Transportation

METRO’s Political Future Uncertain

Posted on · With three new light rail lines already under construction and a fourth soon to break ground, METRO's chairman wants political leaders to restore full funding to the organization. As Laurie Johnson reports, Metro's physical presence in the region is growing, but that doesn't mean the money will follow.

Transportation

METRO Chair Reflects On Challenges, Accomplishments As The End Of His Term Draws Near

Posted on · The chairman of METRO today will deliver a "State of METRO" address. The Greater Houston Partnership is putting on the event, in which METRO Chair David Wolff will talk about the current status of light rail development, along with some of the logistical and political challenges facing the agency. Mr. Wolff sat down with KUHF's David Pitman to talk about those challenges. At the top of the list is the one-cent sales tax that came along with METRO's creation in the late 1970's.

Transportation

Bicyclists Want More Access to Light Rail

Posted on · While Houston is not the most bicycle friendly city, cycling advocates say commuting by bike here is growing. To increase what's called "inter modal" transit METRO has installed bike racks on its busses. Now cyclists want METRO to do something similar on its trains. Rod Rice reports.

Transportation

Metro Gets Official OK For New Light Rail Lines

Posted on · Houston's Metro Transit Authority says it's one big step closer to getting the federal government to pay for up to half the expense for two light rail extensions.The Federal Transit Administration has given Metro the green light to enter into what's known as "Final Design" for Houston's North and Southeast light-rail lines.David Pitman explains what that means.

Transportation

Lenox BBQ Falls to Light Rail

Posted on · It's the end of the line for an East End business.As METRO expands mass transit lines in the city some established businesses will have to suffer.This morning the front half of Lenox Barbeque fell to a demolition crew.The iconic eatery had to make way for the East End light rail line that will run along Harrisburg Avenue.Rod Rice reports.

Transportation

Got Your Passport?

Posted on · For those of you who like to travel, the economic downturn might impact future plans. But that's not the only thing that might keep you grounded. Bill Stamps reports on a new law that figures to effect millions of people wanting to leave the country.