Houston Matters

An averted railroad strike, and the NPR Politics Podcast comes to Houston (Sept. 15, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: What we avoided from a possible rail worker strike. Then, the first of many interviews with candidates from local elections. And we learn all about the world of bats!

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Trains in Houston — What Are They Hauling and Where are They Going?

Posted on · While a lot of attention has been paid to a proposed high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas, and Houstonians in favor of mass transit expansion often push for additional light rail in town, trains don't just haul people to and from portions of Greater Houston. In fact, their primary purpose is to haul goods. […]


Great Iron Horse in Houston

Posted on · It is the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific Railroad. But "old-844" was retired 21 years ago when diesels took over all of the passenger train duties. It's now in Houston as part of nostalgic runs to remind people of how America once traveled. Pat Hernandez has the story.