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Uber's Ride Stealing Problem

Uber problems: Ride stealing plagues hot new service and Lyft too in Houston — hey, isn't that my car?

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft have been helpful in solving Houstonians' transportation problems since being introduced to the area in February. But the hot new transportati ...


Bullet Train Speeds Up

Houston to Dallas in 90 minutes? Plans for 205-MPH bullet train speed up

By Claire St. Amant

The proposed high-speed train project between Houston and Dallas is about to cross into new territory. The much-discussed transportation option is finally headed for a major review, federal officia ...


Walk At Your Own Risk

Walk at your own risk: Houston is one of nation's most dangerous cities for pedestrians

By Katie Friel

Texans have a lot to boast about, but this is not one of them. According to a recent study the Lone Star State claims four of the top 25 most dangerous cities for pedestrians. The Houston- ...


Dangerous Driving Trends

Teens driving teens leads to fatal car crashes, new study says

By Claire St. Amant

A new study from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute shows teen drivers are about eight times more likely than young adult drivers to have a fatal crash if teen passengers are present. T ...


Parking Benefit District

Could The Wave be the solution for Washington Ave parking problem?

By Whitney Radley

It was a one-two punch of too many mojitos at Benjy's and a broken stiletto on the walk home that led Lauren Barrash to found The Wave, a jitney shuttle that has grown exponentially s ...


CultureMap Video Tour

Texas suburban dad takes on an American-made electric car: Behind the wheel of the Chevy Volt

By Joel Luks

For a commuter city in the Lone Star state that values largesse, and that includes oversized gas guzzlers that fit everything from children to dogs to the kitchen sink, can Chevy convince a typical ...


Sustainable Houston

An electric city of the future: New hybrid, drive-share fleet speeds up Houston's green zoom

By Joel Luks

Charging ahead into an eco-happy future, Mayor Annise Parker is touting a city-owned fleet of electric and hybrid vehicles that just got a tech upgrade — and a green boost. In partnership ...


Riding the rails

Full speed ahead for 205 MPH bullet train between Houston and Dallas? 2020 set as target date

By Whitney Radley

The 250-mile trip between Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth made in 90 minutes or less? Texas Central High-Speed Railway leaders say that it's possible, without public financing and within the next ...


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 ...


Hometown Glory

Unstoppable! National Mayors Conference projects Houston will grow faster than any other city

By Whitney Radley

Last week was a busy but triumphant one for Mayor Annise Parker. In a mid-week repartee with comedian-cum-pundit Stephen Colbert, she touted Houston's livability and its robust job market; the ...


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