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TxDOT at 100: It’s More Than Just ‘the Highway Department’

Posted on · The Texas Department of Transportation (aka TxDOT) is turning 100 this year. The organization is much more than just about highways — although many Texans still refer to it as “the highway department.” To celebrate its centennial, TxDOT has a travelling exhibit that’s making the rounds around the state, including a recent stint in Houston. […]

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Addressing Houston’s Most Dangerous Intersections

Posted on · Driving around Greater Houston can be challenging, due in no small part to our seemingly ever-increasing traffic, and — let’s face it — some less-than-stellar driving habits some of our neighbors exhibit. But in some cases accidents might be — at least in part — about the design of the roads themselves. There are some particularly […]

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How New Sections of the Grand Parkway Are Affecting Residents and Businesses

Posted on · A new section of the Grand Parkway is now open, east from I-45 onto US 59. And that’s where Houston Matters host Craig Cohen was last week, driving with a passenger in tow — News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail DeLaughter. They decided to check out the new section of the parkway (technically called Texas State Highway 99) 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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Why Is There Opposition to Road Projects in Montgomery County?

Posted on · In January, Montgomery County’s Commissioners Court approved an update to the county’s thoroughfare plan, a guidepost of sorts for transportation projects, including a proposed extension of Woodlands Parkway to Texas 249. However, a month after commissioners approved the plan, The Woodlands’ governing board unanimously passed a resolution opposing some of the projects. To learn more, Maggie Martin […]

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Are Houston Roads Trying to Kill Us?

Posted on · We have far too many fatalities and accidents on Houston’s roads. Drivers, cyclists, pedestrians – everyone has a stake in any efforts to make our roads safer. Now, what if I told you that even safe passage in your car – that run-of-the-mill everyday drive in Houston traffic, without an accident, without an incident…could be hazardous […]