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Officials Hope New System Will Simplify the Hunt for Downtown Parking

Posted on · We’ve all probably had the experience of circling around the city blocks in downtown Houston trying to find parking. City officials say all those cars searching for an open space make downtown traffic more congested and worsen air pollution from automobile exhaust. To help simplify that experience, Houston City Council recently approved an agreement with […]

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As if Surviving Houston Traffic Isn’t Bad Enough — Then You Have to Park Somewhere

Posted on · In a sprawling metropolis like ours, where so many of us drive everywhere we go, getting there is half the battle. The other half is finding a place to park. And when you can’t find the space you want, it’s tempting to park where you’re not supposed to. We discuss the policies in place to […]

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Parking and HISD After Grier: Tuesday’s Show (October 13, 2015)

Posted on · In a sprawling metropolis like ours, where so many of us drive everywhere we go, getting there is half the battle. The other half is finding a place to park. And when you can’t find the space you want, it’s tempting to park where you’re not supposed to. On this edition of Houston Matters, we […]

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A Solution to Houston’s Parking Woes?

Posted on · Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research recently welcomed transportation planner and parking management guru Patrick Siegman to talk about new solutions to a classic problem facing any growing community — parking shortages. Siegman and Bill Fulton, Director of the Kinder Institute sat down with Houston Matters to discuss what parking changes might work for […]

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Liquor Laws and Parking: Tuesday’s show (March 3, 2015)

Posted on · Walmart is suing Texas for the right to sell hard liquor. Soon after the lawsuit was filed in federal court, a coalition of businesses formed to push laws to allow publicly traded corporations to own and operate liquor stores. A couple of state legislators have also filed bills that would repeal parts of the alcohol […]

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We Answer Your Questions About Houston Parking Policies

Posted on · Besides Houston traffic and the often-complained-about Houston roads, parking is one of Greater Houston’s biggest transportation concerns — the availability of it and regulations surrounding it. So today, we welcome any questions you may have about parking policies in the city of Houston for Maria Irshad, Assistant Director of the City of Houston Parking Management, and Brian […]

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Ride Sharing Revisited, Parking, and Texas Highways: Houston Matters for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Posted on · After a public hearing Tuesday, the Houston City Council may well vote on a vehicle-for-hire ordinance change that would allow for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. That vote was initially to take place last month, but was delayed in the hopes that there might be consensus among stakeholders, including ride-sharing services and local cab […]