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Cell Phones: Good For Traffic?

Posted on · Today marked the two year anniversary of Hurricane Ike. Ike was the third costliest hurricane in us history right behind Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina. Since Hurricane Ike and Rita, local official have been steadily looking for ways improve things when the next one hits. One of those improvements involves a little device some people stick on their ear — the Bluetooth. Bill Stamps has more.

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TX-Dot Says Ramp Repair Could Take A Week

Posted on · Repair crews are working on a freeway ramp in northeast Houston that was heavily damaged over the weekend when a tanker truck overturned and caught fire. As Rod Rice reports, the afternoon commute could be complicated in that area for the rest of the week.

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Intelligent Technology Turns Wrong Way Drivers Around – But Only on Westpark

Posted on · They may be rare, but when they happen, they're often deadly. When a driver enters the freeway traveling in the wrong direction, serious crashes can result, which is why the Harris County Toll Road Authority installed intelligent devices that detect wrong way drivers on the Westpark Tollway. But, as Wendy Siegle reports, don't expect to start seeing them everywhere.

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Red Light Camera Violators Beware

Posted on · Red light camera scofflaws may soon have a new penalty facing them. An agreement between Houston and Harris County could mean people who don't pay their red light camera tickets won't be able to renew their vehicle registration. Laurie Johnson reports.

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New Study No Surprise; Traffic on North Freeway A Mess

Posted on · If you're (already) stuck in traffic on the North Freeway between the 610 North Loop and the Beltway, it will come as little surprise to learn that stretch of I-45 is "the" most congested road in Texas. That's according to a new study from the Texas Department of Transportation, which looked at how much time and money drivers waste when they get bogged down in traffic. As David Pitman reports, this latest survey is designed to help prioritize which roads need the most help.

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Red Light Cameras to Stay for Now

Posted on · Houston City Council approves a contract extension that allows the police department to use cameras at traffic intersections. The vote comes despite a plea from a staunch opponent and a measure pending in Austin that might ban the devices. Pat Hernandez has more.

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HPD: No Warnings, Excuses or Exemptions

Posted on · Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt unveils the next phase of his comprehensive traffic safety campaign. It will target aggressive drivers and motorists who do not keep their children buckled up. Pat Hernandez has the story.

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Controversial Project Takes Big Step

Posted on · Harris County Commissioners vote on plans to proceed with an important segment of the Grand Parkway. It comes despite a plea from opponents who said that the segment would not provide benefit to enough people. Pat Hernandez has the story.

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Hearing on Katy Managed HOV Lanes

Posted on · The Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Harris County Toll Road Authority will hold a final public meeting tonight on major changes that are coming soon to the Interstate 10 Katy Freeway HOV lanes. Jim Bell reports.