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One Year Later: How is METRO’s Redesign Working for Bus Riders?

Posted on · A little more than a year ago (August 2015), METRO redesigned its bus network. Has it been a success? What are some lessons METRO has learned in the past year? Where are improvements still needed? To answer those questions we talk with Christof Spieler, a METRO board member. (Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) MORE: Rerouting Houston Buses (Full Series) […]

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Highlighting Recent Conversations About Houston Transportation

Posted on · There may be no more viscerally frustrating experience about living in Houston then dealing with traffic. It’s the most common theme we hear when we engage in our quarterly Houstonian Pet Peeves collective moan session. And that’s understandable. We’ve seen huge population increases in Greater Houston in recent years, and our infrastructure hasn’t always kept […]

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What’s in Store for the Future of Houston’s Transportation?

Posted on · Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner recently delivered his first State of Mobility address, outlining his ideas for the future of transportation in Houston. He also addressed the need to encourage more residents to use public transportation, including the bus system. (Above: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner with Metro Chairman Carrin Patman before the Transportation Advocacy Group. Photo: Gail Delaughter, […]

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New METRO Chair Carrin Patman Answers Your Transit Questions

Posted on · In the last couple of years, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (aka METRO) has revamped its bus system and aimed to be a more transparent organization. In late March, METRO named a new chair, Carrin Patman. We talk with Patman about the challenges ahead for METRO and welcome your questions about its bus system and […]

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The State of Houston Transportation in 2016

Posted on · We continue our 2nd annual “State of Houston” series – exploring the state of Greater Houston’s economy, transportation, health, education, environment, politics and culture. On this edition, we delve into what is a sort of pastime for Houstonians: complaining about our traffic and the conditions of our roads. We explore the state of transportation in Houston with News 88.7 […]

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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 […]