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Houstonians mourn the death of former Mayor Bob Lanier, political kingmaker who transformed city

By Clifford Pugh

Houstonians are mourning the death of Bob Lanier, who made a lasting impact on Houston as the city's mayor from 1992-1998 and as a powerful political kingmaker. Lanier died Saturday afternoon a ...

Short Cut To Galveston

A faster way to Galveston: Shave 15 minutes (or more) off of your trip with this route

By Ellen Goodacre

There are two things in Houston which occur regularly but still manage to be unpredictable— the rain and the traffic. With clouds looming over Independence Day weekend, Houstonians may not be ...

Starts Jan. 6

METRO raises tolls and tightens carpool restrictions to get HOV traffic moving

By Tyler Rudick

Commuters on Houston's busy HOV lanes will see major changes in the new year as METRO attempts to rein in morning traffic with price hikes and tighter restrictions on carpool use. Star ...

Car City Chronicles

Houston's free eco buses still searching for more riders: One year in, there's pride and some surprise

By Whitney Radley

It's been exactly one year since the Houston Downtown Management District, BG Group and Houston First Corporation came together to launch launch Greenlink, downtown Houston& ...

Free Taxi Rides

Free taxi rides are part of METRO's expanded Park & Ride program: They'll pay your fare

By Marika Rafte

Every Houston driver knows that the freeways more resemble parking lots during rush hour, a side effect of urbanism that METRO tries to mitigate with its Park and Ride program. For a small fee, ...

Transit Booty

METRO loves big buses: More massive accordion buses are taking over Houston's streets

By Whitney Radley

After several years of overcrowded bus routes, METRO is bringing back long buses to Houston's streets. (KUHF's Gail Delaughter first reported the news.)  At a midyea ...

Left Out

Uptown's rapid bus transit plan takes a blow: $460 million proposal voted down by one council

By Whitney Radley

A Houston-Galveston Area Council committee voted not to include the Uptown Management District's proposed Bus Rapid Transit system among the projects included in the governmental plan ...

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 ...

A Commuting Gamechanger

15,000 bikes on METRO a month? Surprising survey says Houston is dying to become a bike city

By Whitney Radley

An update has been released on the commuter survey conducted over the past month by METRO and the Houston-Galveston Area Council, and the findings might surprise you. According t ...

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