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April 23, 2014 -- Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders has announced that closures will take place at the Interstate 45 and at US Highway 290 during the weekend due to work at interchanges with the Grand Parkway. More
April 22, 2014 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Roger Guenther today reported to the Port Commission that the United States Army Corps of Engineers has furnished the port with its draft permit for the Bayport Channel Improvement Project; and the draft permit for Barbours Cut channel dredging will follow soon. More
Dannenbaum EngineeringBayTran
April 22, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that buses serving the US 290 corridor will be temporarily detoured beginning on April 28 due to demolition of the HOV/HOT lane that runs east of Dacoma to the Northwest Transit Center as part of the widening of 290. More
April 22, 2014 -- Space Center Houston has announced that road closures will take place on the nights of April 28-29 for the transportation of the shuttle carrier aircraft from Ellington Airport to the center. More
April 18, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close the southbound Interstate Highway 45 entrance ramp from State Highway 96/FM 646 in League City permanently on Monday to begin construction of a new exit ramp from that location. More
Port of Texas City Galveston
April 17, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that the METRORail Red Line will be closed between the Downtown Transit Center and the Northline Transit Center during the weekend due to work on the rail expansion project. More
April 17, 2014 -- Galveston City Council Member Marie Robb has been appointed to the Texas Municipal League's Transportation and Rights-of-Way Policy Committee. More
April 17, 2014 -- A settlement has been reached that will permit construction to resume on Galveston's Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal, a project of the Liveable Communities Initiative. More
Scholes International Airport at GalvestonJim & Lynda Guidry
April 16, 2014 -- The Coast Guard federal on-scene coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon Response completed the transition to the “Middle Response” process on Tuesday and opened active National Response Center cases for three miles of coastline in Louisiana. More
April 16, 2014 -- The U.S. Coast Guard today ended patrols and operations on the final three shoreline miles in Louisiana, bringing to a close the extensive four-year active cleanup of the Gulf Coast following the Deepwater Horizon accident. More
April 13, 2014 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement was presented to National Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator Charles Bolden on Friday evening. More
April 10, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County reports that portions of the Red Line will temporarily shut down over the weekend due to rail construction activities. More
April 10, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership hosted its 15th Annual State of the Counties Address featuring the county judges of Brazoria, Galveston and Harris counties on Wednesday. More
April 10, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that the system has signed a letter of intent with the Sierra Nevada Corporation to explore opportunities by a combination of a Houston-based spaceport and the company's Dream Chaser spacecraft. More
April 09, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County on Wednesday sold $130.6 million of bonds. More
April 09, 2014 -- Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders have announced closures for Interstate Highway 45 during the weekend for construction related to Segment G of State Highway 99, the Grand Parkway. More
April 09, 2014 -- Texas Central Railway Co. President Robert Eckels, a former Harris County Judge, on Tuesday updated the Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on the proposed Dallas-Houston High Speed Rail project. More
April 09, 2014 -- Frio County Commissioners court on Tuesday announced that the county has been named a recipient of a $1.2 million state grant roadway fund. More
April 09, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced downtown Houston street closures that will take place from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning due to a visit from United States President Barack Obama. More
April 07, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will hold three major traffic safety campaigns in Houston during the month of April. More
April 07, 2014 -- While weather conditions slowed Sunday’s early work along South Matagorda Island, response crews reported additional progress in collecting oiled sand and oiled debris from impacted areas on Saturday. More
April 06, 2014 -- The Houston Maritime Museum’s Monthly Lecture Series will feature a lecture on Eight Significant Events in Maritime History by guest lecturer F. Carrington Weems, II, on Tuesday, April 8. More
April 06, 2014 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold traveled to Port O'Connor on Saturday to be briefed by response officials on the March 22 Texas City Y bunker oil spill. More
April 05, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has selected MacLean Engineering & Applied Technologies of Houston to provide simulation model development for organizations at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston. More
April 05, 2014 -- Shoreline clean-up efforts are continuing today along Mustang, South Matagorda and North Padre islands in response to the Texas City oil spill. More
April 05, 2014 -- The Texas Transportation Commission has approved two projects to construct a new boat lift and construct new screening canopies at the Galveston Bolivar Ferry landing. More
April 03, 2014 -- More than 465 response contractors continued work on Thursday along the shores of Mustang and South Matagorda Islands and Padre Island National Seashore, employing conventional clean-up methods with rakes, shovels and buckets. More
April 02, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard has released the bridge audio recording of conversations between the pilot on the Summer Wind and the captain of the Kirby Inland towboat Miss Susan prior to the collision near the Texas City Dike on Saturday, March 22. More
April 02, 2014 -- The Galveston-based response efforts for the Texas City collision on Tuesday completed the decontamination of approximately 300 boats that were oiled as a result of the maritime casualty. More
April 01, 2014 -- Clean-up efforts continue along South Matagorda Island, Mustang Island and North Padre Island, as nearly 300 response contractors work to recover oil spilled from a damaged barge in the Houston Ship Channel on March 22. More
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