Monthly Archives: May 2013

Traffic light timing keeps congestion in sync

Every driver knows that green means go, but when it comes to moving vehicles along many Houston roads, it’s green-green-green that matters more. Synchronized traffic lights have become one of the most effective ways to deal with traffic in many … Continue reading

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Houston National Cemetery a place of thanks, remembrance

They came to Houston National Cemetery in flip flops and antebellum dresses, leather riding vests and Sunday-best hats, T-shirts and dress blues, but the Memorial Day crowd had one purpose: honor. “No matter what you think of the war, you … Continue reading

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Metro light rail fare rules still confuse some riders

When Brandon Bennette started riding the Metro light rail in Houston, he thought it was free. No turnstiles blocked his path and people just seemed to walk onto the platform and board a train. “I didn’t see them pay,” Bennette, … Continue reading

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Houston law gives cyclists, walkers some road room

Though the push for the new law focused on bicyclists, the version approved also applies to pedestrians, disabled travelers such as the wheelchair-bound, horseback riders, highway and utility workers, tow truck drivers and those on motorized bicycles and scooters. “It … Continue reading

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U.S. transportation chief: Houston needs to ‘get its act together’ on light rail

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood likes Houston’s light rail that’s up and running but warns that regional transit officials have squandered opportunities the past decade by not building greater consensus. “The region needs to get its act together,” LaHood said … Continue reading

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