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Hands-0n Transit for the Young
This is a guest post by Monica Russo, METRO media specialist. METRO Board Member Christof Spieler is used to giving lectures. In addition to serving as vice-president and director of planning at engineering firm Huitt-Zollars , he teaches at Rice University’s Read More...
Celebrating One Year on the New Bus Network
METRO celebrated today the one-year anniversary of its New Bus Network, a massive overhaul of its local bus system which created grid-like routes with service every 15 minutes on popular routes. At a news conference in its lobby at 1900 Main St., officials Read More...
Bloggers Learn About METRO
The following is a guest post from Margaret O'Brien Molina, METRO's media manager. METRO is trying to drive a conversation and, realizing it’s a two-way street, decided to invite transit bloggers to meet with transit planners, METRO leaders, Read More...
Light Rail Spurs Development
If you build it, will they come? Economists and urban planners say yes, development will spring up around transit, especially light-rail lines. In Houston and Dallas, mass transportation has triggered big money in development, according to PBS. Although Read More...
Board Member Spieler to Speak
Join Houston Tomorrow for a smorgasbord of creative and inspiring speakers on Thursday, March 12. Board Member Christof Spieler will be speaking from 7:30 - 8:15 p.m. on System Reimagining and METRO's New Bus Network . Instrumental in spearheading Read More...
Christof Spieler on a Reimagined Bus Network
Today is a guest post by METRO Board Member Christof Spieler, chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. He is also the director of planning at Morris Architects and a senior lecturer at the Rice School of Architecture. He takes METRO for most of his Read More...
My Houston with METRO’s Christof Spieler
Learn about METRO’s ambitious plan to redesign our local bus routes from METRO Board Member Christof Spieler . My Houston 2040’s monthly lunchtime seminar tomorrow features Spieler, chair of METRO’s Strategic Planning Committee and a Read More...
Watch "METRO Matters" and Re-imagine Our Routes
Watch the latest edition of METRO Matters , and hear Board Member Christof Spieler talk about an ambitious, new project we’ve undertaken - System Re-imagining. Spieler talks about taking a blank piece of paper and re-drawing our routes from scratch. Read More...
METRO’S Spieler Re-Imagines Transit
If you don’t have lunch plans today, grab take-out or your brown bag and come hear METRO Board Member Christof Spieler discuss “A Livable Houston Initiative: Re-Imagining Houston’s Transit System. “ The event is free and open to Read More...
Walkable Downtown Neighborhood
Can Houston ever create a neighborhood where you can eat, work, play and live - and walk to all those places? Some say yes - in a mixed-use neighborhood around the Ensemble/HCC light-rail station . Listen to what Christof Spieler , METRO board member, Read More...
Beyond the Motor City
A PBS documentary that examines how America's investment in autos and highways shaped our cities at the cost of public transit was recently viewed at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston , followed by a panel discussion on how to foster mass transit here. Read More...
New Board Members to be Sworn In
New METRO board members appointed by Mayor Annise Parker are scheduled to be sworn in at a special board meeting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7. The new appointees are: Position One - Gilbert Andrew Garcia, chairman. Position Two - Allen Dale Watson Read More...
Hear What Experts Say on Regional Transit
Summertime is beach time, and if you've trekked to Galveston wishing you didn't have to fight traffic on I-45, regional transit is the answer. Just how we can most effectively connect Harris County to its surrounding seven counties with regional Read More...