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Light Rail Controversy Heats Up

Light rail on Richmond dead forever? Congressman crows over saving Post Oak from METRO destruction

By Shelby Hodge

Residents and business owners along Richmond Avenue are breathing a sigh of relief — at least for now — as U.S. Rep. John Culberson has had his way, quashing federal funding for li ...


Party Watch

City power brokers come together at a hip, Houston cocktail bar

By Shelby Hodge

What: The Mayor's Hispanic Advisory Board holiday reception. Where: Eighteenth Cocktail Bar. The 411: More than 300 movers and shakers and politicos were welcomed by board chairman Rola ...


Futuristic METRO Station Killed

Futuristic METRO station suddenly scrapped: Houston is sticking with the same old look

By Tyler Rudick

After more than two years of planning, Metro's architectural gem of a downtown rail terminal is dead in the water with the transit authority electing to scrap the project for a less expensive o ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Houston's most powerful room: Heavy hitters pack a ballroom to show H.E.A.R.T.

By Shelby Hodge

The sixth annual "Have a H.E.A.R.T." benefit luncheon could have been a political conclave, so rich was the turnout of elected officials and community leaders that packed the ballroo ...


Free Rides

A more high-tech METRO: New train cars introduced in 100 millionth celebration

By Whitney Radley

Just nine years into operation, METRORail recently met a pretty crucial ridership achievement: Its 100 millionth boarding.  "This 100-million-milestone is incredible! What's ...


All aboard

Public transit common sense prevails: METRO brings back the Day Pass

By Whitney Radley

Public transit riders who have lamented the loss of the Day Pass will be happy to hear this news: The popular fare deal will be back in business later this year. The METRO Board of Directors vo ...


Part pep rally, part press conference

METRO milestone: Main Street bridge reopens downtown gateway to Houston's near Northside

By Whitney Radley

The half-mile stretch of Main Street between Naylor Street and Commerce Street may seem negligible, but its year-and-a-half-long closure has affected access to the University of Houston Downtown&nb ...


Unexpected announcement

METRO president and CEO George Greanias makes it official: He's moving on

By Whitney Radley

Last Friday, METRO made an unexpected announcement in an otherwise routine agenda for the transit authority's monthly board meeting: George Greanias, president and CEO since ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Mayor Annise Parker and Hispanic Advisory Board celebrate the season at Maggie Rita's

By Shelby Hodge

The Mayor's Hispanic Advisory Board kicked up its heels at the final board meeting of the year, a lively gathering that doubled as a holiday party. And what better location for a year-end celeb ...


You can weigh in

Mass transit or other transportation improvements? METRO seeks input to shape November ballot referendum

By Whitney Radley

How to allocate the millions of dollars received in sales tax revenue has been the topic of dozens of public meetings, private meetings and community engagements, as well as presentations, dis ...


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