carrin Patman Answers Your Transit Questions

Posted on · In the last couple of years, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (aka METRO) has revamped its bus system and aimed to be a more transparent organization. In late March, METRO named a new chair, Carrin Patman. We talk with Patman about the challenges ahead for METRO and welcome your questions about its bus […]

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Rerouting Houston Buses: A Closer Look at Metro’s New Bus Routes

Posted on · On Sunday (Aug. 16, 2015), METRO is launching a major redesign to its bus routes. The intention is to boost ridership and remove vehicles from already crowded roads. But for some riders, it could mean a longer walk to get on a bus and more time to get to their destinations. This week on News […]

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Working the Early Shift: The Life and Health of Houston’s Early Risers

Posted on · For most Houstonians, life follows a fairly predictable schedule. Wake up around sunrise, work or go to school during the day, run errands, socialize, or decompress at night, then sleep, and start all over again. But that pattern – and the environment that is Houston – looks and feels very different if you work the […]