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A Newcomer’s Guide to Houston Traffic and Transportation

Posted on · After the humidity, traffic and highways might be the biggest things newcomers might notice about Houston. So, News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail Delaughter offers counsel on traversing this enormous metropolitan area of ours. MORE: Traffic reporter Keith Myles provides a primer on our highway nicknames

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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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Can You Really Get From Houston To Galveston On Public Transit?

Posted on · You can't always get there from here on public transit. But the lack of "official" connections on the schedule doesn't stop some from coming up with unique work-a-rounds. One person has found a way to get from downtown Houston all the way to the beach in Galveston. News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter rides the bus along […]

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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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Checking in on the State of Houston’s Transportation

Posted on · 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.

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Would More Public Transit Even Make a Difference in Houston’s Traffic Problems?

Posted on · The Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s policy research center recently completed its first Texas Transportation Poll. Researchers wanted to understand the attitudes and behaviors of Texans towards transportation. Some results won’t surprise you: three out of four respondents say there’s too much traffic in their neighborhoods. While 90 percent of Texans own or lease a vehicle. […]

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Texans on Transportation, and Print vs. Digital Research: Houston Matters for Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Posted on · The Texas A&M Transportation Institute's policy research center recently completed its first Texas Transportation Poll. Researchers wanted to understand the attitudes and behaviors of Texans towards transportation. Some results won't surprise you: three out of four respondents say there's too much traffic in their neighborhoods. While 90 percent of Texans own or lease a vehicle. […]