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H-GAC Transportation Survey – asking for your assistance

We are asking for your assistance with a survey CDS is conducting for the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC). It’s a region-wide community survey of public transportation service needs and opinions, including topics such as ride sharing, local bus service, park and ride service, and other types of public transportation services. We’ve conducted a phone survey,…

Police and Community Relations Forum, Feb. 11

As you are aware, police and community relations has been at the forefront of our nation over the past couple years. All over the country we have seen unfortunate events of excessive force by officers and a lack of respect from civilians. In Harris County we have a newly elected Sheriff, District Attorney, and appointed…

A message from Council Member Robert Gallegos

Like many Houstonians, I was disappointed by the harsh and unnecessary executive order signed by the president last week targeting refugees and legal U.S. permanent residents travelling from certain countries. But I have been inspired and uplifted in recent days by the peaceful protests and marches in support of our diverse immigrant community. Houston is…

Family-friendly Super Bowl Festivities Downtown

Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon is a free family-friendly fan festival in downtown Houston celebrating Super Bowl LI. Anchored in Discovery Green and encompassing more than 750,000 square feet, approximately the size of 13 football fields, Super Bowl LIVE features live music and performances, interactive exhibits, great food and a 90-foot tall virtual reality…

Improvements at I-45/Broadway Traffic Circle

TxDOT has completed its beautification project at the Broadway and I-45 traffic circle. Improvements include new landscaping, repainted road stripes, and enhanced lane designators. In addition, new LED lights have been installed to increase visibility for drivers and pedestrians. The area has also been decked with new decorative features designed to reduce future encampments. These…

Harrisburg Overpass Complete, “Green Line” Opens

A community celebration helped open Metro’s new segment of the East End “Green Line” in January. A new overpass was completed over the UP railroad lines near Hughes Street in December and allowed for the extension of the line. Metro rail riders are now able to take the “Green Line” from the Magnolia Transit Center…

Council Approves Creating Team to Combat Flooding

City Council in January approved $10 million to fund a new initiative called the Storm Water Action Team – “SWAT” aimed at addressing drainage problems in neighborhoods across the city. The work includes repairing collapsed culverts and drainage pipes, enlarging inlets, and regrading, cleaning and mowing more roadside ditches. Two of the first repairs in…

New Greenway Coming Soon to Sims Bayou

As part of the Bayou Greenways 2020 project, construction of a trail along Sims Bayou from Old Galveston Road to Deeda Drive in the Park Place neighborhood, will soon be underway. This segment of trail, expected to be completed in about a year, will give the public access to greenspace along the bayou and 1.3…

Beautified Broadway Boulevard Reopens

After two years of construction and a year-long beautification effort, Broadway Boulevard has been transformed into a beautiful signature corridor with new roadway, landscaping and amenities. “In the past couple of years, we’ve opened a new international terminal at Hobby, completed landscape enhancements along Airport Boulevard, and trails on Sims Bayou and a future Botanic…

Carriers Add Services For Super Bowl Attendees

By Michele McDonald, travelmarket report JetBlue, the official airline of the New England Patriots, normally operates a single nonstop between Boston and Houston, but it is adding a Boston-Houston Hobby flight on Feb. 3. Flight 1931 will depart at 5 p.m. and arrive at 8:39 p.m. On Feb. 6, Flight 1032 will depart Houston Hobby…