Posted on · Gasoline prices in Texas are down again for six weeks in a row. As Laurie Johnson reports — prices continue to drop despite the fact that this is usually the time of year when they go up.
Posted on · Traffic was a nightmare along I-45 during the Hurricane Rita evacuation in 2005. That experience led to TranStar creating an extensive traffic monitoring system using Bluetooth technology. Officials say it is accurate, cost-effective, and non-intrusive. Pat Hernandez has more.
Posted on · This year's leap in retail gasoline prices could prompt more people to consider public transit alternatives. And that could add up to far more cost savings than you might think. Laurie Johnson has more.
Posted on · Texas has secured $15 million dollars in federal funds for the development of a proposed high-speed rail line from Houston to Dallas. The Texas Department of Transportation applied for a portion of the grant money last month. Wendy Siegle reports.
Posted on · Oil prices are up again after taking a plunge last week. And that means gasoline prices are likely to fluctuate this week. Laurie Johnson reports.
Posted on · Power company Green Mountain Energy unveiled the state's first pollution-free electricity package today for owners of electric vehicles. As Wendy Siegle reports, a Houston-area man is the first to sign up for the package.
Posted on · The Texas Department of Transportation launched its "Talk Text Crash" campaign at the University of Houston today. TxDOT hopes the month-long campaign will raise more awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. As Wendy Siegle reports, students were able to get behind the wheel of a driving simulator to see how easy it is to lose control when sending a text.
Posted on · METRO is considering whether to add natural gas-fueled buses to its fleet. The transit agency is partnering with Austin and the Texas Transportation Institute to explore its options for natural gas. Wendy Siegle reports.
Posted on · The Texas Department of Transportation has adopted a new policy: all new road projects must make room for pedestrians and bicycles, not just cars. As Wendy Siegle reports, the new rules mean Houston should start seeing more bike and pedestrian-friendly roadways in the future.
Posted on · U.S. Reps. Mike Rogers, R-MI, and Russ Carnahan, D-MO, have introduced a new smart transportation technology bill (H.R. 995) into the House that would give six cities the opportunity to share in $1.2 billion dollars — as long as the money is used to fund innovative transportation technologies.
Posted on · As Texas lawmakers struggle to trim the budget, transportation advocates are hoping the legislators keep the scissors away from the dwindling pot of transportation dollars. A new organization called TAG — the Transportation Advocacy Group Houston Region — is calling on politicians to find more ways to finance highway and transit projects. Wendy Siegle reports.
Posted on · Cyclists in the Houston area won a small victory today: at its monthly meeting, the Transportation Policy Council decided to postpone a vote on a proposal that would put several bike and pedestrian-oriented projects on hold. As Wendy Siegle reports, the decision came after a number of people came out to oppose the proposal.
Posted on · Local transportation policy makers may vote this Friday to stall money for bike and other alternative transit projects in the Greater Houston area. As Wendy Siegle reports — cyclists are gearing up to protest the proposal.
Posted on · President Obama submitted his budget plan to Congress today. It includes additional funding for Houston's light rail project. Laurie Johnson reports.
Posted on · Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst says instead of taxes, maybe we should increase vehicle fees to pay for highways. A Houston-area transportation planner likes the idea. Wendy Siegle explains why.