Transportation

The State Of Metro

Posted on · Now that Metro is preparing to sign agreements with the federal government for millions, two new light rail lines move closer to becoming a reality. Officials say it's a first-of-its-kind project for the Houston area, and a signal of improved relations between Metro and Washington.

Transportation

Evaluating Houston’s Future

Posted on · A new report from researchers at Rice University evaluates the health and sustainability of the Houston region.  The report doesn't give Houston a grade or ranking — but instead looks at how the city is doing in 25 categories.

Transportation

Travel Advisories Continue for U.S. Citizens Visiting Mexico

Posted on · Even as drug-war casualties rise, the number of visitors to Mexico continues to increase.  Mexico welcomed almost 18 percent more international visitors last year.  Airlines continue adding Mexican destinations.  But the U.S. Department of State and the Texas Department of Public Safety continue their travel warnings for U.S. visitors.

Transportation

DWI Arrest: Don’t Say No

Posted on · The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the Fourth of July is the number one holiday for alcohol-related fatal crashes, even deadlier than the New Year's holiday.  For that reason, Texans will notice an increased presence of law enforcement this weekend, as part of an aggressive crackdown on impaired drivers. Pat Hernandez has more.

Transportation

Never Again Rita-type Logjam

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.