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Take this Travel Survey
When you take a road trip, what information do you use – and what information do you wish you had – when you use managed lanes? Managed lanes are the dedicated lanes reserved for carpools or drivers willing to pay a toll. The lanes are also Read More...
Texting Worse than Talking on Phone While Driving
A new study on distracted driving shows that texting while driving is far worse than simply talking on the phone. The key is drivers keeping their eyes on the road. With eyes on the road, drivers can still drive with limited impairment while their mental Read More...
HOV/HOT Pilot Extended
If you've been accustomed to bypassing bumper-to-bumper traffic by using the HOV/HOT lanes to zip into town on the weekend to catch a game, we have good news. The 90-day pilot program that extended operating hours for the HOV/HOT lanes will continue Read More...
The Future of City Cycling
Are we going back to the future with bicycles? With more bike-sharing programs cropping up in cities across the nation – for example, B-Cycle here in Houston - what role do bicycles have in getting around our cities? Come find out tomorrow at a Read More...
Longer Commute Times
If you drive to work, you've probably noticed that commute times have been inching up as you sit in traffic. You're right. Newly analyzed data from Houston TranStar reveal that from 2011 to 2013, travel times during rush hours have increased by Read More...
Study to Measure Impact of Train and Physical Activity
Regularly using public transit has been linked to greater levels of physical activity and slimmer figures. But what about the long-term effects of transit in a neighborhood? Will the presence of a neighborhood train make you healthier because it will Read More...
Houston's Traffic: We're Not the Worst
For those of you who have inched forward in traffic on the freeway - and pick any freeway because most all are clogged - you probably view Houston's traffic as one of the worst. The good news: We're not the worst. Washington, D.C./Virginia/Maryland Read More...
Community Feedback on METROLift's Future
METROLift is a transit service for customers who can't use the local bus routes or rail, due to a disability. Last spring, METRO conducted a dozen community workshops across the city to get feedback on our policies and practices. Participants were Read More...
Wasting Money in Traffic
Americans wasted $121 billion sitting in traffic in 2011 - that's an average of $818 per person. That's according to a newly released report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) . Urban drivers were delayed an average of 38 hours Read More...
Top 100 Most Congested Roadways
The most congested roadway in Texas is not in Houston. While that may surprise some of you who inch along during morning commutes, Harris County comes in third - behind Dallas and Tarrant counties. The most congested roadway is IH35W from IH30 to SH183 Read More...