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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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City Faces Lawsuits Over Post Oak Bus Lanes and Drainage Fee

Posted on · Earlier this month, a homeowner's association filed a lawsuit against METRO, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County. The Cosmopolitan Condominium Association alleges the transportation agency isn't complying with a 2003 referendum voters passed in favor of adding light rail to Post Oak Boulevard. The suit alleges METRO running bus lanes along Post Oak puts […]

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Houston’s New Tracks: New Light Rail Lines Finally Opening

Posted on · As we've heard this week on News 88.7, Houston’s newest light rail lines open this weekend after much delay. Riders can start hopping on Houston’s two new light rail lines starting Saturday (May 23, 2015). They run from downtown to the East End and Southeast Houston. In her series Houston’s New Tracks, transportation reporter Gail […]

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Is METRO Agreement Progress or Political Gamesmanship?

Posted on · On Monday, Houston METRO Chairman Gilbert Garcia and U.S. Congressman John Culberson held a press conference to announce the beginning of discussions to find regional transportation solutions together. That announcement was surprising to some, as twice now Rep. Culberson — a member of the House Appropriations Committee — inserted a provision into a transportation, housing […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Campus Carry, Halliburton Layoffs, and Saving Butterflies: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the legislature taking up another measure that would allow licensed, concealed firearms on Texas college campuses, to 5,000-6,000 layoffs at Halliburton; and from re-imagining Houston’s bus routes to saving the endangered monarch butterfly by planting more milkweed: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. Our panel of non-experts […]

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What Could Become of $40M of Unspent Federal Transit Funds?

Posted on · This April METRO plans to open two new light rail lines in Houston. But not all of the Federal Transit Administration funds dedicated to those light rail projects has been spent. We talk with Gilbert Garcia, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, about what could become of […]

Full Show

Chief McClelland, METRO and Air Station Houston: Thursday’s show (February 5, 2015)

Posted on · little under a year ago we spoke with Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland and Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia about crime in Houston. We looked at how it's investigated, how it's monitored, what are some of the trends in crime that are on the rise and what trends seem to be declining. On this edition […]

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Debate Continues Over the New Light Rail Overpass in the East End

Posted on · Houston Public Media Transportation Reporter Gail Delaughter joins us to tell us about a public meeting Tuesday night in Houston’s East End held by METRO, to share updates on a Green Light Rail overpass. Then, we welcome your questions for Gilbert Garcia, Chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

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