Posted on · According to TxDOT's resent presentation to the Houston-Galveston Area Council, its $9.7 billion plan to widen and reroute I-45 near and north of downtown includes a series of sub-projects in three overarching segments.
Posted on · On Wednesday's show: A new agreement is in place that will allow the rebuild and expansion of I-45 to move forward, nearly two years after it was paused following concerns from numerous stakeholders. We learn what the agreement entails.
Posted on · The agreement between state and federal transportation leaders will allow the North Houston Highway Improvement Project to move forward while addressing the expansion's impacts on surrounding communities.
Posted on · Hidalgo touched on a variety of topics on Houston Matters with Craig Cohen, from claims of defunding police to a potential state takeover of HISD to her demeanor since the November election.
Posted on · On Wednesday's show: This week, the public has a chance to weigh in on potential expansion of a stretch of I-45 between Beltway 8 and Loop 336 in Conroe. We learn about some objections to those plans. And we discuss the week in politics.
Posted on · Local leaders said although the project isn’t perfect, it is better than it was before negotiations with TXDOT over the past year and half.
Posted on · As part of TxDOT's plan to expand Interstate 45, which is largely paused pending an investigation by the Federal Highway Administration, a downtown economic development group is pushing a proposal to incorporate $737 million in multimodal and greenspace amenities.
Posted on · A contingent of Houston-area residents traveled to Austin this week to voice opposition to the I-45 expansion project, which is largely on hold while the Federal Highway Administration investigates civil rights and environmental concerns.
Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Former Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is settling 20 of the 24 civil lawsuits women have filed accusing him of sexual assault and harassment. Also we discuss the week in politics and reflect on how the loss of the Shamrock Hotel changed historic preservation in Houston.
Posted on · The county attorney will propose a 30-day pause on the federal lawsuit as county leaders continue to negotiate with TxDOT.
Posted on · The Texas Transportation Commission voted to move forward with the project, but an ongoing federal investigation may force a permanent halt later this year.
Posted on · The Greater Houston Partnership spent about $10,000 on social media advertisements in support of the controversial project last month.