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March 2014 - Posts

High-speed Rail Between Houston and Dallas
Imagine boarding a train in Houston and arriving in Dallas 90 minutes later. That's almost as long as it takes for some commuters in Houston to arrive at the office. The quick travel time between Texas' two major cities may become a reality with Read More...
Zipcar Arrives in Houston
Zipcar , the rent-by-the-hour car service, has arrived in Houston. For an annual membership that starts at $6/month, members can choose from sedans, hybrids and vans and drive the vehicles by the hour or day. Gas and insurance are included in the rates. Read More...
HOV/HOT Lane to Open Late
The I-45 North HOV/HOT outbound lanes will open late today at 2:30 p.m. at all entrances. This opening is occurring later than its usual 1 p.m. opening due to lighting work that needs to be done by city crews. So if you get off work early today, please Read More...
Rodeo Ridership Sets New Record
A record number of riders rode METRORail on March 13, a combination of rodeo-goers and spring break revelers. More than 71,000 trips were taken by light-rail with Maroon 5 performing at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo . That compares to 70,611 trips Read More...
Solutions to Getting Around
Pack a brown bag tomorrow and join YPT (Young Professionals in Transportation) for an informative and inspiring talk on “Houston’s Pending Transportation Crisis.” Sam Lott, senior vice president of Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. , will Read More...
METRO Hosts National Transit Training
Every transit agency receiving money from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) must comply with strict government regulations. And that takes training to understand fully how to comply. The National Transit Institute (NTI) at Rutgers University in Read More...
Intelligent Crosswalks for Pedestrians
The world's first "intelligent" pedestrian crossings are scheduled to be tested in London soon, giving pedestrians priority over vehicles. Called "Pedestrian Scoot" after a system used during the London 2012 Olympics, the system Read More...
Free Parking for Go Tejano Day
Good news for rodeo-goers: You can park free on Go Tejano Day , this Sunday, March 16, at the Northline Transit Center /HCC Station. For one day only, you can park free at the parking lot at 7705 Fulton and Crosstimbers. Once there, hop on the Red/North Read More...
Record Transit Trips Taken in 2013
Americans took a record number of public transportation trips in 2013, reaching the highest annual ridership in 57 years, according to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), an industry group. A report released yesterday said Americans Read More...
Keeping St. Paddy's Day Safe
Next Monday is St. Patrick's Day, a time to celebrate the heritage and culture of the Irish. What started as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become a global festival with parades, dancing, special foods, wearing green-colored Read More...
Spring Forward This Weekend
Remember when you go to bed Saturday night to turn your clock forward one hour. Daylight Savings Time starts this weekend. At 2 a.m. Sunday, March 9, all clocks will be moved ahead one hour. Pay special attention to our rodeo bus shuttles and METRORail Read More...
Being Prepared When Severe Weather Strikes
How prepared are you when severe weather hits? Here in Houston, we've dodged a hurricane for the past five years - but this winter, we've had to contend with icy conditions and slick roads. Icy weather has forced schools and offices to close - Read More...
Ride Tour de Houston
Join the Tour de Houston and hundreds of your neighbors in the annual fundraising bike ride on Sunday, March 16. The annual ride, presented by Apache Corp. , is designed to promote alternate transportation and physical fitness. Funds raised will benefit Read More...
Park & Ride Extended During Morning Commute
METRO is extending its Park & Ride service by one hour this morning to accommodate patrons who are delaying their commute because of the severe weather. METRORail is now running the entire length of the line from Fannin South to Northline TC/HCC Station Read More...
Cast Your Vote Tomorrow
Tomorrow is your chance to make a difference in your community. It's voting day for the Democratic and Republican primary elections. Now, before you blow it off and tell yourself it's only a primary, listen up. "People often think that the Read More...