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Rough Morning

Driver error: School bus slams into a tree in Houston, sending 19 kids to hospital

By Heather Staible

A school bus slammed into a tree Tuesday morning, sending 19 students and the bus driver to the hospital. The Houston Fire Department said the bus driver lost control of the bus, hitting a tree ...


Road Reveille

New luxury bus service for Texas A&M football games creates buzz: No stops, TVs and Wi-Fi perks

By Tyler Rudick

A Dallas-based company aiming to reinvent city-to-city bus transit has its sights set on Aggieland . . . and business is booming. This season, Starline Travel Group is packing its bus ...


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 ...


Island Time

Megabus speeding to Galveston: New $1 route approved as academics deem bus travel "cool"

By Whitney Radley

I will admit that, despite a not-so-hot track record and a cache of horrific photos depicting freak accidents and fatal crashes, I remain an unabashed fan of Megabus.  Since the no-frills ...


the sprawl

METRO referendum is decided, but confusion lingers over future of Houston public transit

By Tyler Rudick

Nov. 6 closed a chapter of one of this election year's most controversial issues — the METRO referendum, a measure allowing the agency to use a portion of additional tax money f ...


Out of the car

Rewards offered for green commuting: Bike, bus or train to work and get gift certificates

By Whitney Radley

A brisk walk or bicycle ride to work is invigorating; public transit commutes can be stress-free and amusing. For many, it doesn't take much convincing that getting to work in an alternative wa ...


The Plush Bus

No more Austin for you! Megabus cancels one of its $1 routes, changes its pickup location

By Whitney Radley

Oh, how we celebrated the announcement of Megabus.com's Texas routes! Fares to Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and New Orleans starting at $1! Free Wi-Fi and clean restrooms! Double-decks to stretc ...


Cool Public Transportation

The free downtown trolley finally returns — only it's a Green bus blowing natural gas

By Whitney Radley

A free downtown trolley is a romantic idea and a seemingly practical one, but one that has been found unsustainable. When METRO began charging a 50 cent fare for trolley rides in 2004, the death kn ...


Keep Austin weird?

Bus hit Texas student just wants to move on from his amazing viral video fame: Still baffled & unhurt

By Whitney Radley

Want to know what still has our heads spinning? The tale of Nick Engmann, an 18-year-old electrical engineering student at the University of Texas who got smacked by a Capital Metro bus just days b ...


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