Houston Matters

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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Katy, Western Governors University, and Black Photographers: Houston Matters for Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Posted on · From time to time, Houston Matters seeks to learn more about the communities that make up and surround the Greater Houston area. On this edition of the program, we learn about the city of Katy, 30 miles west of downtown Houston. The city is named for the “Katy” Railroad – which was, in turn, a […]

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High Speed Rail, Space Port, Crowdfunding, and the Ring Cycle: Houston Matters for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Posted on · Former Harris County judge and Texas Central Railway President Robert Eckels is behind an effort to construct a privately funded bullet train between Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth. The mayors of those cities, late last month, expressed their unified support for the project. Texas Central Railway first proposed the plan to build the rail line back in […]


Renewal Train Replaces 23 Miles of Aging Rail

Posted on · A custom track-laying device has been replacing aging union pacific rail track and ties in the Houston area. Ed Mayberry watched the process as the track renewal train installs rail and concrete ties in one pass.