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Former Milwaukee Mayor Offers Outsider’s Look into Houston’s Urban Space

Posted on · John Norquist, the former mayor of Milwaukee, thinks Houston should get rid of the Pierce Elevated. Why should we care what he has to say? Well, he’s an author, a longtime proponent of removing freeways from urban centers, and he’ll speak about just that tonight (Sept. 22, 2015) at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. Norquist […]

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Understanding the Nicknames for Houston Highways

Posted on · If you’re new to Houston, maybe you’ve found yourself wondering, “Wait, which one is the East-Tex Freeway?” Or “What’s the Pierce Elevated?” News 88.7 afternoon traffic reporter Keith Myles provides a primer on our highway nicknames.

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TxDOT Floats Ideas for Rerouting I-45 Through Downtown Houston

Posted on · The Texas Department of Transportation last week unveiled some potential options to address traffic congestion along Interstate 45 through downtown Houston, in order to gauge public opinion. Among the potential changes under consideration: rerouting I-45 to the eastern side of downtown, where US 59 runs today. Another idea floated: tearing down the Pierce Elevated and […]

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OTC Preview and the Astros’ Streak: Monday’s Show (May 4, 2015)

Posted on · The 2015 Offshore Technology Conference kicks off today at NRG Park. More than 90,000 oil and gas professionals from 130-plus countries will converge to learn about the industry’s latest technology and equipment. Also high on the minds of OTC attendees: how the drop in oil prices is impacting the industry, and what the new Subsea […]