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Why Can’t Houston Be More Like Other Cities?

Posted on · Recently, News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter noted how often she hears folks ask “why can’t Houston be more like” a city where they used to live, particularly when it comes to transportation and mass transit. We talk about such examples with Gail, as well as the city’s planning director Patrick Walsh, and Ryan Holeywell from the […]

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What’s the Future of Uber and Taxis in Houston?

Posted on · App-based service Uber has turned the paid ride landscape upside down in recent years. Amid renewed threats to leave Houston — unless the city amends regulations the company says make it hard to recruit drivers — we discuss Uber and its impact on area taxi services. We hear the thoughts of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, […]

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What Changes Are Ahead for Houston Highways?

Posted on · TxDOT has allocated $1.3 billion to widen/expand several area highways, one of which might affect your daily commute more than the others. Gail Delaugher, News 88.7’s transportation reporter fills us in. (Photo: Derek Stokely, Houston Public Media)

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What Does it Take to Fix a Pothole — And Why Does Houston Have So Many?

Posted on · Recently, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the official launch of his pothole repair initiative. Potholes reported to 311 are to be “assessed and addressed” by the next business day. We have, on this program, explored the political and judicial battles over street maintenance in Houston. During the campaign for mayor, potholes and street repairs were […]

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The State of Houston Transportation and Houston’s Best Tex-Mex: Wednesday’s Show (April 15, 2015)

Posted on · On today’s Houston Matters, we continue our week-long series exploring “The State of Houston” with a conversation about transportation in Greater Houston. We talk with News 88.7 Transportation Reporter Gail Delaughter about transportation issues that affect Houstonians and the region — everything from public transit, to highway construction to traffic congestion. Then: in the latest installment of The Full Menu, […]