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May 27, 2015 -- United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Federal Highway Administration is releasing $5 million in emergency relief funds for the repair of flood-damaged roads in Texas. More
May 27, 2015 -- The Harris County Toll Road Authority has advised that the Houston Ship Channel Bridge will be closed June 5-8 to install new roadside tolling equipment. More
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May 26, 2015 -- The City of Missouri City has provided updates regarding road closures in the city due to flooding. More
May 26, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to awarded a contract for Cruise Terminal 2 berth and mooring improvements to J.W. Kelso Company, Inc., for an amount not to exceed $2,197,067; and also voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the design-build agreement with Webber, LLC, relating to expansion of the terminal. More
May 26, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today advised that limited bus service and rail operations have been restored following flooding in the area. More
Port of Texas City Dannenbaum Engineering
May 26, 2015 -- The Rice University Office of Public Affairs has provided photos and video of the flooding in Houston. Photos and Video
May 26, 2015 -- The City of Houston has activated the City's Emergency Operations Center at the Houston Emergency Center to Level 1 to coordinate the emergency response due to the severe flooding impacting the City of Houston. More
May 26, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation reports that major flooding has occurred on various roadways in the Harris County area. More
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May 24, 2015 -- On Saturday thousands of people turned out for community pep rallies, a free concert and fireworks to mark the opening of Houston METRO’s Green (East End) and Purple (Southeast) lines. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to award $1.6 million in transportation development credits to a program planned for the Harris County freeway system. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that tickets for its METRORail Fest Concert on Saturday are no longer available, but that community members can still participate in rallies and ribbon-cutting ceremonies celebrating the opening of two new rail lines during the day. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday urged drivers to exercise caution and obey traffic laws while traveling during the holidays, as flooding continues to be a concern in the state with more storms forecast for the Memorial Day weekend. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Sixth Annual National Maritime Day Commemoration Ceremony took place Thursday at Pier 21 in Galveston. More
May 21, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner reports that he tried and failed to include in House Bill 1 a ban on the use of state taxpayer dollars to support the construction of a high-speed railway in Texas. More
May 21, 2015 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday discussed progress on the Downtown Intermodal Transit Terminal and the Downtown Streetscape Project, which are part of the Galveston Livable Communities Initiative. More
May 21, 2015 -- Margaret Dunning, an American businesswoman and philanthropist, known as the Belle of the Concours, passed away just one month shy of her 105th birthday. Bob Fuller, chair of Lakewood Yacht Club's Keels & Wheels Concours 'd Ellegance shared his thoughts. More
May 20, 2015 -- The City of Galveston today provided an update on the 53rd Street Reconstruction Project. More
May 20, 2015 -- The City of Galveston on Tuesday provided an update on the progress of the 43rd Street reconstruction project. More
May 19, 2015 -- More than 20 members of Economic Alliance Houston Port Region recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate regional priorities. More
May 19, 2015 -- The Harris County Toll Road Authority has announced plans to adjust toll rates on the IH-10 Katy Tollway, also referred to as the Katy Managed Lanes (KML), to reduce congestion and maintain free-flowing traffic conditions throughout the day, especially during peak hours. More
May 19, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to issue a request for proposals for strategic marketing and creative design services in connection with the Strategic Plan recently approved by the port commission, which Port Director Roger Guenther said is necessary for the port’s continued growth. More
May 19, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve priority ranking for Fiscal Year 2016 criminal justice funds and authorize resolutions to submit priority lists to the Office of Governor, Criminal Justice Division. More
May 18, 2015 -- BikeHouston will host the Ride of Silence on the evening of Wednesday, May 20 to honor those who have been hit and killed while riding bicycles and also to raise awareness about people on bicycles and the need to share the road. More
May 18, 2015 -- Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Chair Gilbert Garcia and United States Congressman John Culberson have signed an agreement that will support a commuter rail line along the U.S. 90A Corridor, and will require voter approval for a light rail line on Richmond or Post Oak in Houston. More
May 17, 2015 -- National Maritime Day will be observed in Galveston on Thursday afternoon, May 21 at Pier 21. Poster
May 17, 2015 -- The Galveston Seafarers Center’s 8th Annual Gala & Auction on Saturday honored the Galveston-Texas City Pilots. More
May 16, 2015 -- The Houston Tomorrow Board of Directors has announced that Jay Blazek Crossley is the new executive director, replacing his father David Crossley. More
May 15, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has offered an additional contract incentive to Balfour Beatty Construction to accelerate roadwork impacting the downtown Houston area. More
May 15, 2015 -- Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders has released a list of upcoming major lane closures for the Grand Parkway Segments F-1, F-2 and G. More
May 14, 2015 -- Economic Alliance Houston Port Region recently became the newest member of the Dream It. Do It. network representing Dream It. Do It. Southeast Texas. More
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