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July 28, 2014 -- The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $12 million civic penalty against Southwest Airlines for alleged failures in complying with regulations in three separate enforcement cases related to repairs on jetliners operated by the company. More
July 26, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council for the Houston-Galveston Transportation Management Area on Friday voted unanimously to amend the 2013-2015 Transportation Improvement Plan and the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan update; and also heard a proposal to include the City of Galveston’s on-street bicycle network in the TIP at next month's meeting. More
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July 26, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority reports that dredging has started on the first of two improvement projects to deepen the port authority's container terminal channels from 40 feet to 45 feet, matching the depth of the Houston Ship Channel. More
July 24, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to extend time for further discussions with the City of Houston regarding the overpass for the East End Light Rail Line on Harrisburg at Hughes, before proceeding with a “rail only” overpass. More
July 22, 2014 -- Fund Connell USA Energy and Chemical Investment Corporation today officially announced that it is exploring plans to construct a large methanol production and export facility at Shoal Point in Texas City. More
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July 18, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has reported that Adams Street will be closed at the intersection of University Drive beginning Monday due to the installation of a storm sewer line. More
July 17, 2014 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee, which survived a proposal to “sunset” the committee at the recent city council meeting, met on Wednesday to discuss several transportation projects in Galveston. More
July 15, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today reported that the number of bicycle riders boarding METRO buses has increased by 50 percent compared to the same nine months of the previous fiscal year. More
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July 15, 2014 -- The Highway 36A Coalition on Monday announced that the city of Prairie View recently joined the coalition. More
July 14, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will host a public meeting on Wednesday regarding the upcoming reconstruction of 43rd Street. More
July 11, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will unveil its "Roadcents" smartphone Web application on July 14 at the Chevron on 2222 Louisiana Street in Houston. More
July 11, 2014 -- SpaceX reports that the United States Air Force has certified SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch system as having conducted three successful flights, a prerequisite for companies seeking to win business from the Air Force's Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Program. More
July 11, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook and the Texas Department of Transportation will host a public meeting on Thursday, July 24 to discuss the expansion of State Highway 146 in Seabrook. More
July 11, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County reports that rail expansion construction will require the partial shutdown of METRO's Red Line over the weekend. More
July 09, 2014 -- Representative Gene Green reports that the House of Representatives has amended the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, adding $57 million to the Operation and Maintenance Account within the Army Corps of Engineers budget for harbor maintenance projects. More
July 08, 2014 -- Complete road closures have been scheduled at I-45 North, US 59/I-69, and US 290 this weekend for Grand Parkway construction. More
July 07, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has achieved a 92-percent satisfaction rating among its external customers. More
July 03, 2014 -- The Texas Transportation Commission identifies priority projects IN Houston to reduce congestion and improve mobility; and also approved additional funding for Grand Parkway between the Beaumont and Houston districts to expedite frontage road project construction. More
July 02, 2014 -- Union Pacific will close several railroad crossings in Beaumont over the next several days for repairs. More
July 01, 2014 -- The Texas Transportation Commission has authorized a request for qualifications for the development, design, construction, and maintenance of Segments H, I-1, and I-2 of the SH 99 Grand Parkway in Houston. More
July 01, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has published its Fourth of July schedule. More
July 01, 2014 -- The Highway 36A Coalition last week urged the Texas Transportation Commission meeting at the Bayport Cruise Terminal to support a $2 million study of potential routes for the proposed corridor. More
June 30, 2014 -- Doolin Maritime Education Pathways will host a free Maritime Careers Camp in Galveston in August. More
June 30, 2014 -- Houston First Corporation, which operates the city’s convention and theater facilities, today announced that it is branching out to offer the convenience of car sharing from Zipcar by adding two Zipcar locations downtown. More
June 29, 2014 -- The Houston-Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to submit its Voluntary Fine Particulate Advance Plan to the Environmental Protection Agency. More
June 28, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker this week was the guest of the Houston Pilots aboard the pilot boat BAYOU CITY, bound for their ship boarding assignments. More
June 27, 2014 -- The Texas Transportation Commission met on Thursday at the Port of Houston’s Bayport Cruise Ship Terminal. More
June 26, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County on Wednesday announced that a recent class of Leadership Houston participated in METRO's Adopt-a-Shelter program. More
June 26, 2014 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors on Wednesday voted unanimously to support three resolutions supporting requests for funding. More
June 25, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a $4,104,100 contract with Omega Engineers for the design of the Harrisburg Overpass. More
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