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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
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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
June 24, 2014 -- Executive Director Roger Guenther on Monday told the Port of Houston Authority Commission that the port "reached a new milestone" in the month of May, earning a record $23 million in operating revenue. More
June 23, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to award a contract for independent representative services for the Cruise Terminal Number 2 Expansion Project to AECOM for an amount not to exceed $311,895. More
June 23, 2014 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission will host a series of public meetings, beginning today, to receive public comments regarding its Metropolitan Transportation Plan. More
June 23, 2014 -- The Coast Guard Captain of the Port for the Houston/Galveston area has reopened a two-mile stretch of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway on Sunday after a collision between Bolivar Peninsula and Goat Island caused one of the involved boats to sink, presenting a possible hazard to navigation. More
June 21, 2014 -- Captain Timothy J. Wendt relieved Captain William M. Drelling as commander of Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River in an official change-of-command ceremony on Friday. More
June 21, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard rescued 10 people Friday after their catamaran began taking on water 18 miles north of the Port Mansfield jetties and about 1.5 miles offshore. More
June 20, 2014 -- Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders has announced that closures will take place beginning today at US 290 and US 59/I-69 for construction related to the Grand Parkway. More
June 19, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today issued a news release regarding the Houston City Council's approval of funding and a plan for a new international terminal building at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
June 18, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Wednesday hosted Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County President Tom Lambert at its monthly membership meeting. More
June 18, 2014 -- Texas Highways magazine has announced another round of the Texas Top 40 favorite destinations as chosen by its readers, listing Galveston as number 15, Palestine number 14 and Corpus Christi number 13. More
June 18, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that the Houston Metroplex NextGen airspace redesign project has been implemented, which will result in more on-time flights for passengers while reducing pollution. More w/Video
June 16, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that United Airlines plans to introduce service to Santiago, Chile from George Bush Intercontinental Airport beginning in December. More
June 16, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today applauded the redesign of Bagby Street, a project meeting with the goals of the city's "Complete Streets" initiative. More
June 12, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County recently presented METRORail safety patches to Girl Scouts participating in METRO's "Think Rail" awareness program. More
June 09, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that Blanchette Street will be closed through June 24 between San Jacinto and 4th Street for sewer repair. More
June 06, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced partial closures of the METRORail Red Line during the weekend. More
June 06, 2014 -- George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston will host a free party on Saturday to celebrate the airport's 45th anniversary. More
June 05, 2014 -- The Texas Transportation Commission has approved a series of construction projects to improve and enhance hike and bike trails in the Spring area. More
June 05, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host the 10th annual Clean Fleet Technologies Conference on June 10 at Constellation Field in Sugar Land. More
June 01, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard rescued seven adults and one child from a fishing vessel that caught fire approximately three miles southeast of the Freeport Jetties on Saturday. More
May 29, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that the METRORail Red Line will be partially shut down during the weekend due to work on the rail expansion project. More
May 29, 2014 -- Port of Beaumont Director and CEO Chris Fisher was the featured guest at Wednesday’s meeting of the West Gulf Maritime Association. More
May 26, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve amendments to the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program and the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan. More
May 26, 2014 -- Texas' Tall Ship ELISSA on Tuesday will provide the setting for the formal acceptance to the United States Naval Academy by Abigail Dickenson, who has served as a volunteer on the vessel. More
May 23, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin today announced the launch of a website to provide information and gather feedback for the Kingwood Mobility Study. More
May 23, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has temporarily closed the Sargent Swing Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Matagorda County due to the bridge being hit by a barge on Thursday. More
May 23, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that the METRORail Red Line will be partially shut down during the weekend due to work on the rail expansion project. More
May 22, 2014 -- The United States House of Representatives has passed the 2014 Water Resources Reform and Development Act by a vote of 412-4. More
May 22, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has recently hosted various events through its "Think Safety" program to increase safety awareness in areas around METRORail construction and operations. More
May 22, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today, after lengthy input from citizens and other elected officials and discussion among board members, voted unanimously to approve moving forward with a design option to build an overpass, as opposed to an underpass, for the East End Light Rail Line on Harrisburg at Hughes. More
May 22, 2014 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday reviewed the status of the Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal on Wednesday. More
May 20, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission opened today’s meeting with a special tribute to former chair Jim Edmonds, who died last week. More
May 20, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has reported that portions of Blanchette Street will be closed beginning June 3 due to sewer repair work in the area. More
May 20, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that the Interstate 45 High Occupancy Vehicle lane will be open during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. More
May 19, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted unanimously to increase the decal and access fees for ground transportation companies accessing the Cruise Ship Terminal Complex. More
May 19, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Robert Gallegos today announced that the general contractor for the Broadway Street Reconstruction Project has been given notice to proceed with the $17 million project. More
May 16, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting a series of open houses across the state to gather input concerning the Texas Transportation Plan 2040. More
May 15, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced partial and full service shutdowns of its METRORail service during the weekend due to rail construction activities. More
May 14, 2014 -- Alternating lane closures for construction are scheduled on I-45 N from FM 2920 to Spring Crossing beginning on Friday and lasting until May 19. More
May 13, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting the State Highway 36A Coalition. More
May 13, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday at Spur 330 Eastbound to SH 146 Northbound in Baytown to celebrate the completion of the fourth and final direct connector. More
May 13, 2014 -- The chair of the Sabine-Neches Navigation District reports that an agreement has been reached on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act conference report to include the Sabine-Neches Waterway Deepening Project, which would deepen the channel from 40 to 48 feet. More
May 12, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has started using a national database to check title applications. More
May 12, 2014 -- The Galveston County Tax Office on Monday posted information on the new Texas Department of Motor Vehicles "Don't Buy a Wreck. Do a Title Check" program. More
May 12, 2014 -- Former Port of Houston Authority Chair Jim Edmonds has died. More
May 10, 2014 -- The Chambers County Sheriff's Office on Friday announced that the "Click It or Ticket" enforcement period will run from May 19 through June 1 across Texas. More
May 09, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that METRORail service between the Downtown Transit Center and the Northline Transit Center will be closed during the weekend. More
May 08, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today unveiled its "Re-Imagining" of the METRO system, a draft five-year transit plan that would re-design METRO's bus network. More
May 02, 2014 -- As part of Mayor Annise Parker’s Sunday Streets HTX initiative, Westheimer, between Yoakum and McDuffie, will be open to cyclists and pedestrians on Sunday, May 4. More
May 02, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Korean Air is now operating daily non-stop service between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Incheon International Airport in Seoul. More
May 02, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced lane and road closures that will begin on May 5 due to roadwork related to the South Park draining project. More
May 02, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will hold its 13th annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign from May 19 through June 1. More
May 01, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is recommending an alternate route for HOV/HOT lane travelers on U.S. 290 to help ease congestion around the Northwest Transit Center. More
May 01, 2014 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold on Wednesday hosted an I-69 Congressional Caucus briefing with Texas Transportation Commissioner Jeff Austin and local community leaders, and announced his introduction of legislation to expand the Interstate 69 corridor to include Texas State Highway 44. More
May 01, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United States Army Corps of Engineers will host public discussions on navigational aid technology, with a session in New Orleans on May 7.. More
May 01, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin has announced that a public meeting will be held on May 13 regarding the Kingwood Mobility Study. More
April 30, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety urges drivers on Texas roadways to use extra caution around motorcycles as part of Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month, observed during the month of May. More
April 30, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that it has installed a metal sculpture by artist Paul Kittleson near the Magnolia Park Station as part of METRO's "Arts in Transit" program. More
April 30, 2014 -- The Boeing 747 shuttle carrier aircraft has reached its new home at Space Center Houston. Photos, Video and Interviews
April 30, 2014 -- Council Member Stephen Costello has come out in favor of allowing app-based transportation companies to operate in the City of Houston. More
April 30, 2014 -- The City of Houston today announced that the bridge on Gulf Bank over the Hardy Toll Road will be closed for three weeks in order to make repairs to the bridge. More
April 29, 2014 -- Zachry-Odebrecth Parkway Builders has announced that complete closures are schedule for the eastbound mainlanes of U.S. Highway 290 during the weekend due to work on the future Grand Parkway interchange. More
April 29, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is launching its month-long "Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles" campaign in May. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a settlement with Allen Flores Interests, LP regarding the Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal. More
April 28, 2014 -- Texas A&M University on Friday announced that it has finalized a contract with Astin Limited to manage Easterwood Airport, which is owned by the university. More
April 26, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday reviewed an administrative report on 25 Transportation Improvement Plan projects, including a request to use transportation development credits for a project in Houston's East End Management District. More
April 25, 2014 -- METRORail service will be unavailable between the Downtown Transit Center and the Northline Transit Center this weekend. More
April 25, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is encouraging residents to use online services or the state's "mega centers" for obtaining or renewing their driver license or identification card this summer. More
April 24, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously, after lengthy discussion, to authorize METRO President and CEO Tom Lambert to modify the METRO Rail Expansion Design-Build Contract with HRT. More
April 24, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County on Thursday in the Board Room honored eleven employees committed to safety. More
April 24, 2014 -- Space Center Houston will close portions of Texas Highway 3 and NASA Parkway on April 29 and 30 in order to move its historic Boeing 747 shuttle carrier aircraft to the nonprofit center. More
April 24, 2014 -- METRO's Board of Directors and staff gave bus driver Oscar Juracan, who saved a passenger's life, a standing ovation during this morning's meeting. More
April 24, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has issued a reminder that election identification certificates for the May 27 Primary Runoff Election will be available at select driver license offices offering Saturday hours. More
April 24, 2014 -- Rice University today presented the findings of its 33rd annual Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey, among which found that city residents are evenly split on public versus private transportation, and that traffic is perceived as the city's top problem. More
April 24, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that it will provide real-time bus route information through its partnership with Google. More
April 24, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System's Office of Business Opportunity will host its Eighth Annual Runway to Business Networking Fair on May 8 at the Humble Civic Center. More
April 23, 2014 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve two resolutions: a request by the City of Galveston to the Houston-Galveston Area Council for rubber tire trolleys; and a request by the Gulf Coast Center in relation to the H-Galveston Area Council Transit Pilot Program. More
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
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
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
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
March 31, 2014 -- Response teams were out early this morning to continue the aggressive removal of oiled debris and sand from South Matagorda and tar balls on Mustang Islands. More
March 31, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to accept the Galveston Wharves and the Galveston Port Facilities Corporation Consolidated Financial Audit and the Comprehensive Annual Financial report; and also voted unanimously to accept the 2013 Audited Galveston Wharves Pension Plan Annual Financial Report. More
March 30, 2014 -- Cleanup and response teams from the Matagorda Bay Incident Command Post are responding to sightings of oil near North Padre Island and along sporadic portions of Mustang Island in Corpus Christi. More w/photos
March 30, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday reviewed proposed amendments to the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program and 2035 Regional Transportation Plan that will be considered for action at next month’s meeting. More
March 29, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that the three weeks of Rodeo, Cook-off, and Spring Break activity combined pushed METRORail ridership past the 112 million mark. More
March 29, 2014 -- Oil spill responders from the Matagorda Incident Command Post in Port O’Connor, Texas, continued to implement their aggressive plans to protect environmentally sensitive areas of Matagorda Bay, Friday, against impact from a portion of the oil spilled in the ship-barge collision near Texas City, and to anticipate potential impacts further south on the Texas coast. More
March 28, 2014 -- Oil spill responders from the Matagorda Incident Command Post in Port O’Connor, Texas, continue to implement their aggressive plans intended to protect environmentally sensitive areas of the Matagorda Bay area against any impact from a portion of the oil spilled in last Saturday’s ship-barge collision near Texas City, Texas. More
March 28, 2014 -- The Unified Command for the Texas City Y Response reports that oil has made landfall on Matagorda Island off the Texas Gulf Coast. More
March 28, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has received access to the final appropriation of $187.3 million from the federal government for the North and Southeast Lines. More
March 27, 2014 -- The Captain of the Port of Houston/Galveston has opened Galveston Bay to all traffic after multiple cleanup assessments and input from the Texas Department of State Health Services. More
March 27, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today joined Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price in announcing their support for a high-speed rail route between Houston and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. More w/Video
March 27, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to accept the FY2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and the 2013 Single Audit Report. More
March 26, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that 24/7 operation of the Galveston-Bolivar Ferry has resumed. More
March 26, 2014 -- Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders has announced closures scheduled for Interstate 45 this weekend due to the installation of girders at the future interchange between I-45 and the Grand Parkway. More
March 25, 2014 -- The Coast Guard continues clean up operations in the Port of Houston/Galveston after having authorized limited marine traffic in the safety zone for commercial ship traffic. Update 7
March 25, 2014 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports, comprised of the members of the Port of Houston Authority Board of Commissioners, today voted unanimously to approve an agreement between the Houston Pilots Association and maritime industry stakeholders that was reached last Friday after extensive negotiations. More
March 25, 2014 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today announced that the aggressive response to clean up the oil spill off the Texas City Dike won’t affect the state’s $20 million fund to clean up oil spills; and that the party ultimately found responsible for the spill will pay all the bills. More
March 24, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard reports that Galveston-Bolivar ferry has been given permission to operate and will be running between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and it is continuing to assess the situation with oil in the channel regarding 46 outbound vessels and 47 inbound vessels in the queue for transit to the ports of Galveston, Texas City and Houston. Update 5
March 24, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber has commended the Galveston County Emergency Team and the Coast Guard for their response to the oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel. More
March 24, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has received clearance from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to resume ferry service between Galveston and Bolivar. More
March 24, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's office has dispatched investigators and staff from his Environmental Protection Division to the Galveston Bay oil spill site. More
March 24, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard reports that cleanup continues in response to the oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel that resulted in the release of approximately 168,000 gallons of bunker fuel oil. Update 4
March 24, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System's Ranger Program held an event on Saturday to celebrate its 10 year anniversary of providing mounted security patrols along the perimeters of George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
March 24, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Friday announced that it is partnering with law enforcement agencies to increase penalties for "habitual" toll road violators. More
March 24, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard reported that progress continued throughout the day Sunday in response to a bunker fuel spill in the Houston Ship Channel that resulted in the release of approximately 168,000 gallons of product. Update 3
March 23, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard has issued a bulletin to mariners regarding the collision in the Houston Ship Channel on Saturday. More
March 23, 2014 -- The City of Galveston reports that all beaches are open while the Coast Guard responds to the oil spill in Galveston Bay. More
March 23, 2014 -- Efforts to contain and recover oil spilled after a collision that occurred Saturday in the Houston Ship Channel continue with an aggressive deployment of all available response resources. More
March 23, 2014 -- Response efforts continued overnight in response to a vessel incident, which occurred in the Houston Ship Channel Saturday afternoon. More
March 23, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation reports that ferry service between Galveston and Bolivar has been suspended due to an oil spill in Galveston Bay. More
March 22, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard along with state and local partners are responding to a collision near Texas City, in the Houston Ship Channel. More
March 20, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that portions of East Lucas will be closed, beginning today, for construction. More
March 19, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County reports that the METRORail in Houston broke the record for highest single day ridership on March 13. More
March 17, 2014 -- "Texas Highways" magazine has announced the latest round of the Texas Top 40 favorite destinations as chosen by its readers. More
March 14, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that portions of Royal Street between Avenue E and Avenue F will be closed beginning on Monday due to construction. More
March 13, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will offer free parking on Sunday at the Northline Transit Center/HCC Station at Fulton for those attending the Houston Rodeo's "Go Tejano Day" event. More
March 12, 2014 -- City of Houston investigators report evidence that contradicts safety inspection promises made by Lyft, a new commercial transportation provider operating in Houston without a city license. More
March 11, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Tuesday released its new Don't Mess With Texas anti-litter campaign ads. More
March 10, 2014 -- United States Coast Guard officials and other dignitaries from the region turned out this morning for the official ribbon cutting for the USCG Sector Houston-Galveston Maritime Interagency Operations Center at Ellington Field. More
March 07, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has launched a new system using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology to calculate wait times at ferry landings at Port Aransas and Mustang Island to help reduce congestion for travelers. More
March 07, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Thursday featured Port of Houston Commissioner John Kennedy at its monthly luncheon. More
March 06, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is encouraging customers to use online services or visit a driver license "mega center" when renewing their license or identification card during the Spring Break holiday. More
March 05, 2014 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker has launched SundayStreetsHTX, which will open White Oak, Westheimer, and Washington/Market Square to bicyclists and pedestrians on the first Sundays in April, May, and June. More
March 04, 2014 -- METRO will extend Park & Ride morning service by one hour to accommodate customers who are delaying their morning start due to the severe weather. More
March 04, 2014 -- All METRO HOV/HOT lanes will open for the Tuesday morning commute except 59 North HOV; and Park & Ride bus service will be running but expect delays as buses will avoid overpasses and bridges. More
March 01, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted 18-2, with Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria and Galveston City Council Member Marie Robb opposed, to approve a resolution that commits $500,000 for a feasibility study for the proposed State Highway 36A and calls for protection of the Katy Prairie Conservancy as well as other natural resources. More
February 28, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that the two southbound lanes of MLK Parkway at Adams Street will be closed beginning March 4 for roadwork. More
February 28, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today launched a new web-based crash report online purchase system, which allows the public to immediately access vehicle crash reports. More
February 27, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today voted 8-1, with Allen Watson opposed, to approve a $2,205,000 contract with Parkeon and SPX Genfare for the purchase of rail ticket vending machines. More
February 27, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that METRO President and CEO Tom Lambert has officially accepted the position on a permanent basis. More
February 26, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will provide round-trip shuttle service to Reliant Park beginning Thursday for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. More
February 25, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to amend the port’s existing professional services contract with TC&B/GBA, a joint venture of Turner Collie & Braden, Inc. (doing business as AECOM Technical Services, Inc.) and Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc. for construction management and other support to Bayport and Barbours Cut channel improvement projects in an amount not to exceed $2.1 million. More
February 24, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a resolution in support of plans to develop new vehicular and rail bridges between Galveston Island and Pelican Island. More
February 21, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that the US 290 HOV inbound/outbound exit ramp to Dacoma will be closing permanently on Saturday due to the reconstruction and widening of US 290. More
February 21, 2014 -- The Federal Aviation Administration today issued a final rule to place further safety requirements on helicopter operators, including air ambulances. More
February 21, 2014 -- Zachry-Odebrecth Parkway Builders has issued a weekend traffic alert regarding various lane closures for segments of the Grand Parkway. More
February 20, 2014 -- Galveston transportation consultant John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation told the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday that there has been no progress on the Livable Communities Initiative’s Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal, but that there has been significant progress on bus connectivity between Galveston and Downtown Houston. More
February 19, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that the Delaware Street underpass at Highway 69 will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the demolition of bridge overhangs. More
February 19, 2014 -- The North American Marine Environment Protection Association and the West Gulf Maritime Association hosted a conference on the “Winds of Change in Shipping” in Houston today. More
February 19, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that the number of bike bus boardings increased by more than 47 percent in January versus the same month in 2013. More
February 19, 2014 -- Texas Highways magazine has announced the "Texas Top 40" readers' choice destinations in its March edition. More
February 18, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin today announced that track maintenance will begin this week at the Hamblen Road and Kingwood Drive railroad crossings in Kingwood. More
February 14, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Automated Passport Control kiosks have been installed at George Bush Intercontinental Airport for use by those arriving on international flights. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is closing the Interstate 45 southbound exit ramp to McKinney in Houston, effective immediately, due to repairs. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership Monthly Luncheon on Wednesday featured Texas State Senator Larry Taylor. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a public meeting on February 27 regarding the South Montgomery County Mobility Study. More
February 12, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that ridership in the first month of operation of its new METRORail North Line extension surpassed projections by 62 percent. More
February 11, 2014 -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday announced a campaign and reward program to deter people from pointing lasers at aircraft, reporting that the Houston area ranks second in the nation in air strikes against aircraft. More
February 11, 2014 -- A road widening project on US 59 in Houston is one of seven projects approved at a recent Texas Transportation Commission meeting. More
February 11, 2014 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Morman will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday for the Farrington Boulevard reconstruction project. More
February 09, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office reports that one person was taken to a hospital following the crash of a small plane near Boudreaux Road and Gleannoch Forest Drive in northwest Harris County. More
February 07, 2014 -- The Texas Transportation Commission has awarded a two-year, $23 million contract to Texas Tree and Landscape, Ltd. to perform routine maintenance along 349 miles of Texas Department of Transportation roadways located inside of Houston's Beltway 8. More
February 07, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council on Wednesday launched "The Art of Transportation" (Four Decades of Transportation Planning) at Two Allen Center in Downtown Houston. More
February 05, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that it is performing tests on the new East and Southeast light rail lines. More
February 05, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Korean Air is launching non-stop service in May between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Incheon International Airport in Seoul. More
February 04, 2014 -- Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Chair Vandy Anderson on Tuesday reported to the Board of Commissioners on a meeting with Galveston County Judge Mark Henry and Precinct 1 County Commissioner Ryan Dennard regarding the proposed new rail and vehicular bridge to Pelican Island. More
February 04, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today released a report finding that combined passenger totals for William P. Hobby Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Airport increased by 1.2 percent in 2013. More
January 31, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission this morning voted unanimously to promote Deputy Executive Director Roger Guenther as the new executive director of the port following the surprise announcement by Colonel Leonard Waterworth that he was resigning immediately More
January 31, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that it has received a $338,571 reward through CenterPoint Energy's SCORE Lite Program to improve energy efficiency at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
January 31, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has reported that the intersection of Seventh Street at McFaddin Avenue will be closed to all through-traffic beginning Monday in order for city crews to install a water line. More
January 30, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation urges residents to plan for a sober ride during Super Bowl weekend. More
January 29, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that all HOV/HOT Lanes will be open for the afternoon rush hour. More
January 28, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that METRO plans to run normal service on Wednesday. More
January 28, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority has issued an updated service plan in response to inclement weather conditions moving through the area, including service for Wednesday. More
January 28, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has announced that the city will close all non-public safety services on Tuesday. Only those services (such as public safety) that are deemed "essential" will be operational. More
January 27, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves voted unanimously today to commit $250,000 to facilitate research and studies for the proposed Ike Dike Storm Surge Protection System. More
January 27, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced the agency's service plan for Tuesday in response to anticipated winter weather conditions. More
January 27, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation's Houston District Emergency Operations Center is monitoring forecasts of freezing weather moving into the Greater Houston area. More
January 24, 2014 -- Update: The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has reported delays for its services, and closed HOV/HOT Lanes due to weather conditions today. More
January 23, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced possible service adjustments due to severe weather expected in the Houston area tonight and on Friday. More
January 23, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that the board of directors has authorized contract negotiations to promote Interim President and CEO Tom Lambert to the position full time. More
January 23, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to negotiate a contract with Interim President and CEO Tom Lambert to promote Lambert to the position permanently. More
January 23, 2014 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve three resolutions: a request to the Texas Department of Transportation for federal intercity bus funding to facilitate Galveston County connectivity to Houston METRO’s Bay Area Park & Ride facility; a request to TxDOT in support of the City of Galveston’s proposed fare card and data collection system for Island Transit; and a resolution in support of the Gulf Coast Center’s request to the Houston-Galveston Area Council for bus funding to support the Victory Lakes Park & Ride program and local fixed route service. More
January 22, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation's Houston District Emergency Operations Center is currently monitoring the winter weather and making preparations for the anticipated freezing weather moving into the greater Houston area over Thursday night/Friday morning. More
January 22, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that the Pinemont Park & Ride lot will be closed permanently on Friday due to the reconstruction and widening of Highway 290. More
January 22, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker today informed Houston City Council that the city has filed a lawsuit against the Houston Firefighters' Relief and Retirement Fund, seeking to enable the city to have the "same input on contributions and plan design" for the pension program that it has with other pension systems. More
January 17, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Thursday featured Galveston County Commissioner Ken Clark as the speaker for its monthly luncheon. More
January 17, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced service changes on Sunday due to the annual Chevron Houston Marathon event. More
January 16, 2014 -- Transportation consultant John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation on Wednesday updated the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on the Downtown Transit Terminal construction and Streetscape Design Project under the Galveston Livable Communities Initiative and reported on a trolley feasibility study and a package of system improvements that will be submitted to Galveston City Council soon. More
January 16, 2014 -- Contractors are working to remove construction scaffolding that collapsed into the waters adjacent to the Highway 82/Martin Luther King (Gulfgate) bridge in Port Arthur. More
January 15, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to appoint Board Member Jim Robinson to serve on the Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors. More
January 14, 2014 -- J. Sam Lott of Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., on Tuesday updated the Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on a Texas Department of Transportation study of requirements for a high speed rail terminal in Houston. More
January 14, 2014 -- Air China on Tuesday announced that it will expand its nonstop Houston-Beijing service to daily beginning March 30. More
January 14, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that El Paso Street will be closed between Fillmore Street and Wilson Street beginning today for drainage improvements. More
January 13, 2014 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Morman has announced that the Lynchburg Ferry will be closed for maintenance January 25-26. More
January 10, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that the northbound inside lane of a portion of Cardinal Drive between Avenue A and MLK will be closed on Sunday for freeway lighting repairs. More
January 10, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that the southbound mainlanes of IH 45 North Freeway at IH 10 near downtown Houston will be closed beginning tonight to make repairs to the Hogan Street Bridge. More
January 09, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host an open house and public meeting on January 15 to receive comments on the West Houston Subregional Planning Initiative, also known as the West Houston Mobility Study. More
January 09, 2014 -- The City of Missouri City has reported that the Texas Department of Transportation will begin work on Monday on expansion of portions of the Texas Parkway. More
January 08, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close the southbound mainlanes of IH 45 North Freeway at IH 10 near downtown Houston beginning on Friday for repairs. More
January 07, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday in San Antonio spoke at the Ninth Annual Texas Transportation Forum. More
January 07, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that Dowlen Road will be closed at the intersection of Concord Road beginning Wednesday for the installation of sanitary sewer. More
January 06, 2014 -- The Brazos Pilots Association have announced the election of officers for 2014. More
December 31, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has teamed with 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Larson in an effort to remind party goers to "share the gift of a sober ride" as part of their seasonal goodwill. More
December 31, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today observed the 10 year anniversary of the Main Street Line, the first of METRO's light rail lines, which opened on New Year's Day in 2004. More
December 30, 2013 -- The Federal Aviation Administration today announced the selection of six public entities, including Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, that will develop unmanned aircraft systems research and test sites around the country. More
December 30, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that it will implement changes to its HOV/HOT Business Rules beginning January 6. More
December 27, 2013 -- The Houston Fire Department today responded to an overturned nitrogen tanker truck near the area of Interstate Highway 45 and Interstate 610, the north loop. More
December 27, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will offer free rides on its bus and rail system on New Year's Eve. More
December 24, 2013 -- The Grand Opening of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County's new North Line attracted a large crowd to Houston's Moody Park on Saturday. More
December 23, 2013 -- The Texas Transportation Commission has awarded a two-year, $11 million contract to ISI Contracting, Inc., the first roadway total maintenance contract. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is offering free travel through January on the new Segment E of the Grand Parkway, also known as SH 99. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today, on a motion by Galveston City Council Member Marie Robb, voted unanimously to approve a resolution for award of Transportation Development Credits in the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Frio County Commissioners Court recently increased its local match to receive Texas Department of Transportation funds for roadway improvements due to the impact of energy sector development on the county's transportation infrastructure. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday for the new MetroRail North/Red Line. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Thursday voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the port’s infrastructure and business development agreement with Phoenix Port Partners, the consultants working on the development of the west end of the port. More
December 19, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced its holiday schedule. More
December 19, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted 6-0-1, with Cristof Spieler abstaining, to extend a contract with AECOM for one year, at no additional costs, for engineering design services related to the METRO light rail line. More
December 19, 2013 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to endorse a resolution approved by Galveston City Council in November revising the city’s funding request to the Houston-Galveston Area Council for Transportation Development Credits, which previously were proposed for hike and bike trails. More
December 19, 2013 -- Texas Transportation Commission Chairman Ted Houghton on Wednesday released a statement regarding the departure of Texas Department of Transportation Executive Director Phil Wilson. More
December 18, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that the two outside northbound lanes of MLK Parkway between East Lavaca Street to past the Southeast Texas Food Bank will be closed beginning December 26. More
December 14, 2013 -- The Houston Railroad Museum, after 36 years in an industrial park in northeast Houston, is scheduled to be moved to downtown Houston’s east end on Sunday, December 15. More
December 14, 2013 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association hosted its annual Holiday Party on Friday. More
December 13, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host the Party on the Parkway event today to celebrate the upcoming opening of the Grand Parkway Segment E. More
December 13, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted its State of Transportation in Texas membership event on Thursday featuring State Representative Joe Pickett. More
December 10, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to renew professional membership contracts with 21 civic and professional organizations that work on cooperative projects with the port. More
December 10, 2013 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports, comprised of the members of the Port of Houston Authority Commission, today voted 5-1-1, with Dean Corgey abstaining and Theldon Branch opposed, to provisionally approve the pilots' requested 3.5 percent rate increase pending additional negotiations to resolve tariff issues and the number of pilots required for safe maneuvering of vessels. More
December 09, 2013 -- The Orange County Navigation and Port District Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve audited financial statements for Fiscal Year 2012/2013 presented by the firm of Edgar, Kiker & Cross, Certified Public Accountants. More
December 09, 2013 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority and the Board of Pilot Commissioners will meet Tuesday morning. More
December 06, 2013 -- Houston reporters were invited to be the first passengers on the new North Line of the METRORail system. More
December 06, 2013 -- The City of League City will close portions of FM 518 on Saturday for the Holiday in the Park Parade. More
December 05, 2013 -- Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders today announced that lane closures will take place during the weekend on the southbound mainlanes of Interstate 45 north of the Hardy Toll Road to Spring Stuebner for work on the Stage Highway 99, the Grand Parkway, project. More
December 04, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has reported that contractors with the Texas Department of Transportation will close a portion of Concord Road between Dowlen Road and East Lucas Drive on Monday for the installation of sanitary sewer at the intersection of Concord and Trotman. More
December 02, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont today reported that portions of Harding Avenue between Fillmore and Wilson streets will be closed beginning Tuesday due to work by Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6. More
November 26, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has approved multiple construction contracts related to US 290 improvements. More
November 25, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging travelers to drive responsibly during the Thanksgiving holiday. More
November 25, 2013 -- The City of Houston will host a groundbreaking ceremony today for the first of six projects under a $30 million effort to improve Houston regional bike/pedestrian connections to transit. More
November 22, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has released its Thanksgiving holidays schedule. More
November 22, 2013 -- The Houston Ship Channel Security District Board of Directors, at its annual meeting on Thursday reviewed an ongoing study about a 5-year plan to find security gaps in the channel and surrounding communities. More
November 22, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves voted unanimously on Thursday to approve the 2014 Operating, Renewal & Replacement and Capital Improvement Budget. More
November 21, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that METRO's board of directors has set draft allocation goals for the Transit System Reimagining Project. More
November 21, 2013 -- The Alliance for Aviation Across America today commended Texas Governor Rick Perry for his declaring November as "Aviation Appreciation Month". More
November 21, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County on Thursday voted unanimously to direct staff to draft policy for the agency's System Reimagining Project that divides METRO's general public resources devoted to the provision of local bus service such that 80 percent is dedicated to the goal of maximum ridership, and the remainder to the goal of maximum coverage of existing riders. More
November 21, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will present its "Fan Van" on Sunday in Houston to increase awareness about drunk driving. More
November 20, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System has expanded the Ecopark 2 Parking Lot at William P. Hobby Airport. More
November 19, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a local preference procurement program and policy. More
November 15, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Director of Aviation Mario Diaz has been named 2013 Director of the Year by Airport Revenue News. More
November 15, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted a State of the Port Address by Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria on Thursday. More
November 14, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close Galveston-Bolivar Ferry operations on Saturday for a dredging. More
November 14, 2013 -- Transportation consultant Barry Goodman on Wednesday updated the Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors on continuing efforts to provide commuter connectivity between Houston and Galveston. More
November 14, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District on Tuesday was updated on Houston Region Freight Rail Activity by Brenda Mainwaring of Union Pacific, Rollin Bredenberg of BNSF and Brad Howell of Lodestar Logistics. More
November 12, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a public transportation workshop and simultaneous webinar on Wednesday at the Houston District Headquarters. More
November 12, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a public meeting regarding the Texas Transportation Plan 2040 on Wednesday at the Houston District Office. More
November 12, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that crews with Jefferson County Drainage District 6 are closing Fillmore Street between El Paso and Harding Avenues today for maintenance and repairs in the area. More
November 12, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding a settlement in the American Airlines and US Airways merger. More
November 12, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County’s Strategic Planning Committee today heard a presentation regarding the System Re-Imagining Project concerning the division of METRO’s resources devoted to the provision of local bus service. More
November 09, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host two public meetings, on November 14 at Aldine Ninth Grade School and November 19 at Jefferson Davis High School, to present information on the North Houston Highway Improvement Project. More
November 08, 2013 -- The Texas Transportation Commission recently approved seven new construction projects in the Houston area. More
November 07, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a "meet and greet" on Saturday for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises to meet with various contractors working in the Houston area. More
November 07, 2013 -- The Federal Aviation Administration today released its first annual "roadmap" outlining efforts to safely integrate unmanned aircraft into the nation's airspace. More
November 05, 2013 -- The Caribbean Princess today launched the first of its three Caribbean cruise seasons sailing from the Bayport Cruise Terminal. The cruise ship arrived this morning with about 3,000 passengers from a 10-day Caribbean cruise originating from New York. More
November 05, 2013 -- Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders will host a job fair on Saturday to hire heavy construction and equipment maintenance workers for the Grand Parkway Project. More
November 02, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Friday hosted a media preview tour of the Bayport Cruise Terminal which is preparing for the first of its new cruise service on Tuesday. More
November 01, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will offer free transport to polling locations on Tuesday for citizens casting their votes in the election. More
October 30, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has provided multiple libraries and schools in Houston with copies of the "Open Your Brain" safety book. More
October 28, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding with Transort, LLC for the development of a desalination and cogeneration facility on Pelican Island. More
October 28, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted 6-1-1, with Cindy Siegel opposed and Jim Robinson abstaining, to authorize a contract modification with Houston Rapid Transit for construction of the MacGregor/MLK Memorial Infrastructure Project and the University Oaks Sound Wall Extension. More
October 26, 2013 -- Transportation consultant John Carrara reported to the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee that progress on the Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal is still hampered by a lawsuit from the adjacent property owner, but that a court ruling allows some work to resume. More
October 26, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve three amendments to the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program and to the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan. More
October 24, 2013 -- Port Corpus Christi has applauded the United States House of Representatives which voted 417-3 to pass H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, on Wednesday. More
October 23, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont will close a portion of Stagg Drive between 8th and 11th Streets beginning Monday for construction. More
October 23, 2013 -- Port of Houston Authority Deputy Director of Operations Roger Guenther reported to the port commission on Tuesday that proposed tariff rate increases of three percent will be presented for consideration at the November 18 meeting. More
October 22, 2013 -- Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board Chair Gilbert Garcia announced that the New METRO closed out Fiscal Year 2013 with more than 80 million boardings recorded for the first time in four years. More
October 22, 2013 -- Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Chair Gilbert Garcia and Interim President and CEO Tom Lambert delivered the keynote addresses at the Greater Houston Partnership’s annual State of METRO luncheon. More
October 18, 2013 -- Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders has announced that it will implement alternating lane closures during the weekend for the mainlanes of Interstate 45 from FM 2920 to Spring Crossing as part of construction of an interchange between the freeway and Segment G of the Grand Parkway. More
October 17, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that test trains are now traveling along the new North/Red extension of the Main Street Light Rail Line. More
October 16, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Police Department on Tuesday arrested Salvador Sanchez for graffiti tagging. More
October 15, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today issued a reminder that "habitual" toll violators have until noon on Wednesday to arrange to resolve unpaid tolls without having their names shared with the media and published on TxDOT's web site. More
October 15, 2013 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Morman today announced that the Washburn Tunnel will be closed the night of October 26 to the morning of October 27 for an extended cleaning and maintenance. More
October 14, 2013 -- Dr. Sammy Ray, a world-renowned marine biologist and one of the founders of Texas A&M University at Galveston, died here earlier today at age 94. More
October 14, 2013 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports, comprised of the members of the Port of Houston Authority Commission, will meet next week, on Tuesday, October 22, to consider an application by the Houston Pilots for a change in pilotage rates. More
October 11, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court in a special meeting on Thursday voted unanimously to approve contracts with the volunteer fire departments that provide firefighting services to unincorporated areas in the county. More
October 11, 2013 -- The Midtown Redevelopment Authority joined the City of Houston and Greenroads Foundation on Thursday in announcing that the Bagby Street Greenroads Project has received Silver Certification as a sustainable roadway construction project. More
October 10, 2013 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Thursday announced the Complete Streets and Transportation Plan. More
October 10, 2013 -- The City of Missouri City today announced that 5th Street from Bull Lane to Orchard Street is closed for repairs until Friday. More
October 10, 2013 -- The City of Houston Airport System and the Houston Arts Alliance will present the Portable Art Collection at the William P. Hobby and George Bush Intercontinental Airports. More
October 09, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize Executive Director Maureen Crocker to negotiate a contract for Rail Network Analyses with a team composed of Kimley-Horn and Associates, TransSystems, Inc., URS Corporation, R.L. Banks & Associates, Inc., Quadrant and C J Hench & Associates, Inc. More
October 09, 2013 -- The Houston Fire Department today closed the South Sam Houston tollway near Almeda Road due to a gas main leak in the area. More
October 07, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that the intersection of Concord Road at Gober Road will be closed on Tuesday for construction. More
October 04, 2013 -- Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders has announced construction closures for the mainlanes of Highway 59/Interstate Highway 69 in east Montgomery County this weekend due to demolition of the Community Drive Bridge for the Grand Parkway. More
October 04, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has advised that the northbound inside lane on a portion of the Eastex Freeway between Lucas Drive and the LNVA Canal will be closed on Sunday for freeway lighting repairs. More
October 04, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday broke ground on the expansion of Interstate 35E near Denton. More
October 03, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard has urged mariners and members of the maritime community across the Gulf Coast to prepare for Tropical Storm Karen. More
October 03, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today announced the bridge at San Felipe Street just east of Mid Lane has re-opened. More
October 03, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced that it is notifying top toll violators and giving them a deadline to pay overdue tolls or be included on a list the agency will publish under a law recently approved by the state legislature. More
October 02, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that the Houston District office has delivered a record $1.3 billion in construction projects in FY2013. More
September 30, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today joined representatives from Southwest Airlines for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $156 million international terminal at William P. Hobby Airport. More
September 29, 2013 -- Port of Galveston Director of Economic Development and External Affairs Roger Quiroga was the featured speaker at last week’s meeting of the Galveston Kiwanis Club. More
September 28, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve a new policy on Transportation Development Credits which are used as local match for federal transportation grants. More
September 27, 2013 -- Houston Tomorrow, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary, presented its first annual Catalyst Awards on Thursday. More
September 27, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that closures will take place beginning tonight at United States Highway 290 at Bauer and at West Little York. More
September 26, 2013 -- United States Congressman Blake Farenthold on Thursday in Washington launched the bipartisan Interstate 69 Congressional Caucus. More
September 26, 2013 -- Port of Houston Authority Commission Chair Janiece Longoria has established a Chairman's Citizens Advisory Council. More
September 26, 2013 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold today launched a bipartisan Interstate 69 Congressional Caucus to raise awareness of the strategic importance of I-69 as a freight corridor. More
September 26, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted to adopt METRO's FY2014 Operating, Capital, General Mobility and Debt Service budgets. More
September 26, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that the intersection of East Lucas Drive and Dallas Avenue will be closed October 1-3 for drainage improvements. More
September 26, 2013 -- The City of Dickinson will host an open house on October 3 to gather feedback regarding the city's pedestrian-transit access master plan and future park-and-ride. More
September 25, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Wednesday held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Mission to mark the opening of the first mile of FM 396. More
September 24, 2013 -- Two new commissioners took their seats at the Port of Houston Authority Commission table today and a third was appointed by Pasadena City Council. More
September 24, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Monday advised of upcoming street closures associated with two projects along United States Highway 290, one at the Grand Parkway interchange and another at the West Little York Bridge. More
September 24, 2013 -- A VIP Party for the Houston Tomorrow Catalyst Awards finalists, sponsors, members of the host committee and special honored guests was held on Monday. More
September 23, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will begin construction on the US 59 Southwest Freeway northbound mainlane bridge at Beltway 8 on Saturday. More
September 23, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that crews will start work on reconstruction and repair of the United States 59 Freeway northbound mainlane bridge at Beltway 8 in Houston, with closures associated with the project beginning on Saturday. More
September 23, 2013 -- Port of Galveston Executive Director Michael Mierzwa today reported to the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on the top six funding priorities for improvements to the port in 2014. More
September 22, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership hosted a speech by Houston City Council Member Dave Martin on Thursday. More
September 21, 2013 -- Due to weather delays, the Harris County Flood Control District has postponed the scheduled Sunday closure of the San Felipe Street bridge located at the railroad tracks just east of Mid Lane inside West Loop 610 in the Galleria area until Monday after the morning rush hour. More
September 21, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District reports that bayous are responding to the heavy rainfall and all are within their banks. More
September 21, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District will close the San Felipe Street bridge on Sunday for construction, weather permitting. More
September 18, 2013 -- The Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to formalize its commitment of up to $400,000 as its contribution toward the cost of initial studies and expenses related to replacing the Pelican Island Causeway. More
September 17, 2013 -- The City of Shoreacres has advised that street repair work will begin on Wednesday at Shore Acres Boulevard. More
September 16, 2013 -- The Dutch Delft University of Technology, Royal HaskoningDHV and Iv Infra are exploring possible designs for a storm surge barrier off the coast of Houston and Galveston. More
September 16, 2013 -- A public hearing on the City of Dickinson Pedestrian/Transit Access Master Plan and Future Park and Ride will be held on Thursday, October 3 at Dickinson City Hall. More
September 16, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced service changes to take place during the weekend due to the planned implosion of the downtown Macy's building in Houston. More
September 14, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has received the Gold Leadership Circle Award for the fourth year in a row from the Texas State Comptroller. More
September 13, 2013 -- Attorney Tony Buzbee on Thursday won the MyPlates.com auction for the Texas A&M University 12THMAN license plate with a bid of $115,000 More
September 11, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has issued an advisory that it will close the San Felipe Street bridge inside West Loop 610 beginning approximately September 22 in order to demolish and replace the bridge. More
September 10, 2013 -- The MyPlates.com auction for the Texas A&M University 12THMAN license plate will end on Thursday. More
September 10, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today launched the implementation of a brand new project to simplify Houston's downtown parking system by installing improved signage, meters, mobility lanes, commercial zones and parking communications. More
September 09, 2013 -- A delegation of public officials from Harris and Galveston counties visited New Orleans last week to tour the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System that was installed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers following Hurricane Katrina. More
September 05, 2013 -- United States Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Thursday announced that 25 rural transportation projects in 23 states will receive a total of $123.4 million from the Department's Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery 2013 grant program. More
September 05, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County and Yellow Cab have partnered with the Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network to publicize a new registration feature for wireless phones to receive emergency alerts. More
September 05, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System on Wednesday unveiled renderings of a proposed spaceport at Ellington Airport. More
September 04, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Tuesday announced that 17 road improvement projects, totaling $77 million in funding, have been approved for the six-county Houston District area. More
August 31, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a contract in the amount of $13,287,950 to Seattle, Washington-based Manson Construction Company to perform maintenance dredging within the Galveston inner and outer bar, entrance channel and a portion of the Houston Ship Channel. More
August 30, 2013 -- U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited the Port of Houston Authority Thursday as she continued her nationwide listening tour, where she participated in a roundtable with Houston area business leaders sponsored by the Greater Houston Partnership. More
August 30, 2013 -- The Bay Are Houston Transportation Partnership hosted a reception for Texas State Representative Dr. Greg Bonnen on Wednesday. More
August 30, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that the intersection of East Lucas Drive and Bigner Road will be closed beginning Tuesday due to drainage work. More
August 29, 2013 -- The City of Galveston and the Galveston Police Department remind residents and visitors on Galveston Island that the Seawall Paid Parking program is currently effective and enforced. More
August 29, 2013 -- The Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association will host a "Lunch and Learn" meeting featuring Captain David G. Marsh's presentation of "The Story of the Loss of M/V Derbyshire and 20 years of Investigations" on September 5. More
August 29, 2013 -- The Texas Department Of Transportation Commission approved a contract with Port Freeport to establish a truck corridor that Port Director Glenn Carlson says will have positive effects for years to come. More
August 29, 2013 -- The Board of Directors of the Galveston County Rural Rail Transportation District on Wednesday voted unanimously to enter into an interlocal agreement with Navigation District No. 1, seeking a $400,000 commitment toward the project to develop a new rail connection to Pelican Island, which the navigation district will consider next Tuesday. More
August 29, 2013 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is advising visitors to Hermann Park during the Labor Day weekend to utilize METRO or METRORail to avoid heavy traffic in the area. More
August 28, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Joe Peters has been appointed as assistant director of the department's driver license division. More
August 26, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a contract with Premium Roofing Systems LLC for an amount not to exceed $421,880 for the replacement of the roof at Cruise Terminal No. 2. More
August 24, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday held a spirited discussion of a plan by the Texas Department of Transportation to abandon maintenance of 1,897 miles of state highways in urban areas as a cost-cutting measure and to shift those costs to the cities and counties. More
August 23, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Craig Eiland has posted a guest column regarding state funding for transportation projects. More
August 22, 2013 -- Harris County Department of Education's Center for Safe and Secure Schools urges parents to discuss school bus safety measures with their children. More
August 22, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize an agreement with 806 Main Hotel, LLC for modifications to METRO's overhead catenary system for the light rail. More
August 22, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council is hosting events through August and September to increase awareness of commuting solutions available in the region. More
August 21, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District on Thursday in Houston will close the bridge that crosses Sims Bayou at South Post Oak Road for five months of construction. More
August 20, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to approve new Promotion and Development Fund Policy and Standards. More
August 19, 2013 -- Houston TranStar has announced that the northbound exit ramp from Interstate Highway 10 to United States Highway 59 has been closed due to an overturned commercial truck. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Panama Canal Authority has begun the countdown for the centennial celebration as it commemorates its 99th anniversary. More
August 17, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission held a special meeting on Friday to discuss several issues. More
August 16, 2013 -- The Texas Farm Bureau has posted a letter to Governor Rick Perry regarding rural roads. More
August 16, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership Monthly Luncheon on Thursday featured Port Freeport. More
August 15, 2013 -- Transportation consultant John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation on Wednesday reported to the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on progress, or the lack of it, on the Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal. More
August 15, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook has advised that portions of Waterfront Drive and 10th Street will be closed beginning Friday for approximately eight weeks due to construction. More
August 14, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont today advised that a portion of Concord Road from Allen Drive to Haden Road will be closed on Thursday due to construction. More
August 13, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that Texas has joined several states and the United States Department of Justice in filing a complaint in federal court challenging a proposed merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways. More
August 13, 2013 -- The City of League City today advised that road closures will take place along Marina Bay Drive and Egret Bay on August 24 due to the Clear Lake International Triathlon. More
August 13, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has advised that East Lucas between Abilene and Buffalo streets will be closed on Wednesday due to work to install drainage improvements in the area. More
August 09, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced an updated schedule of closures for Highway 290 and the Interstate Highway 610 Loop due to construction. More
August 08, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation announces that the state's Move Over/Slow Down law has been expanded to include protection for department workers, effective September 1. More
August 07, 2013 -- The City of Sugar Land today announced that construction of improvements to a u-turn lane at United States Highway 59 and State Highway 99 - The Grand Parkway will begin this month. More
August 06, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today advised of several scheduled closures to take place along United States Highway 290 during the weekend. More
August 05, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry applauded final passage of HB1 and SJR1 by the Texas Legislature on Monday. More
August 05, 2013 -- Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders, the contractor building Segments F-1, F-2 and G of the Grand Parkway, have advised that street closures will take place on United States Highway 59 beginning Saturday for work associated with the Grand Parkway project. More
August 05, 2013 -- Congressman John Carter, chair of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, praised the United States Customs and Border Protection on their selection of sites, which included four in Texas, for a pilot program to allow local port communities to expand commerce through a reimbursable agreement with the agency. More
August 04, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission will hold a special meeting on Monday to consider a proposed amendment to the memorandum of agreement regarding the maintenance dredging of the Bayport Cruise and Container Terminal berths. More
August 02, 2013 -- The City of Houston Airport System has been chosen by the United States Customs and Border Protection Agency to take part in a pilot program designed to increase the level of service during key designated periods. More
July 31, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will hold the Ninth Annual Fort Bend Regional Infrastructure Conference on September 12 at the Rosenberg Civic Center. More
July 30, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has called lawmakers back for a third special session of the Texas Legislature, beginning immediately, to consider the funding of transportation infrastructure projects. More
July 30, 2013 -- The Texas Senate, in the third Special Session which began today after the second session adjourned, passed SJR1 and SB1. More
July 30, 2013 -- The Texas Transportation Commission recently approved eighteen projects in the Houston District, including eight in Harris County, at the July 25 meeting. More
July 30, 2013 -- The Texas Transportation Commission approved 18 projects in the Houston District at the July 25 meeting, over half of them in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Montgomery and Waller counties. More
July 29, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding transportation legislation: “It is disappointing that some members of the House today needlessly delayed our state’s ability to deal with the added strain our increasing population and surging economy are placing on our roads and highways." More
July 29, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has advised that the intersection of Beaumont Drive and Concord Road will be closed on Wednesday due to construction. More
July 28, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership held its monthly luncheon in Pasadena last week, featuring a speech by Wayne Klotz on sustainability. More
July 26, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council voted unanimously to approve a request to the Texas Department of Transportation to award transportation development credits that does not include hike and bike trails in Galveston. More
July 26, 2013 -- Former Galveston mayor Roger Quiroga, who is director of economic development at the Port of Galveston, introduced J. Michael Graham to Galveston City Council. Also supported by former Galveston mayor Barbara Crews, Graham asked the city council to create a non taxing infrastructure authority to facilitate development of a desalination and co-generation plant on Pelican Island, possibly on property owned by the Port of Houston. More
July 25, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a contract modification for Houston Rapid Transit, contractor leading the expansion of the METRORail lines, for emergency testing of the rail and related systems on the Southeast Line due to a downed power line at Scott and Coyle streets that came in contact with the rail. More
July 25, 2013 -- The City of Sugar Land today announced that the widening of Dulles Avenue from Highway 90A to Avenue E has been completed. More
July 23, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Tuesday broke ground on the latest segments of the Houston-area SH 99/Grand Parkway. More w/Video
July 23, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today approved a new agreement with Princess Cruise Lines to operate from the Bayport Cruise Terminal for an additional two years. More
July 23, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority has reached agreement with Princess Cruises to make passenger calls for two additional cruise seasons, in addition to the sailings that will kick off later this year in November at the state-of-the-art Bayport Cruise Terminal. More
July 22, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves has elected Benny Holland to be chairman, again. More
July 22, 2013 -- AeroMexico today announced that it has added a fourth daily flight between Houston and Mexico City. More
July 22, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a luncheon and groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday for the start of construction on three segments of the Grand Parkway that will connect Highway 290 in Harris County to Highway 59 in Montgomery County. More
July 19, 2013 -- Transportation Consultant John Carrara reported to the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday that work on the Downtown Transportation Terminal remains stalled while repairs are being made on an adjacent building, but he said that Turner Construction is making improvements to the Shearn Moody Parking Garage, which will be a part of the terminal complex. More
July 18, 2013 -- The City of Sugar Land has replaced the diesel models of its solid waste trucks with those using compressed natural gas. More
July 17, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission held a special meeting on Monday. More
July 17, 2013 -- The Board of Commissioners of Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 on Tuesday discussed upcoming meetings in the community to get input on repairs to the current Pelican Island causeway, which are due to get under way before the end of the year. More
July 17, 2013 -- The Port of Galveston has been ranked the fourth busiest cruise port in the U.S. based upon embarkation according to a recent study prepared by Business Research and Economic Advisors for the Cruise Lines International Association. More
July 16, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles is participating in "Watch Your Car Month" throughout July. More
July 16, 2013 -- United States Congressman Blake Farenthold on Tuesday released a statement regarding Corpus Christi International Airport being awarded an $18 million grant by the Department of Transportation. More
July 16, 2013 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region on September 5 will host an economic outlook conference for petrochemical and maritime experts to share plans for for unprecedented growth of the Houston Ship Channel region. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation with approval from the Texas Transportation Commission today officially designated 67 miles of regional roadways as part of the new Interstate 69. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Railway Industrial Clearance Association has recognized the Port of Houston Authority as "the nation's best" after evaluating Houston and 25 other U.S. ports in the areas of overall quality, customer service, customer satisfaction and quality of facilities. More
July 13, 2013 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a formal request to the Texas Department of Transportation seeking FY 2014 state transit Census Impact funds to assist Galveston Island. More
July 11, 2013 -- Air China on Thursday began its four weekly nonstop services between Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, China and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. More
July 10, 2013 -- Fort Bend County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to move forward on proceedings to acquire property by eminent domain for Spur 10, a Texas Department of Transportation 90/10 reimbursement project. More
July 09, 2013 -- Walter Hambrick of the Texas Department of Transportation updated the City of Galveston Hurricane Preparedness Meeting on the construction project underway on IH-45. More
July 08, 2013 -- Houston Road Report: Beginning tonight from 10 p.m., to 5 a.m., Tuesday, the US 290 westbound mainlanes from Gessner to Beltway 8 will be closed for the construction phase of the S 290 Project at Beltway 8. More
July 05, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety inspected more than 9,200 commercial motor vehicles during a three-day inspection effort last month as part of Roadcheck 2013. More
July 03, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that construction will begin this month on improvements to Hempstead Road from Mangum to Brittmoore in Houston. More
July 02, 2013 -- Captain John Gunning, president of the Brazos Pilots Association, announced on Monday that Captain Daniel Blanton has been approved as a branch pilot for the Ports of Freeport. More
July 01, 2013 -- The Texas Transportation Commission recently approved two landscaping projects in Galveston and Houston at the June 27, 2013 meeting. More
July 01, 2013 -- The Texas Transportation Commission approved the widening of a segment of State Highway 105 in Montgomery County at the June 27, 2013 meeting. More
June 28, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted 15-2-1, with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, who chairs the TPC, and Harris County Engineer Art Storey opposed; and Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria abstaining, to approve project selections from the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program Call for Projects. More
June 28, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a safety block party on July 4 following the 14th Annual Lindale Park Fourth of July Parade. More
June 28, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that lane closures are scheduled for the Interstate Loop 610 and United States Highway 290 interchange during the weekend due to work in preparation for bridges to be placed at the intersection. More
June 27, 2013 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports is requesting public comments on proposed revisions to Section 9 Pilotage Charges of the Rules and Regulations Governing Pilots and Pilotage on the Houston Ship Channel between the Galveston Bar and Turning Basin. More
June 27, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin today advised that construction will begin July 1 on a dedicated left turn lane at the intersection of Northpark Drive and Woodridge Parkway/Hidden Pines. More
June 27, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a real estate exchange and credit agreement with the City of Houston. More
June 26, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced a METRORail shutdown and traffic changes that will take place in downtown Houston this weekend. More
June 26, 2013 -- The City of Sugar Land on Tuesday announced that the extension of University Boulevard from State Highway 6 to United States Highway 90A is expected to be completed during the summer of 2014. More
June 26, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission on Tuesday approved a memorandum of understanding with the City of Seabrook and Galveston Bay Foundation regarding Phase III of the Pine Gully Project to investigate and mitigate sedimentation at Pine Gully. More
June 25, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today appointed longtime labor leader Clyde Fitzgerald to serve as a member of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. More
June 24, 2013 -- Transportation consultant Barry Goodman and Aubrey Haynes, managing member of Legacy Port Partners, appeared before the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today to report on the memorandum of understanding approved by the Galveston County Rural Rail Transportation District last week. More
June 23, 2013 -- The First Annual Houston Maritime Museum Family Festival on Sunday attracted a large crowd to the Sam Houston Pavilion at the Port of Houston where the new Maritime Museum will be built. More
June 21, 2013 -- Several entities covered by Guidry News Service which are involved in transportation/rail projects have similar names and missions. Jim Guidry has prepared an analysis of the entities. More
June 21, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has issued an advisory regarding METRORail closures and traffic changes for the weekend. More
June 20, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will recommend an alternative for the SH 288 direct connectors to the Texas Medical Center on Thursday, June 27 at Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professionals at 3100 Shenandoah in Houston. More
June 20, 2013 -- Transportation consultant John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation updated the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on the Downtown Transit Terminal Construction and Streetscape Design Project on Wednesday. More
June 18, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted 23-3, with League City Council Member Heidi Thiess, Galveston County Commissioner Ken Clark and Brazoria County Commissioner Larry Stanley opposed, to authorize staff to develop voluntary particulate matter reduction strategies as recommended by the H-GAC Regional Air Quality Planning Committee. More
June 17, 2013 -- The Galveston County Rural Rail Transportation District Board of Directors on Monday voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding with Legacy Port Partners, LLC to provide funding for a feasibility study by The Goodman Corporation of a new freight rail connection to Pelican Island and construction of a new four lane bridge to serve auto and truck traffic on Pelican Island. More
June 15, 2013 -- Captain Brian Penoyer relieved Captain James Whitehead as commander of Coast Guard units in the Houston-Galveston area on Friday. More
June 15, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System reports that it is receiving international acclaim for its Ecopark parking operation, located at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
June 14, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today congratulated Houston's Greater East End Management District on receiving a $5,255,000 grant awarded by the Houston-Galveston Area Council for the expansion of transit projects. More
June 13, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that NYK Line is launching a new roll-on/roll-off service connecting Houston to the west coast of South America from the Turning Basin terminals in Houston. More
June 13, 2013 -- Fort Bend County has announced that construction for two segments of the new I-69 corridor will be bid, with a segment from Spur 10 to FM 762 to start later this year, and a segment from FM 762 to State Highway 99 to be awarded in the beginning of 2014. More
June 13, 2013 -- The Port of Lake Charles Board of Commissioners on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a lease option agreement with Greenfield Logistical Services to build housing on port property to accommodate thousands of new workers construction jobs that will be generated by more than $47 billion worth of investments in Southwest Louisiana. More
June 12, 2013 -- The Galveston County Rural Transportation District Board of Directors met today to consider a proposal by transportation consultant Barry Goodman to do preliminary work toward development of a new vehicle and rail bridge to Pelican Island, but deferred action on the proposal until Monday afternoon at 5 p.m., to allow time to put finishing touches on a memorandum of understanding with Legacy Partners, LLC. More
June 12, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize Executive Director Maureen Crocker to enter into a contract for a West Belt Improvements Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Assessment. More
June 11, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry’s decision to include funding for transportation in the call for the 83rd Legislative Session was in part a response to a letter initiated by Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and signed by Houston Mayor Annise Parker and several other elected, appointed and civic officials in the Greater Houston Region. More
June 11, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook has started its Waterfront Improvement Project. More
June 10, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has expanded the special session call to include transportation funding. More
June 10, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission held a special meeting this morning regarding a special claim involving former PHA employee Ronald Levine. More
June 07, 2013 -- A panel of judges from the First Court of Appeals last week ruled against former ILA Local 20 President Ted O’Rourke in his lawsuit against the Port of Galveston and the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves. More
June 06, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has issued an advisory regarding METRORail service closures and traffic changes planned for the weekend due to maintenance and construction of new rail lines. More
June 05, 2013 -- John Ford, president of the Galveston County Rural Transportation District, visited the Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Board of Commissioners on Tuesday to discuss a prospect for development of a rail bridge on Pelican Island. More
June 04, 2013 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association hosted a reception so that maritime industry stakeholders could thank Captain James H. Whitehead, III for his five years of service to the maritime community in Sector Houston-Galveston; and to welcome to Captain Brian K. Penoyer who succeeds Captain Whitehead as the Commander of Sector Houston-Galveston. More
June 04, 2013 -- The Houston Fire Department is responding to provide clean-up at an 18-wheeler tanker truck accident at the Interstate 610 West Loop Ramp to Highway 59. More
June 02, 2013 -- The 2013 Plankowners' Syndicate Party and Auction to support the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA was held at the Texas Seaport Museum on Saturday. More
May 31, 2013 -- Galveston Mayor Lewis Rosen on Thursday told the Galveston Island Pachyderm Club that the Pelican Island Causeway has been designated a historic monument and cannot be removed and replaced. More
May 31, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation Houston District today reported that it has completed improvements to the intersection of the United States Highway 290 westbound frontage road at Barker Cypress. More
May 30, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County tested the rails on the new north line this week. More
May 30, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced METRORail service shutdowns and traffic changes to take place during the weekend due to maintenance and construction of new light rail lines. More
May 29, 2013 -- The Texas Departments of Transportation and Public Safety on Wednesday in Houston staged a mock contraflow traffic exercise in preparation for hurricane season. More
May 24, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to refer a draft Transportation Development Credit Policy back to the administration for additional work before it is considered again for action. More
May 24, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will begin testing the new North/Red Line of its METRORail service. More
May 24, 2013 -- The City of Houston advises visitors to ride METRO or METRORAil to Hermann Park during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. More
May 23, 2013 -- The City of Friendswood has issued an advisory regarding traffic and parking for the city's crawfish festival on Saturday at Centennial Park. More
May 23, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today voted unanimously to expand METRO's Guaranteed Emergency Ride Home service to allow all METRO customers to participate, adding local customers to the program. More
May 23, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has issued an advisory regarding METRORail closures and traffic changes during Memorial Day weekend. More
May 22, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council has announced that its Regional DWI Task Force will operate throughout Memorial Day weekend. More
May 22, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System on Tuesday announced that its Aviation Club, which encourages students to explore possible careers in the field of aviation and aerospace, has provided scholarship assistance to four members of its inaugural class. More
May 22, 2013 -- Frio County Judge Carlos Garcia has announced that the county has worked with state legislators regarding Senate Bill 1747 to provide funds for road damages caused by certain types of transportation activities. More
May 21, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Southwest Airlines will launch a new nonstop flight service between William P. Hobby Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in August. More
May 17, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District has received the 2013 Excellence in Public Fleet Sustainability award from the National Association of Fleet Administrators. More
May 16, 2013 -- Houston TranStar has advised that the mainlanes and frontage road for United States Highway 59 southbound at West Bellfort have been closed due to an accident investigation. More
May 15, 2013 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday received an update regarding possible delays to the city's Downtown Transit Terminal project due to a restraining order filed against the work by a neighboring property owner. More
May 15, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that High Occupancy Vehicle/High Occupancy Toll lanes will be opening for weekends and holidays along a 15.5 mile portion of Interstate Highway 45 South beginning on Saturday. More
May 15, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that the United States Highway 290, Northwest Freeway, High Occupancy Toll Lanes will open on May 20 to drivers, allowing solo drivers with toll tags use of the lanes by paying a toll during specific hours. More
May 13, 2013 -- The Board of Commissioners of Pilots for the Ports of Galveston County today voted unanimously to approve a three-year, three percent pilotage rate increase, as requested by the Galveston-Texas City Pilots Association. More
May 10, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has advised that severe weather conditions are causing delays to bus and rail service. More
May 10, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding residents to utilize the new driver license "mega centers" before and during the high volume summer months at local offices. More
May 10, 2013 -- The Texas House of Representatives on Thursday voted 63 - 44 to adopt the Senate version of the Port of Houston Sunset Bill. More
May 09, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced shutdowns of the METRORail service and traffic changes during the weekend due to construction on new light rail lines. More
May 09, 2013 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting submittal of a request to the Federal Transit Administration for grantee status. More
May 09, 2013 -- United States Coast Guard crews are searching for three or four men aboard a white 29-foot Chris-Craft Catalina sport fishing boat about 95 miles southeast of Galveston. More
May 08, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has issued a reminder to Texas motorists to wear their safety belts as part of its "Click It or Ticket" campaign. More
May 07, 2013 -- A ten-member team will conduct an Access Management Study of US 90A, FM 1640, and FM 762, and will hold a public meeting on May 15 at the George Memorial Library in Richmond. More
May 07, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System has announced that Mayor Annise Parker will join officials on Wednesday for the presentation of a Guinness World Record for a vehicle that set a speed record at Ellington Airport earlier this year. More
May 07, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded Southwest Airlines two slot exemptions at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. for daily nonstop service to William P. Hobby Airport in Houston. More
May 06, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation urges drivers to "Share the Road" and "Look Twice" during National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. More
May 03, 2013 -- The Houston Galveston Area Council will host a public meeting regarding the US 90A Access Management Study on May 15 at the George Memorial Library in Richmond. More
May 03, 2013 -- The City of Galveston is hosting council district open houses in May to gather public input regarding Island Transit. More
May 03, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has advised that a portion of Calder Avenue and several intersections in the Oaks Historic District will be closed tonight for the Calder Twilight 5K event. More
May 02, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System will host the fifth annual Aeros & Autos event, presented by the Texas Flying Legends Museum and Ellington Air Commerce Center, on May 11 at Ellington Airport in Houston. More
May 01, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has issued an advisory regarding street closures and rail service interruptions during the weekend due to construction of the new METRORail lines in Houston. More
May 01, 2013 -- Royal Caribbean International has announced that the cruise line will return to Galveston beginning in November with the 3,114-passenger Navigator of the Seas, which will operate year-round from the Port of Galveston. More
April 30, 2013 -- The City of Houston has announced that the city's first Parking Benefit District, which is along the Washington Avenue Corridor, will take effect on Wednesday, with parking meters to be operated Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. More
April 29, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has advised that crews will be performing maintenance and resurfacing on Gladys Avenue between Nottingham Lane and Belvedere Drive today through Friday. More
April 27, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve several projects for inclusion in the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program Call for Projects, but deferred action on a recommendation by the H-GAC Technical Advisory Committee to not include Uptown Houston’s proposed transit system that includes dedicated bus lanes on Post Oak Boulevard and a connection at transit centers to the METRO system and to freeways for commuters. More
April 26, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that a portion of Buffalo Street between El Paso and Arthur streets will be closed beginning Tuesday for drainage improvements. More
April 25, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve an increase in the FY2013 project budget for the Redline-Station Platform Upgrade Project from $2,060,000 to $3,855,000. More
April 25, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced the launch of its new METRO T.R.I.P. application, mobile application to help travelers plan their trips on the METRO system. More
April 24, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a public meeting on April 30 at Dickinson High School to discuss the preliminary findings of the analyses for the FM 517/Highway 3 Access Management Study. More
April 23, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to authorize applications to the Foreign Trade Zone Board for an expansion of FTZ No. 84 and for a subzone site for Frontier Logistics on behalf of Sage V Foods. More
April 23, 2013 -- The Texas A&M Transportation Institute on Monday announced that a study conducted by the institute finds that voice-to-text applications offer no driving safety benefit compared to manual texting while driving. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves and the Galveston Port Facilities Corporation Board of Directors today voted unanimously to amend the Port of Galveston’s 2013 Operating and Renewal & Replacement budgets. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that George Bush Intercontinental Airport has conducted a precision approach flown by a plane using the Smartpath Ground Based Augmentation System, a new system aimed at increasing airport capacity. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System will host its "HobbyFest" event on May 4 at William P. Hobby Airport. More
April 18, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Wednesday hosted a live re-enactment of a work zone crash in Houston in observance of National Work Zone Awareness Week, which is April 15-19. More
April 18, 2013 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday received an update regarding the construction of the Downtown Transit Terminal. More
April 17, 2013 -- Members of the United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. today voted to ratify a new six-year Master Contract with the International Longshoremen’s Association. More
April 16, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a proclamation in honor of Frank Thompson, Jr., the chair of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, who died recently. More
April 16, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is encouraging residents to renew their drivers license or identification card early or online to avoid crowds at DPS offices during the summer months. More
April 16, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a live re-enactment of a work zone crash on Wednesday in Houston in observance of National Work Zone Awareness Week. More
April 15, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Southwest Airlines has launched direct flights to Houston's William P. Hobby Airport from Pittsburgh International Airport. More
April 15, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that the new Terminal B south concourse at George Bush Intercontinental Airport will be opening to limited flight operations during the next two weeks, with 15 gates to be fully operational by May 1. More
April 14, 2013 -- The Texas House of Representatives last week approved a bill that preserves the right of Harris County Commissioners Court, Houston City Council, Pasadena City Council and an organization of small cities on the ship channel to appoint members to the Port of Houston Authority Commission; but puts 12 year limits on their terms. More
April 12, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership held its annual State of the Counties program on Wednesday, featuring updates from the leaders of Brazoria, Galveston and Harris counties. More
April 11, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the details of a plan to provide funding for improvements to Memorial Park and construction of a mass transit corridor on Post Oak Boulevard. More
April 11, 2013 -- Port of Houston Authority Commissioner Jim Fonteno has resigned. More
April 10, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced the traffic changes that will take place in downtown Houston from April 12 through 15 for light-rail construction. More
April 10, 2013 -- International Longshoremen’s Association members voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to approve a new six-year Master Contract covering 14,500 workers at the East and Gulf Coast ports. More
April 09, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has launched its statewide "Talk. Text. Crash." campaign to increase awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. More
April 05, 2013 -- Farouk Systems has announced the launch of its CHI Cosmetic Import Export Industry and Trade Limited Company in Turkey. More
April 05, 2013 -- The City of Sugar Land will host a public meeting on April 15 for comments on the city's Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan. More
April 05, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership has named Bob Robinson, President of Gulf Coast Limestone, Inc., as the recipient of the 2013 Charles A. Jacobson Award, which will be presented at the 14th Annual State of the Counties Luncheon on April 10. More
April 04, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today reopened all lanes of the Westheimer Road Bridge just east of Mid Lane inside West Loop 610, following completion of a project to replace the bridge. More
April 04, 2013 -- The Texas Transportation Commission today approved funding to pay for continued operations of air traffic control towers at 14 airports in Texas, including Sugar Land Regional Airport and Lone Star Executive Airport in Houston, as federal funding is cut for tower operations. More
April 04, 2013 -- The City of League City today advised of street closures at Walker Street and at Main Street beginning Friday due to work to replace railroad crossings at both roads. More
April 04, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that the city will build a bridge for pedestrians and bicycles to cross the railroad tracks at Bringhurst Street in the Fifth Ward. More
April 04, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host free rides for its METRORail service on Tuesday in celebration of reaching 100 million boardings and introducing two new rail cars into the service. More
April 03, 2013 -- The City of Houston will expand its Bike Share Program to include twenty-one B-cycle stations throughout the area. More
April 03, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard will host several meetings concerning the Transportation Worker Identification Credential Reader Requirements Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, with a meeting in Houston on April 25. More
April 03, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday reported that customer wait times at the department's six new Driver License "Mega Centers" averaged fewer than 20 minutes during the peak demand period of March 11-15. More
April 03, 2013 -- The Board of Commissioners of Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 on Tuesday reviewed two issues related to the Pelican Island Causeway. More
April 02, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today launched a new design for its "Don't Mess with Texas" anti-litter campaign. More
April 02, 2013 -- Turkish Airlines officially launched new direct flights between Houston and Istanbul in a ceremony at George Bush Intercontinental Airport Monday evening. More
April 02, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today kicked-off the "It Can Wait, Houston" anti-texting while driving public awareness campaign. More
April 02, 2013 -- The City of Galveston has issued an advisory regarding street closures and traffic control for Sunday during the Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas Race. More
April 01, 2013 -- The Port of Brownsville has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. More
April 01, 2013 -- Turkish Airlines, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, is expanding its presence in the United States. Today marks the launch of its newest gateway in Houston, Texas. More
April 01, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is continuing its series of "Moving Forward" community workshops regarding METROLift with meetings tonight and on Tuesday. More
March 29, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will re-implement its "Day Pass" program later this year. More
March 28, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau spotlights the Kemah Shuttle. More
March 28, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a $175,000 contract adjustment with ACS/Xerox to modify the existing Q-Card System to accommodate the reinstatement of a “Day Pass” feature. More
March 28, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership will host the 14th Annual State of the Counties Luncheon on April 10 at the Downtown Aquarium, 410 Bagby Street in Houston. More
March 28, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that JetBlue Airways will be adding two daily flights between Boston's Logan International Airport and Houston's William P. Hobby Airport beginning in July. More
March 26, 2013 -- The Houston Port Authority Commission today voted 5-0-1, with Chair Janiece Longoria recusing herself, to approve a contract with CenterPoint Energy, Inc. for the rehabilitation of electric distribution lines at Bayport Terminal for a cost not to exceed $70,000. More
March 26, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a "Moving Forward" workshop tonight to gather suggestions from the community regarding the METROLift service. More
March 25, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to accept the Galveston Wharves and Galveston Port Facilities Corporation Consolidated Financial Audit and the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. More
March 22, 2013 -- The City of Galveston is anticipating the launch of the paid Seawall parking program in early Summer. More
March 22, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board. More
March 22, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation reports that crews are making progress constructing the new direct connector that will link US 290 to IH 10. More
March 22, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to solicit public comment on a new transportation conformity determination and proposed revisions to the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Plan and 2035 Regional Transportation Plan Update. More
March 21, 2013 -- Representatives from well-known industrial companies participated in a “Reverse Trade Show” where their procurement or maintenance managers were available to answer questions and visit with attendees on "How to do Business" with their company. More
March 21, 2013 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday discussed the Downtown Transportation Terminal that is being constructed as a part of the Livable Communities Initiative. More
March 20, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed John Clamp of San Antonio as presiding officer of the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority. More
March 20, 2013 -- The City of Sugar Land today announced that red light cameras are being installed at the intersection of Highway 90A and Dairy Ashford. More
March 20, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a public meeting on April 4 to receive comments on METRO's Bike and Ride Sub-Regional Planning Study. More
March 19, 2013 -- The City of Dickinson has begun work on the Dickinson Street Rehabilitation 2013 Project, the Central City Drainage Improvements, and the Northside Drainage Improvements. More
March 19, 2013 -- The DeQuincy Railroad Museum in DeQuincy, Louisiana will host the Louisiana Railroad Days Festival taking place April 11-13. More
March 15, 2013 -- The City of Pasadena today announced that the final phases of improvements to Fairmont Parkway are underway. More
March 14, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced the release of its April wildflower issue of Texas Highways travel magazine. More
March 14, 2013 -- Island Transit on Galveston Island is developing a Comprehensive Plan to guide the agency for the next 5-10 years. More
March 14, 2013 -- The United States Maritime Alliance and International Longshoremen’s Association have issued a statement that the master contract for ILA members at East and Gulf Coast ports moved a step closer to final approval on Wednesday after the union’s Wage Scale Committee voted to recommend approval of the six-year agreement. More
March 13, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on Tuesday officially welcomed Bert Keller as its new chair following his appointment by Houston City Council and Harris County Commissioners Court. More
March 09, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District on Monday will close two lanes of the Westheimer Road Bridge located just east of Mid Lane inside West Loop 610 in the Galleria area. More
March 09, 2013 -- A shrimp boil fundraiser benefiting the family of Jerry Nagel was held on Saturday at the Stags Head Pub, 2128 Portsmouth in Houston. More
March 08, 2013 -- Jim Guidry has prepared a special six-minute Webio Report about transportation issues in Houston this week. Listen
March 08, 2013 -- The Texas Southern University Department of Transportation Studies on Thursday hosted a conference titled, “Effectively Planning for Freight Traffic in the Houston Region as a Result of the Panama Canal Expansion". More
March 08, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that it is introducing a new, smaller, 27-foot bus on 13 of its routes. More
March 08, 2013 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority held a special meeting on Thursday to approve two items amending construction services contracts with Level Infrastructure, Inc. and Trans-Tel Central, Inc. for projects at the North Turning Basin terminals and Barbours Cut and Bayport terminals. More
March 07, 2013 -- Uptown Houston, originally formed in 1975 as a voluntary association of businesses and property owners in the Galleria area, and officially approved by the Texas Legislature and the governor as a management district in 1987, is now embarking on a major new amenity for its members – a plan to improve mobility in the area. More
March 07, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted its annual State of the Airports Address on Wednesday. More
March 06, 2013 -- The Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Board of Commissioners on Tuesday authorized the district’s attorney Bill Rider to discuss a proposed agreement with the City of Galveston regarding funding of “soft costs”, primarily environmental studies, for a new bridge across the Galveston Ship Channel to Pelican Island. More
March 05, 2013 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission will host a series of public meetings regarding two Exempt Projects from March 18 through 21 at various locations. More
March 05, 2013 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission will hold a series of public meetings regarding public transit planning from March 18 through 21 at various locations. More
March 05, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin today announced that construction on the South Shaver Road Reconstruction Project is scheduled to begin in the summer. More
March 05, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today encouraged customers to renew their driver license or identification card online during the weeks surrounding spring break in order to reduce crowds at driver license offices. More
March 05, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin on Monday announced that street closures are underway at Kingwood Drive due to the work to replace a segment of the Kingwood Lift Station No. 21 force main pipe. More
March 04, 2013 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday at 2 p.m. More
March 04, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that it is operating extended schedules for the spring break holiday. More
March 04, 2013 -- The City of Sugar Land today announced that the expansion of University Boulevard, from Commonwealth Boulevard to the Riverstone development, has been completed. More
March 04, 2013 -- Due to construction delays, the Harris County Flood Control District has postponed the closure of two lanes of the Westheimer Road Bridge located just east of Mid Lane inside West Loop 610 in the Galleria area until March 10. More w/Map
March 02, 2013 -- A portion of University Drive in Beaumont was officially re-named Jimmy Simmons Boulevard on Friday, More
March 01, 2013 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a task order contract in the amount of $260,792.34 to J.M. Davidson Inc., for mooring buoy installation and repair work at the Port Arthur, Bolivar, Pelican Island and Chocolate Bayou mooring areas along the Texas coast. More
March 01, 2013 -- The City of Galveston has announced that a portion of the inbound lane of the Galveston Causeway will be closed on Saturday for the UTMB Causeway FunD Run. More
March 01, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that Highway 124 near Lafin Road will be partially closed beginning Monday due to utility construction. More
March 01, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Oliver Pennington has issued a reminder to residents of District G that the closure of the Westheimer Road bridge near Mid Lane has been postponed to March 10. More
March 01, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that the inside westbound lane of Interstate 10 between the downtown exit and Gulf Street will be closed on Sunday for freeway lighting repairs. More
February 28, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host public hearings regarding proposed improvements for SH 288 on March 5 at Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professionals in Houston and on March 7 at Berry Miller Junior High in Pearland. More
February 28, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today announced that it has postponed Sunday's closure of two lanes of the Westheimer Road Bridge east of Mid Lane due to construction delays, with the lane closure now anticipated to begin on March 10. More
February 28, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve the payment of $1,784,856 for insurance premiums for property and windstorm insurance. More
February 28, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont today began closures of a portion of 11th Street between Interstate 10 and Laurel for maintenance work. More
February 26, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to approve the Fiscal Year 2013 Operating and Capital Budget. More
February 26, 2013 -- The United States Contract Tower Association on Monday issued a statement in response to warnings from the Department of Transportation that Federal Aviation Administration contract towers and FAA-staffed towers could be closed due to budget cuts associated with sequestration. More
February 26, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont will close Crockett Street at Avenue C on Wednesday for the reconstruction of a grade crossing at the intersection. More
February 26, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday heard presentations on the proposed development of the west end of the port and a proposed option agreement with Texas, Mexico & Pacific Railroad LLC for 184 acres on Pelican Island; and also discussed an anticipated shortfall of almost $1 million in the 2013 Budget. More
February 25, 2013 -- The Main Street Bridge over Buffalo Bayou has reopened after METRO expansion related to construction of the North (Red) Line in the light rail system. More
February 25, 2013 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has filed an objection to the Houston Pilot's February 18, 2013, application for pilotage rate change. More
February 24, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to receive public comment on potential 2013-2016 projects under consideration. More
February 21, 2013 -- Brian Rinehart, airport manager for the Houston Airport System’s Ellington Airport, spoke to a general membership meeting of Economic Alliance Houston Port Region on Wednesday at Lakewood Yacht Club. More
February 21, 2013 -- Harris County Flood Control District will close two lanes of the Westheimer Road Bridge located just east of Mid Lane inside West Loop 610 in the Galleria area on March 3. More
February 21, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Craig Eiland has filed legislation to change the way appointments are made to the Board of Commissioners of Pilots for the Ports of Galveston County. More
February 21, 2013 -- Transportation consultant John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation on Wednesday was asked by the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee to review the reasons why commuter rail service between Houston and Galveston is not feasible in the immediate future. More
February 21, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that the Main Street Bridge will be re-opened on Monday, following more than a year of being closed due to construction of the METRORail North Line. More
February 21, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has released its shuttle bus service and METRORail hours and prices for Houston during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which will run through March 17. More
February 20, 2013 -- Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano recently gave a presentation on the Panama Canal Expansion Program while visiting Lamar University. More
February 20, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that a new satellite enrollment center for the Global Entry Program has been opened at the City Hall Visitor's Center. More
February 19, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced the launch of its "Think Rail" Safety Program to educate students in Houston schools on rail safety. More
February 19, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today announced that it will be closing bridges in the Galleria area beginning in March as part of a project to improve the drainage channel in the area. More
February 15, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System reports a total of seven charter jets landed at George Bush Intercontinental Airport since 9 a.m. on Friday carrying passengers back to Houston who were on the Carnival Cruise that arrived in Alabama last night; and more flights will arrive from New Orleans later. More
February 15, 2013 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve two resolutions regarding funding for transit projects, request to the Houston-Galveston Area Council for Transportation Development Credits on behalf of the City of Galveston and Gulf Coast Center; and a request for fair share funding for Galveston County cities in the Houston Urbanized Area. More
February 15, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District today issued a statement regarding an accident involving a Houston school bus. More
February 15, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today reported that it is supporting the arrival of charter flights from New Orleans with passengers from the Carnival Triumph, which had experienced an engine room failure during the past weekend. More
February 14, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Spirit Airlines will offer daily nonstop service between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Orlando International Airport in Florida. More
February 13, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has released a list of the street closures and bus detours that will take place this weekend in Houston due to the NBA All-Star game. More
February 08, 2013 -- Bert Keller has been appointed by Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Harris County Commissioners Court to lead the Gulf Coast Rail District board for a two-year term. More
February 08, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker will recognize the Houston Independent School District Transportation Department by lighting the City Hall building yellow today through Wednesday as part of "Love the Bus" month. More
February 08, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County recently partnered with the University of Houston's Jack J. Valenti School of Communication to have students assist in increasing public awareness of light-rail and encourage student and faculty support for businesses along the North, East End and Southeast rail lines. More
February 07, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that light rail service between the Downtown Transit Center and University of Houston-Downtown stations will be closed during the weekend. More
February 06, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today issued a news release regarding the economic benefits of the I-69 corridor designation. More
February 05, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that booking is available for Air China's new service between Houston and Beijing, which begins flights on July 11. More
February 02, 2013 -- Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George H. Cohen has announced that that the United States Maritime Alliance And International Longshoremen’s Association have reached a tentative agreement for a comprehensive successor Master Agreement. More
January 31, 2013 -- The 18th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance, benefiting The Boys & Girls Harbor, is now accepting car and boat entries for exhibitors to participate in the event, which is scheduled for May 4-5, 2013. More
January 31, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has posted a news release spotlighting METRORail operator Daniel Anguilu and his fellow artists paint murals on public buildings in Houston. More
January 31, 2013 -- The Port of Galveston today hosted an official groundbreaking ceremony for the Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal, a project of the Galveston Livable Communities Initiative. More
January 31, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the department's new Driver License Mega Center in Fort Worth. More
January 31, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has issued an advisory that all westbound mainlanes of Interstate Highway 10 at Waco Street near downtown Houston will be closed during the weekend for repairs to the Waco Street Bridge. More
January 31, 2013 -- Jack Brooks Regional Airport in Jefferson County will launch direct flights to Dallas/Fort Worth through American Airlines beginning February 14. More
January 30, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will close all rail stations from Friday through Sunday for Downtown Houston construction and maintenance. More
January 30, 2013 -- United States Congressman Michael McCaul, chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, hosted a briefing on ”Future Security Concerns at Port of Houston” in the executive offices of the port this morning. More
January 30, 2013 -- Spirit Airlines today announced that it will launch non-stop service between Houston's George Bush Intercontintental Airport and Los Angeles International Airport in April. More
January 28, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to meet with representatives of the City of Galveston on a proposal to encourage the United States Army Corps of Engineers to release the San Jacinto Disposal Area, commonly known as the East End Flats, to the city for development. More
January 28, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that a portion of East Lucas Drive will be closed during the next two weeks due to maintenance work beginning on Tuesday. More
January 27, 2013 -- The 1877 tall ship ELISSA has returned to its renovated berth at Pier 21 in Galveston after major restoration at Bollinger Ship Yard in Texas City. More
January 26, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council voted unanimously on Friday to support a recommendation by the Bylaws Committee chaired by Houston City Council Member Stephen Costello to deny a request by The Woodlands Township to be included in the membership of the TPC. More
January 24, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced the downtown traffic changes for the weekend. More
January 24, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a five-year, $200 million contract with First Transit, Inc. for the operation of METRO's Northwest Bus Operating Facility. More
January 24, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves in a special meeting on Wednesday voted unanimously to enter into an agreement with Phoenix Port Partners, LLC as a port infrastructure, finance and business development consultant at a cost not to exceed $300,000. More
January 24, 2013 -- The Panama Canal Authority reports that the expansion project is moving forward and is 50 percent complete. More
January 23, 2013 -- The City of Galveston has provided an update of the street and traffic lane closures on the Island that will take place on Saturday and Sunday for the Galveston Marathon and Half Marathon. More
January 22, 2013 -- Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria opened her first meeting as chair of the Port Commission by thanking Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Commissioner Jack Morman and the mayors of several ship channel area cities for their support of the port. More
January 22, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a meeting on Thursday in Houston to present six alternative locations for a proposed direct connector from State Highway 288 to the Texas Medical Center. More
January 20, 2013 -- The Port of Galveston has published a news release about the campaign to establish a "port of call" image to cruise ship passengers. More
January 18, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Driver License "Mega Center" in Leon Valley, Texas, which will open on Tuesday. More
January 18, 2013 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston today announced that Traci Murrell, a graduate from the university, has been appointed as director of the National Transportation Safety Board's Office of Marine Safety. More
January 18, 2013 -- Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George H.Cohen reports that the United States Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen's Association negotiations are "making progress". More
January 17, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that the westbound mainlanes of Interstate Highway 10 at Waco Street near downtown Houston will be closed during the weekend. More
January 17, 2013 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to endorse a request for license to use city right of way by MegaBus at the Island Transit bus stop at 20th and Market until the new Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal is completed. More
January 16, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that Main Street will be closed between Texas and Walker from Friday through to Monday for work associated with construction of new light rail lines. More
January 15, 2013 -- Panama Canal Authority CEO Jorge Quijano will host a presentation on the Panama Canal expansion project on February 14 at Lamar University. More
January 15, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Air China will launch a new non-stop service between Houston and Beijing, pending government approval. More
January 14, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that three mainlanes of U.S. 59 southbound at Little York in Houston will be closed today in order to make emergency repairs to the freeway's bridge deck. More
January 14, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Houston Airport System Director Mario Diaz will join representatives from Air China and the Chinese Consul General on Tuesday to announce a new partnership for travel between Houston and Beijing. More
January 10, 2013 -- Pilot associations on the Texas Gulf Coast have been electing new officers for 2013. More
January 08, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Pro Tem Ed Gonzalez tells Guidry News Service that Dean Corgey, vice president of the Seafarers International Union’s Gulf Coast Region, is the frontrunner to take Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria’s previous seat on the commission. More
January 08, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court and Houston City Council met in joint session this morning to vote unanimously to appoint Janiece Longoria as the new chair of the Port of Houston Authority Commission. More
January 08, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today urged drivers to use extreme caution in the Houston area due to heavy rains and possible flooding. More
January 07, 2013 -- From the Guidry News Service Archives: Jim Edmonds takes oath of office as Port of Houston Authority Chair. More
January 04, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that major street closures have been scheduled for the US 59 Southwest Freeway and IH 610 West Loop interchange during the weekend. More
January 03, 2013 -- Houston City Council and Harris County Commissioners Court will hold a joint meeting next Tuesday at 9:30 to elect a new chair of the Port of Houston Authority Commission. More
January 03, 2013 -- John Manlove has resigned his position as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves. More
January 02, 2013 -- Port Freeport has announced the appointment of Jeff Strader as its new chief financial officer. More
December 27, 2012 -- Carol Whitmore has been elected chair of the Manatee County Port Authority. More
December 27, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will offer free rides on New Year's Eve on its bus and rail systems. More
December 27, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority says it has contingency plans in place should a work stoppage occur on December 30 as a result of the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance not reaching agreement in their Master Contract negotiations. More
December 26, 2012 -- Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George Cohen has called a meeting of the International Longshoremen's Associaiton and the Maritime Alliance in advance of the December 29th expiration of the contract extension. More
December 21, 2012 -- The United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. has appealed to the International Longshoremen's Association and the United States Maritime Alliance to commit to reaching an agreement before the current contract extension expires on December 29. More
December 21, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced its operation schedule for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. More
December 21, 2012 -- Jerry Nagel, Chairman of the Board for Rickmers-Linie America, died on Wednesday at Methodist Hospital Houston. More
December 21, 2012 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee voted to elect Lesley Sommer as its new chair on Wednesday and reviewed the progress of the Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal. More
December 20, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to name METRO Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Thomas C. Lambert, as interim president and CEO of METRO following the resignation of President and CEO George Greanias. More
December 19, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that it is investigating a fatal bus accident that took place on the service road of Interstate Highway 45 north of Howard on Tuesday. More
December 18, 2012 -- The Houston Airport System today reported that more than 1.9 million travelers are expected to pass through George Bush Intercontinental Airport and 493,000 through Hobby Airport during the holiday travel season. More
December 17, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a “guaranteed maximum price” of $6,177,906 under the construction manager at-risk agreement for the Galveston Downtown Transit Terminal and $754,154 for the repairs to the Shearn Moody Parking Garage that is adjacent to the terminal. More
December 17, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will meet in executive session on Thursday to consider the resignation of President and CEO George Greanias and the appointment of an interim president & CEO. More
December 17, 2012 -- Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County President and CEO George Greanias today officially announced his plans to resign effective at the end of the year. More
December 15, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association hosted its annual Holiday Party on Friday. More
December 14, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it is proposing to adjust the operations of the Brazos River Floodgates and the Colorado River Locks following a reduction in the Corps' nationwide inland navigation budget for FY2013. More
December 13, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Driver License Mega Center in Spring, one of six planned for the state. More
December 13, 2012 -- The Panama Canal Stakeholder Work Group, which has been studying the implications of the Panama Canal expansion for the state of Texas, presented its report this morning to the Texas Transportation Commission meeting in Austin. More
December 13, 2012 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors approved three resolutions on Wednesday. More
December 12, 2012 -- Update: The Texas Department of Transportation reports work at State Highway 288/South Freeway southbound at FM 518 in the Pearland area has been completed and that closures of the freeway have been cancelled for the remainder of the week. More
December 11, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to defer action on a proposed three percent increase in tariffs until next month’s meeting. More
December 11, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will conduct public meetings regarding a proposed US 290 interim design on Tuesday at the Sheraton Brookhollow in Houston and on Thursday at the Berry Center in Cypress. More
December 10, 2012 -- The Port of Galveston has confirmed that the Disney Magic Cruise Ship, which just began operations from Galveston this year has decided to move its operations to Florida in 2014. More
December 10, 2012 -- Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse on Saturday visited children from the Galveston Children's Center. More
December 05, 2012 -- Officials of the Port of Houston Authority and Norwegian Cruise Line today participated in a signing ceremony for the new service at the Bayport Cruise Terminal in Pasadena. More
December 05, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that Main Street will be closed between Prairie and Walker between Friday and Monday for construction associated with the METRORail expansion project. More
December 05, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted the State of METRO Address on Tuesday with remarks by Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Chair Gilbert Garcia and President and CEO George Greanias. More
December 05, 2012 -- Spirit Airlines today announced that it is adding daily non-stop service between George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and Orlando International Airport in Florida beginning February 14. More
December 04, 2012 -- The Houston Airport System has announced that William P. Hobby Airport now offers valet parking. More
December 03, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will close the intersection of Dallas and Fillmore Streets for two weeks beginning on Tuesday. More
December 03, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that one outside lane of IH 610 West Loop northbound at US 59 Southwest Freeway has been closed; and at 8 p.m. the US 59 Southwest Freeway northbound connector ramp to IH 610 West Loop northbound will also be closed so construction crews can perform welding activities to repair the damage to the bridge beam caused by an oversized 18-wheeler. More
December 03, 2012 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that William P. Hobby Airport has launched valet parking service for its customers. More
November 30, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to approve a resolution for “approval of air quality conformity determination”. More
November 30, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today presented Fort Bend County Commissioner James Patterson with a Road Hand Award. More
November 29, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that its new High Occupancy Toll Land is open along Interstate Highway 45. More
November 29, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a contract with Stewart and Stevenson, LLC for the purchase of Allison refresher and conversion kits for METRO's hybrid buses, in an amount not to exceed $3,150,664. More
November 28, 2012 -- Kirby Corporation announced on Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Penn Maritime Inc. and Maritime Investments LLC, an operator of tank barges and tugboats participating in the coastal transportation of primarily black oil products in the United States. More
November 27, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council's Mobility NOW television program focuses on State Highway 288 in its latest episode. More
November 27, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council recently hosted its Clean Fleet Technologies Conference. More
November 27, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is installing new speed limit signs today increasing the speed limit to 75 miles per hour along State Highway 6 in Robertson County from north of Calvert to the Falls County Line. More
November 26, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves voted unanimously to approve the 2013 Operating, Renewal and Replacement and Capital Improvement Budgets on Monday. More
November 26, 2012 -- The Galveston Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to consider the Galveston Thoroughfare Plan. More
November 21, 2012 -- Uptown Houston has issued a parking advisory and information on street closures for the 27th Annual Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting celebration on Thursday. More
November 21, 2012 -- Guidry News Service visited Port Corpus Christi this week. More
November 19, 2012 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today will close the two-lane southbound bridge over Sims Bayou at Hiram Clarke Road. More
November 16, 2012 -- The Harris County Flood Control District will close the southbound bridge of Hiram Clarke Road over Sims Bayou on Saturday for construction associated with a federal flood damage reduction project to widen and deepen the bayou. More
November 16, 2012 -- Houston city officials today dedicated the Bill Coats Memorial Bike Bridge in honor of Coats Rose Director Bill Coats. More
November 16, 2012 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that a new technology has been implemented to provide travelers with real-time data on security checkpoint wait times at George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby airports. More
November 15, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission met in executive session at the end of today’s meeting, then authorized Executive Director and CEO Colonel Leonard Waterworth to enter into agreements with Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Lines to offer new service from the Bayport Cruise Terminal. More
November 15, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has launched a Compressed Natural Gas Pilot Program. More
November 14, 2012 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the district’s Fiscal Year 2013 Budget. More
November 13, 2012 -- The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission today voted unanimously to change the way Port of Houston Authority Commissioners are selected - providing that the governor will appoint five members from a list provided by the Houston-Galveston Area Council and two of his own choosing. More
November 12, 2012 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Colonel Leonard Waterworth has implemented his reorganization of the management structure of the port. More
November 09, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont has scheduled the closure of the eastbound, inside lane on a portion of the Eastex Freeway between Delaware and the LNVA Canal on Saturday. More
November 09, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that nightly total closures for Interstate Highway 10 at State Highway 99 are schedule for November 12-16. More
November 08, 2012 -- Harris County Commissioner for Precinct Two Jack Morman and Pasadena Mayor Johnny Isbell will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 14 for the opening of the Fairmont Parkway expansion from Beltway 8 to Space Center Boulevard. More
November 08, 2012 -- Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff was the featured speaker today at the Houston Ship Channel Security District luncheon. More
November 07, 2012 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has announced that the northbound Hiram Clarke Road Bridge over Sims Bayou will partially reopen this week as the district shifts to the second phase of building replacement bridges at Sims Bayou. More
November 07, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today marked the 12th anniversary since the state has had a day without a fatality accident on a highway or roadway, noting the importance of observing the state's traffic laws. More
November 07, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will hold two public meetings regarding the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program and the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan Update on November 13 at 3555 Timmons Lane in Houston. More
November 06, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced the release of its Winter 2012-2013 Texas Events Calendar. More
November 06, 2012 -- Two refurbished railroad engines are en route to Galveston for the grand reopening of the Galveston Railroad Museum on November 10. More
November 05, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is hosting focus groups on November 7 and November 8 in Houston to gather public input regarding strategies that could be implemented to make it easier for public transportation users to "bike and ride". More
November 05, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority oh Harris County will offer voters free rides to their voting locations during Tuesday's election. More
November 02, 2012 -- Correction: The Texas Department of Transportation on Saturday will begin a closure on IH 10 eastbound (not westbound) from TC Jester to Washington that will last through December 15. More
November 02, 2012 -- The City of Houston will partially close Lee Road near George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Saturday. More
November 02, 2012 -- Texas Department of Transportation Executive Director Phil Wilson recently traveled to Mont Belvieu to meet with local elected officials and industry leaders. More
November 01, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Wednesday hosted a State of the Port Address featuring Port of Houston Authority Chair Jim Edmonds and President and CEO Colonel Leonard Waterworth. More
November 01, 2012 -- The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County in a special meeting on Wednesday voted unanimously to authorize President and CEO George Greanias to deliver contingent General Mobility Plan agreements with the City of Houston, Harris County and the 14 multi-cities to continue general mobility funding for FY2015 to FY2025. More
November 01, 2012 -- T&T BISSO has been renamed T&T Salvage, LLC following the Teichman Group's acquisition of BISSO MARINE's fifty percent share of T&T BISSO, LLC, bringing the renamed company fully under the umbrella of the Teichman Group of companies. More
November 01, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday will participate in the unveiling of highway signs officially designating a major portion of Highway 290 in Harris County the Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway. More
October 31, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission in a special meeting today voted unanimously to approve a voluntary early retirement program for eligible full-time salaried port authority employees at least 55 years of age or older and with 15 years of service before January 1, 2013. More
October 30, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Monday announced that it has selected Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders, J.V. as the design-builder for the design and construction of portions of the Grand Parkway Project in Harris and Montgomery counties. More
October 29, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on proposed improvements on BF 1960A to enhance safety and mobility in the Humble area on Tuesday at the Humble Civic Center. More
October 29, 2012 -- The City of Kemah will hold a public meeting for the Kemah Intermodal Terminal/Parking Facility and Pedestrian-Transit Master Plan on Thursday at Kemah City Hall. More
October 29, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today held a ribbon cutting ceremony in Pflugerville for the first of six new Driver License Mega Centers to open at various locations in the state. More
October 28, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday heard reports on the Houston Intermodal Terminal Rail Access Study and the North Corridor (IH 45) Environmental Impact Study. More
October 27, 2012 -- Supporters of the Houston Maritime Museum took a Love Boat Cruise on the Houston Ship Channel on Thursday. More
October 26, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Thursday hosted a State of Transportation Address by Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. More
October 25, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association on Wednesday hosted a reception for A. J. “Pete” Reixach, Jr., who recently retired as executive director of Port Freeport. More
October 25, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to adopt a labor agreement with the Transport Workers Union of America, Local 260. More
October 25, 2012 -- The Lone Star Rally will take place from November 1 through 4 in Galveston Island's historic downtown and Seawall Boulevard. More
October 25, 2012 -- The Creole Nature Trail All-American Road in Louisiana on Wednesday unveiled two interpretive kiosks in Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes. More
October 24, 2012 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to delay for two weeks a decision on the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget for the Memorial City Redevelopment Authority in Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 17, on a motion by Oliver Pennington. More
October 24, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today attended a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of State Highway 130, and spoke about the importance of strengthening the state's infrastructure. More
October 23, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to approve amendments to the Port of Houston Authority Code of Ethics, which PHA Executive Director Colonel Leonard Waterworth said were recommended by staff following the Texas Sunset Commission review of the port. More
October 18, 2012 -- John Helsley, president of Texas Mexico Pacific Railroad, today reported to the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves that his Pelican Island development is moving forward. More
October 18, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that the eastbound and westbound mainlanes of Interstate Highway 10 at State Highway 99 will be closed beginning tonight until Monday morning. More
October 18, 2012 -- Houston Airport System public information officer Darian Ward has been named one of the "top 25 women of Houston" by the Steed Society. More
October 18, 2012 -- Transportation consultant John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation on Wednesday reported to the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee that work will begin before the end of the year on the Shearn Moody Plaza Parking Garage adjacent to the site of the Transportation Terminal that will be constructed on the northeast corner of 25th Street and The Strand. More
October 16, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has unveiled the H2, a new light-rail-vehicle. More
October 13, 2012 -- Three men were rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew early this morning from a sailboat that had run aground about eight miles south of the Port Mansfield Jetties. More
October 13, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard seized a Mexican-flagged vessel, known as a lancha, that was illegally fishing in U.S. waters four miles offshore of Brownsville, Texas, Thursday. More
October 12, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is expected to complete the installation of "Left Lane for Passing Only" signs on all highways with a speed limit of 75 mph or higher by summer of 2013. More
October 11, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today reported that construction of the three new light-rail lines in Houston is 61 percent complete. More
October 11, 2012 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors met on Wednesday at Sanders Vincent Center in Texas City. More
October 10, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will unveil a recently-delivered new light rail car on Monday. More
October 09, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced the launch of its newly redesigned web site. More
October 08, 2012 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Len Waterworth has announced the hiring of Phyllis Saathoff as managing director of corporate projects for the Port of Houston. More
October 08, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host meetings on Tuesday at Jefferson Davis High School and on Thursday at Aldine Ninth Grade School to gather input and comments from the public regarding the North Houston Highway Improvement Project. More
October 06, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont has scheduled a number of street closures beginning on Sunday. More
October 05, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority was inducted into the Houston Independent School District Partnership Hall of Fame this morning at a Partnership Appreciation Breakfast held at the Royal Sonesta Houston Hotel. More
October 04, 2012 -- Spirit Airlines has announced that it is expanding its service from Houston to include flights to Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. More
October 04, 2012 -- Port Freeport Interim Executive Director Phyllis Saathoff, who had been a candidate to replace former executive director Pete Reixach who recently retired, has announced that she is no longer a candidate for the position and she is resigning from the port. More
October 04, 2012 -- The Houston Airport System has announced that Houston will host the Airport Minority Advisory Council's 19th annual Economic Opportunity and Policy Forum on December 2-4. More
October 03, 2012 -- The City of Sugar Land is reducing the speed limit on Palm Royale Boulevard between Commonwealth and Sweetwater boulevards to 35 miles per hour, effective today. More
October 02, 2012 -- The Texas Association of Business today announced it will support an increase in vehicle registration fees in Texas to fund new transportation projects across the state. More
September 30, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted to support a $2.5 million grant amendment for the Galveston Seawall; and voted to approve a resolution supporting a joint request to the Federal Transit Administration by the City of Conroe and The Woodlands Township that they be granted “designate recipient” status for federal funding. More
September 28, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that a portion of Polar Street between Madison and Doucette Avenue will be closed on Monday for street improvements. More
September 28, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has reduced the load limit on the Yale Street Bridge just south of Interstate 10 in Houston. More
September 28, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has selected Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders as the developer for the expansion of SH 99/Grand Parkway in Houston. More
September 27, 2012 -- The City of Friendswood has provided an update regarding work to repave all lanes of FM 518 from FM 2351 to Castlewood Drive. More
September 27, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to adopt a $1.407 billion budget for FY2013. More
September 27, 2012 -- Galveston City Council met in workshop this morning to discuss the Downtown Transportation Terminal and a requested amendment to the city's contract with Moody Gardens for the management of the Galveston Island Municipal Golf Course. More
September 27, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is encouraging residents to shop at businesses along the North Line rail route in Houston. More
September 26, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has moved up completion dates of key construction projects along US 290 in Houston. More
September 25, 2012 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Colonel Leonard Waterworth told the PHA Commission that revenues are increasing as his management team continues to drive down costs. More
September 24, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a resolution “endorsing the efforts of Texas A&M University at Galveston to understand better, to define further, and to disseminate widely, information on the Ike Dike approach to surge protection". More
September 24, 2012 -- SpaceX on Friday completed its first test flight "hop" of its Grasshopper vertical takeoff and landing test vehicle. More
September 23, 2012 -- Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce President Jim Rich on Friday told Guidry News Service that he believes that enough funds have been committed to attract an American Airlines commuter service to connect Jack Brooks Regional Airport with Dallas-Forth International Airport. More
September 22, 2012 -- The City of Missouri City has renamed Beltway Crossing as Ben E. Keith Way. More
September 21, 2012 -- CORRECTION: Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Brad Boney of Galveston to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County to replace Jim Toupes, who resigned last year. More
September 21, 2012 -- The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday to determine the probable cause of the collision involving the chemical tanker Elka Apollon and the container ship MSC Nederland in the Houston Ship Channel. More
September 21, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will close the eastbound inside lane of Interstate 10 between 11th Street and Pine Street on Sunday for lighting repairs. More
September 21, 2012 -- Construction for Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County light-rail line expansion projects will require closure of Capitol and parts of Rusk between Fannin and Travis, and on Main from Texas to Walker on weekends through March 2013, beginning this weekend. More
September 20, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will install its 100th bus shelter for the year on Tuesday at 1106 est Tidwell Road. More
September 20, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves will consider award of a construction manager at risk contract to Turner Construction Company on Monday, according to John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation in his report to the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday. More
September 20, 2012 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Spirit Airlines has launched an ultra low fare service between Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
September 18, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that construction crews working on the Interstate Highway 610/United States Highway 290 interchange are switching traffic onto the new IH 610 West Loop southbound frontage road from 18th Street to Hempstead. More
September 18, 2012 -- The members of the Texas State Pilots Association, meeting September 13-14 in Beaumont, Texas, honored the more than 100 years of service and leadership provided by three recently retired members, Captain Max Blanton of the Freeport Pilots, Captain Larry Robinson of the Matagorda Pilots, and Captain James Coonrod of the Galveston-Texas City Pilots. More
September 17, 2012 -- The International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance on the East and Gulf Coast were scheduled to resume negotiations today as the September 30 expiration of the coast-wide master contract approaches. More
September 17, 2012 -- Six of the country’s leading maritime labor organizations, American Radio Association, Inlandboatmen’s Union, International Longshoremen’s Association, International Longshore & Warehouse Union, Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association, and International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots, have announced the establishment of a broad alliance to protect the interests of their members. More
September 14, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced new intermodal transportation options for the Kingsland Park and Ride, with bicycle access to the park and ride location. More
September 13, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has advised that Main Street will be closed between Texas and Walker streets during the weekend, but that access to businesses and residences will remain available. More
September 12, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, today announced partnerships with Reliant and KHOU 11 to promote public transit, including free rides on Houston's METRORail on specific days. More
September 12, 2012 -- Port of Galveston Director Michael Mierzwa told Guidry News Service that he will announce his new choice for the position of deputy director at the September24 meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves. More
September 10, 2012 -- Beaumont officials have announced that Canary Lane will be closed between Swallow Drive and Laurel Avenue for repairs beginning Tuesday. More
September 09, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will hold a Grand Opening of the new Amtrak Station at 2555 West Cedar Street on Friday, September 14. More
September 07, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that the railroad crossing on South Major Drive just north of United States Highway 90 will be closed on September 11 for replanking. More
September 05, 2012 -- The Texas Departments of Motor Vehicles and Transportation have received the Smart Solution Spotlight award from the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. More
September 05, 2012 -- Port of Houston Authority Chair Jim Edmonds and Executive Director Len Waterworth testified today before the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission. More
September 01, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety will begin implementing the new proof of residency (domicile) requirement for obtaining a first-time commercial driver license beginning on September 4. More
September 01, 2012 -- The City of Houston urges residents to consider alternate means of transportation for a visit to Hermann Park during the Labor Day weekend. More
August 31, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has released its Labor Day schedule. More
August 30, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to award a $3,615,497 sole-source contract to Siemens Industry, Inc. for a retrofit of METRO's S70 light rail vehicles. More
August 29, 2012 -- Spirit Airlines on Tuesday announced that it will offer daily nonstop service from Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport to Chicago and Las Vegas beginning on October 4. More
August 28, 2012 -- The repaving of Bay Area Boulevard in the Clear Lake Area will begin in September. More
August 28, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to negotiate with Goldshire Developers LLC for an annual contract for the concrete replacement of Lower Level Road at Turning Basin Terminal and for the contract for a new industrial restroom building and associated sanitary sewer lift station and piping system at Wharf Nos. 24 and 25 at Turning Basin Terminal. More
August 27, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today named David Morgan as its choice for the position of Deputy Port Director. More
August 26, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation's Panama Canal Stakeholder Working Group will meet in Houston and Beaumont this week. More
August 25, 2012 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office will be at various school zones throughout the county beginning on August 27 to enforce school zone safety. More
August 24, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today talked about commuter rail between Galveston and Houston and a proposed high speed rail service between Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston. More
August 24, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today issued safety tips near construction zones as children return to school. More
August 23, 2012 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted Port of Houston Executive Director Colonel Leonard Waterworth at a membership meeting on Wednesday. More
August 23, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation's Panama Canal Stakeholder Working Group will hold a meeting on August 28 at the Port of Beaumont. More
August 22, 2012 -- The City of League City has announced road closures planned for Saturday in association with the Clear Lake International Triathlon. More
August 22, 2012 -- Houston City Council today voted 13-1, with Michael Sullivan opposed, to approve the Downtown Living Initiative, an economic development program to provide incentives for development of multi-family residential projects in the eastern area of the Central Business District generally bounded by Runnells Street on the north, Chartres Street on the east, Pierce Street on the south and Fannin Street on the west. More
August 22, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will close the railroad crossing on South Major Drive on Friday for replanking of the crossing. More
August 22, 2012 -- Sugar Land Mayor James Thompson recently declared August as Commute Solutions Month in Sugar Land. More
August 21, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host meetings tonight in Alvin and on Thursday in League City regarding Segment B of the Grand Parkway, which would take a route from Interstate Highway 45 to State Highway 288. More
August 21, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Wednesday will begin construction on a project along FM 518 in the City of Friendswood. More
August 19, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Port Bureau on Saturday honored Jerry Nagel, chair of Rickmers-Linie (America), as the 2012 Maritime Person of the Year. More
August 18, 2012 -- Beginning on August 20, the Texas Department of Transportation will display the year-to-date number of traffic deaths in the state on more than 700 message signs one week every month. More
August 18, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will close the inner southwest lane at East Lucas and Highway 69 from August 21 through 28. More
August 17, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today voted 8-1 to approve a compromise in the final ballot language of a November referendum to propose continuing the General Mobility Program from its current expiration in 2014 to 2025, with funds from increased sales tax revenues over 2014 levels to be split between METRO and members who currently receive money through the General Mobility Program. More
August 17, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has approved ballot language for a referendum on the General Mobility Program on the November 6 election ballot. More
August 16, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors will hold a special meeting on Friday to approve the ballot language for a referendum on METRO's General Mobility Program. More
August 16, 2012 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday received an update on the status of the Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal, a project of the Galveston Livable Communities Initiative. More
August 16, 2012 -- The City of Sugar Land is now operating its new responsive signal system at traffic signals along State Highway 6, Williams Trace, Sweetwater, and U.S. Highway 90A. More
August 15, 2012 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority has taken action on the Port Authority’s application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a permit for improvements to the Bayport Ship Channel, and the Port Authority’s formal response to the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission Staff Report. More
August 14, 2012 -- The Board of Commissioners for the Orange County Navigation and Port District on Monday voted unanimously to approve the FY2013 Operating and Capital Budget for the port and a tax rate to support the budget. More
August 14, 2012 -- Houston TranStar officials are notifying the public that two right lanes of northbound (inbound) SH 288 at Southmore Boulevard as well as the right shoulder lane are closed because of construction More
August 14, 2012 -- Anson Aviation has broken ground on its office and hangar facility at Sugar Land Regional Airport. More
August 13, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced steps it is taking along with contractor Houston Rapid Transit to ensure workers building METRO's light rail expansion remain cool while working on high temperature days. More
August 13, 2012 -- The City of Seabrook and Harris County will close Red Bluff Road between Park Drive and Albatross Drive beginning August 27 for road repairs and improvements. More
August 12, 2012 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl Johnson has posted her comments on the new rules regarding identification requirements for titling vehicles and first-time registrants by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles last week. More
August 10, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that the railroad crossing on South Major Drive just north of U.S. 90 will be closed on Tuesday for re-planking of the crossing. More
August 09, 2012 -- The Fourteenth Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court ruling and rendered judgment against Zachry Construction Corporation in a suit the company filed in 2006 against the Port of Houston Authority. More
August 09, 2012 -- Transportation consultant Barry Goodman this morning updated Galveston City Council on Phase II of the Seawall Project, and the presentation also included a discussion of the financial impacts of Goodman’s projects in the community. More
August 09, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will close the eastbound inside lane of Interstate 10 between 11th Street and Pine Street on Saturday. More
August 09, 2012 -- The United States Department of Transportation today announced that the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County would receive an additional $188 million for the construction of the North and Southeast light rail lines. More
August 08, 2012 -- The City of Sugar Land today announced that it will soon complete installation of flashing yellow left turn arrow signs at designated intersections. More
August 08, 2012 -- Houston TranStar today advised that emergency work on two main lanes of State Highway 225 at Pasadena Boulevard will continue into today's rush hour period, and urged motorists to consider an alternate route. More
August 08, 2012 -- The Nassau Bay Garden Club spotlights the Blue Star Memorial Highway marker located on NASA Road One next to Nassau Bay Town Square. More
August 07, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a meeting in Angleton on Thursday to present proposed improvements to Business 288B from Henderson Road to Wilkins Street. More
August 07, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a meeting tonight in Pearland to gather input regarding the proposed extension of the Pearland Parkway. More
August 07, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a public meeting on August 15 to receive comments on the Draft Texas Triangle Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan. More
August 06, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Mars rover Curiosity landed on the Red Planet shortly after midnight Central Daylight Time this morning. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, gently touched down onto Mars to end a 36-week flight and to begin a two-year investigation. More
August 05, 2012 -- The United States Department of Transportation last week awarded $235,000 to the Gulf Coast Center under the Federal Transit Administration Bus Livability Competitive Grant Program for its “smart card” technology. More
August 03, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has commented on the proposal adopted by the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County. More
August 03, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority Board of Trustees today voted to approve a ballot proposals to continue METRO's General Mobility Program in November's election with all jurisdictions receiving 25 percent of sales tax revenues within their jurisdictions, with the exception of Katy, Humble and Missouri City, which would receive higher shares of revenues, and to hold a referendum again no later than 2021. More
August 03, 2012 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Carl Newman has been named the new general manager for George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
August 02, 2012 -- The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission is expected to publicly release its staff review and recommendations regarding the Port of Houston Authority on Friday, August 3. More
August 02, 2012 -- The Federal Transit Administration has awarded $2 million to the City of Galveston under the FTA Bus Livability Competitive Grant Program, for additional enhancements for Seawall Boulevard. More
August 02, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors will meet on Friday to selected a referendum proposal regarding METRO's General Mobility Program for the November election ballot. More
August 01, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont has closed Peyton Drive from Westgate Drive to Belvedere Drive for drainage and street repairs. More
August 01, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has declared today as "Lufthansa Airlines Day" as the airline launches its daily service between Houston and Frankfurt, Germany using the Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger aircraft. More
August 01, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that all eastbound mainlanes of Interstate Highway 10 will be closed between United States Highway 59 and Gregg Street near downtown Houston during the weekend for repairs to the Meadow Street Bridge. More
July 30, 2012 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that George Bush Intercontinental Airport will welcome the Lufthansa A380, the largest passenger aircraft in the world, as it makes its arrival at the airport on Wednesday. More
July 28, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont has posted notice of street closures over the next few days. More
July 27, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a ceremony for the launch of METRO's second High Occupancy Toll Lane at United States Highway 59. More
July 27, 2012 -- The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday designated a segment of Interstate 69 concurrent with United States Highway 59 from the Liberty County line north of Interstate 610 in Houston. More
July 26, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to place a referendum on METRO's General Mobility Program on the November 6 ballot, after several members of the board gave their proposals for what language to place on that ballot. More
July 26, 2012 -- Galveston City Council today met in workshop with transportation consultant Barry Goodman; Lee Otis Zapp, chair of the Coastal Windstorm Insurance Coalition and delinquent tax attorney Mark Ciavaglia of Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson. More
July 24, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted 5-0 to implement a defined contribution retirement benefit plan for eligible port authority employees who were hired on or after August 1, 2012; and then voted 5-0 to maintain the defined benefit pension plan for eligible port authority employees hired on or after August 1, 2007 through July 31, 2012. More
July 24, 2012 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that the Transportation Security Administration has launched operation of its new "Pre?" passenger pre-screening initiative at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
July 23, 2012 -- Houston TranStar officials are advising the public that four main lanes of US 59 the Southwest Freeway southbound at S. Rice are closed because of emergency pavement repair work. More
July 23, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that Lucas Drive will be closed from Abilene Avenue to Galveston Avenue beginning July 30 for the installation of drainage improvements. More
July 19, 2012 -- Transportation consultant John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation, on Wednesday reported to the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee that the Port of Galveston has rejected all bid proposals on the Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal, a project of the Galveston Livable Communities Initiative. More
July 18, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has posted a release about its network of 31 tidal data collection stations between South Padre Island and the Sabine and Neches Rivers that help keep federal waterways open for navigation. More
July 18, 2012 -- Sugar Land City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to submit two projects recommended for inclusion in the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program. More
July 18, 2012 -- Attendance information has been added to Tuesday's report on the Houston-Galveston Area Council. Despite an intensive battle to represent the Galveston City Council at the H-GAC, there was no Galveston representative at the meeting. More
July 18, 2012 -- Houston motorists will experience detours this weekend as crews repair a section of the Houston Avenue Bridge which was damaged by a freight truck over the maximum height limit attempting to pass under the structure on IH 10 Katy Freeway. More
July 14, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close the FM 1959/Dixie Farm Road overpass at IH 45/Gulf Freeway from July 20 through October for reconstruction. More
July 13, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has posted a news release regarding CNBC’s 2012 Top States for Business number one rating for the state, and noted that Texas also has maintained the top spot in the infrastructure and transportation category. More
July 12, 2012 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the City of Galveston to assume responsibility for accepting state and federal funding for transportation projects. More
July 10, 2012 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to enter into a $130,788 construction contract with R.W. Lucas Construction LLC for a La Porte Department of Transportation Weigh Station underneath the Hwy 146 Overpass at Barbour’s Cut Boulevard. More
July 09, 2012 -- Frontier Airlines has issued a reminder to travelers that it is shifting its Houston operations from William P. Hobby Airport back to George Bush Intercontinental Airport effective July 11. More
July 09, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to name Alex Rupp as the interim airport director, effective July 16, with an annual salary of $60,889. More
July 09, 2012 -- The Houston Rockets and My Plates are in the process of redesigning the official My Plates Rockets Texas license plate and are seeking input from fans. More
July 06, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors will host public meetings in July to gather more input on METRO's General Mobility Program. More
July 06, 2012 -- The City of Sugar Land recently held a public meeting to gather input on the city's pedestrian and bicycle master plan. More
July 05, 2012 -- The City of Sugar Land will offer a free ride coupon to residents for rides on the Fort Bend Express transit service to Greenway Plaza in Houston throughout the month. More
July 05, 2012 -- Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Manager Frank Incaprera on Tuesday updated the Board of Commissioners on projects at the Herbert Schmidt Pelican Island Causeway. More
July 03, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that six out of the total 15 miles of light-rail track have been installed as part of METRO's light rail expansion, which will add three lines to the system. More
July 03, 2012 -- Spirit Airlines today announced that it will introduce non-stop service from Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport beginning September 20. More
July 02, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will close Helbig Road from Comstock Road to Plant Road on Tuesday for the replacement of power lines. More
July 02, 2012 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department has advised that traffic at Hermann Park is anticipated to be heavy on Wednesday due to Fourth of July celebrations, and recommends visitors use METRORail or other alternatives for transportation to the park. More
July 02, 2012 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that George Bush Intercontinental Airport is launching a valet premier parking service. More
July 02, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced its schedule of operations for bus and rail service during the Fourth of July holiday. More
July 01, 2012 -- Captain Graylin Gant, who announced the launch of NW Gulf Federal Pilots, a new service to provide an alternate source of pilots for vessels operating under United States Flags in the ports of Galveston, Texas City and Lake Charles, Louisiana in May, is advertising for pilots. More
July 01, 2012 -- St. Arnold’s Brewery hosted “Treasures of the Gulf”, a tasting and tour of the brewery to benefit the Houston Maritime Museum on Thursday, June 28. More
June 30, 2012 -- The City of Friendswood has announced the road closures and parking scheduled for the city's Fourth of July celebration. More
June 29, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday approved $1.9 billion in additional transportation funds for construction and project development to communities across the state. More
June 29, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will construct a southbound exit ramp from US 90/Crosby Freeway to FM 2100 in East Harris County. More
June 28, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve the purchase of 40 ARBOC buses from National Bus Sales in an amount not to exceed $6,423,632. More
June 27, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has scheduled a number of closures at IH 10/Katy Freeway and SH 99 for the weekend. More
June 26, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority has posted a news released on the reappointment of Houston attorney and investment banker Jim Fonteno, Jr. to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. More
June 26, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to award two concurrent two-year contracts to HFP Acoustical Consultants, Inc. for acoustical consulting services and monitoring and maintenance of the sound monitoring system at the Bayport Terminal for a combined amount not to exceed $250,000. More
June 26, 2012 -- Hobby Airport in Houston has opened a new baggage claim. More
June 25, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a consulting agreement with CH2M Hill relating to a conceptual study for the Homeport Turnaround to accommodate three cruise ships simultaneously at the port, at a cost not to exceed $60,000. More
June 22, 2012 -- Houston TranStar officials are advising the public that all main lanes of US 59 Southwest Freeway northbound at I-610 West Loop, as well as the I-610 connectors to US 59, are closed because of an accident involving a big rig. More
June 22, 2012 -- Representatives of the Gulf Coast Rail District today reported on the findings of the Hempstead Corridor Rail Study to the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council. More
June 21, 2012 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday discussed the Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal that is being developed at the northeast corner of The Strand and 25th Street as a project of the Livable Communities Initiative. More
June 20, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced the launch of a new online map application, "Drive Texas", that provides travelers with real-time traffic conditions, traffic and weather feeds, as well as other links to travel information. More
June 20, 2012 -- The Port of Brownsville will receive $12 million under the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Grant program. More
June 20, 2012 -- United States Representatives Gene Green, Al Green, and Sheila Jackson Lee report that City of Houston will receive $15 million under the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Grant program. More
June 19, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors held a special meeting on Monday to discuss the General Mobility Program that provides 25 percent of the sales tax collected for METRO to the various “constituent partners” in the METRO service areas that use the funds for street and road improvements. More
June 18, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves met in executive session this morning and then voted 5-0 to approve a $15 million settlement with Lexington Insurance Company, York Risk Services Group and attorney Kenneth Cruikshank related to a lawsuit on Hurricane Ike issues. More
June 18, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that nonstop flights from Houston to Istanbul will begin April 1, 2013 through Turkish Airlines. More
June 18, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today applauded an announcement by Turkish Airlines that the airline will offer nonstop air service between Houston and Istanbul. More
June 15, 2012 -- Brazoria County Aviation Director Jeff Bilyeu said that the airport terminal authorized by the commissioners court this week is a cornerstone of an improvement process that he has been working on since joining the county five years ago. More
June 15, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close lanes on US 59/Southwest Freeway northbound between Chimney Rock and Rice Avenue as well as the IH 45/Gulf Freeway northbound connector ramp to US 59 northbound during the weekend. More
June 14, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has reported that charges have been filed against bus driver Freddrick Lamark Carrier in connection with the sexual assault of a METRO bus patron early Wednesday morning. More
June 14, 2012 -- Dr. Sara Massey will be at the Houston Maritime Museum to present "Vietnamese Fishing Communities of the Texas Gulf Coast" on Saturday, June 23. More
June 14, 2012 -- Downtown Houston's new free bus service, Greenlink, is in operation providing service that spans 2.5 miles with 18 stops and connects major office buildings along Smith and Louisiana streets to METRO transit, the convention corridor, hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. More w/Route Map
June 13, 2012 -- Tonight's Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors to gain public inputon the agency's General Mobility Program and upcoming referendum will be broadcast live on the METRO website. More
June 11, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today discussed a mediated settlement of the port's lawsuit against Lexington Insurance Company in executive session, but took no action on the matter. More
June 11, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today met to hear staff presentations on four topics, including the proposal to deepen and widen the Bayport Ship Channel. More
June 10, 2012 -- Galveston Railroad Museum Secretary Dr. Don Harper was the museum’s representative in Greenville, South Carolina on Saturday for the roll-out of two newly painted engines that will replace equipment that was damaged by Hurricane Ike. More w/Video
June 08, 2012 -- The Galveston Wharves Board will hold a special meeting on Monday to discuss and consider a settlement with Lancashire Insurance Company Limited and Allied World Assurance Company in the lawsuit styled Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves v. Lexington Insurance Company. More
June 08, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission will hold a special meeting on Monday to hear three staff presentations and to take action on a defined contribution plan for port authority employees. More
June 07, 2012 -- St. Arnold’s Brewery will host “Treasures of the Gulf”, a tasting and tour of St. Arnold’s Brewery to benefit the Houston Maritime Museum, on Thursday, June 28 at the brewery at 200 Lyons Avenue in Houston. More
June 06, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting in Spring on Thursday regarding the proposed traffic operation improvements to Louetta Boulevard at Interstate Highway 45. More
June 06, 2012 -- The Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $12,007 contract with EyeCam Surveillance, Inc. for a project with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for replacement of security camera equipment that was damaged during Hurricane Ike. More
June 03, 2012 -- The 2012 Plankowners' Syndicate Party and Auction to benefit the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA was held on Saturday at the Texas Seaport Museum at Pier 21. More
June 03, 2012 -- Megabus.com, a new city-to-city, express bus company has announced its expansion to Texas and the southern United States. More
June 02, 2012 -- Space enthusiasts on Friday welcomed the arrival of the Explorer, a full-size space shuttle replica, as it arrived by barge at the NASA dock at Space Center Boulevard and the NASA Parkway on Clear Lake. More
June 01, 2012 -- Houston TranStar officials are advising the public that all main lanes of the I-10 Katy freeway eastbound at Houston Avenue are closed because of an accident involving a heavy truck. More
June 01, 2012 -- The National Transportation Safety Board has opened the public docket on an investigation into the October 29 collision between the Elka Apollon and the MSC Nederland in the Houston Ship Channel. More
June 01, 2012 -- The Space Shuttle Replica visited the Port of Galveston en route to Space Center Houston. More
May 31, 2012 -- Port of Houston Authority Director of Corporate Communications Lisa Ashley has provided clarifications to an article published by Guidry News Service regarding the proposal to deepen and widen the Bayport Ship Channel. More
May 31, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a $5,793,193, 10-year contract with Trapeze Software Group for an enterprise asset management system. More
May 31, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority will host an open house on the proposal to deepen and widen the Bayport Channel this evening at the Bayport Administration Building at 12619 Port Road in Seabrook. More
May 30, 2012 -- Port Freeport Commissioners today accepted Freeport LNG's bid for a long-term lease of a 170-acre tract of land on Quintana Island adjacent to Freeport LNG’s existing LNG regasification facility. More
May 30, 2012 -- Houston City Council voted 16-1, with Jerry Davis opposed, to approve a memorandum of agreement with Southwest Airlines for expansion of William P. Hobby Airport for international service. More
May 29, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday will begin repaving work along FM 518 in the City of Friendswood. More
May 26, 2012 -- Houston City Council Member Andrew Burks has endorsed the proposed new international terminal at Hobby Airport. More
May 25, 2012 -- A dozen elected and appointed officials appealed to the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council to move forward on improvements to State Highway 146 from Red Bluff to FM 518. More
May 25, 2012 -- The City of Galveston is offering its weekend tourist shuttle service to various destinations on the island. More
May 25, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will operate its bus and METRORail service on a Sunday schedule on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. More
May 25, 2012 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department advises visitors to take the METRO to Hermann Park during the Memorial Day holiday. More
May 24, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today released a new report that finds the addition of international service at William P. Hobby Airport by Southwest Airlines would have a positive economic impact for Houston. More
May 24, 2012 -- The Texas House Transportation Committee, chaired by State Representative Larry Philips, held a public hearing on the Panama Canal expansion project in the board room of the Greater Houston Partnership this morning. More
May 24, 2012 -- The City of Seabrook has announced various road closures at the Seabrook-Kemah Bridge and along NASA Parkway between June 1-3 in relation to transport of a full-size shuttle replica to Space Center Houston. More
May 24, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will hold two public meetings on proposed improvements to SH 6/FM 1960 from IH 10 to SH 249 on May 29 at Campbell Middle School and May 31 at Kahla Middle School. More
May 23, 2012 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce and Connect Transit hosted an official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Victory Lakes Park and Ride service today. More
May 23, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host a public hearing by the Texas House Transportation Committee regarding the state's preparedness for the expansion of the Panama Canal. More
May 23, 2012 -- Houston City Council Member Al Hoang today announced his support of an agreement to finance the expansion of William P. Hobby Airport to include international service. More
May 23, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced her support for international service at William P. Hobby Airport through Southwest Airlines. More
May 22, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today, in partnership with the City of Houston, celebrated "Rally Around the Rails Day", an effort to encourage Houstonians to support businesses in the construction zone areas of the METRORail expansion project. More
May 22, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will close the northbound inside lane of the Eastex Freeway between Lucas and the Pine Island Bayou on Wednesday to conduct freeway lighting repairs. More
May 22, 2012 -- The Board of Directors of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership has given its support toward initiating international service at Houston’s Hobby Airport. More
May 22, 2012 -- Dr. John Martin, president of Martin Associates, LLC appeared before the Port of Houston Authority Commission today to report on a study that concludes that more than one million Texas workers benefited last year from activity at the port of Houston. More
May 21, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is creating a Panama Canal Stakeholder Working Group. More
May 21, 2012 -- Newly elected Port of Orange Commissioner Barbara Winfree and re-elected Commissioner James A. “Jimmy” Smith were administered Oaths of Office at Monday's meeting of the Orange County Navigation & Port District. More
May 21, 2012 -- Major Marty Maldonado has joined the United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District as the new deputy commander. More
May 21, 2012 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce and Connect Transit will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 23 at 10:30 a.m. for the Victory Lakes Park and Ride in League City. More
May 21, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today to approve a contract with Jimmy Williamson, P.C, to represent the port in making a claim against British Petroleum for economic losses due to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. More
May 18, 2012 -- The Galveston Economic Development Partnership and the University of Texas Medical Branch today hosted 2012 Developer Conference I at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort. More
May 18, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership Board of Directors has adopted a resolution in support of competition in Houston's airport market related to proposed international air service through Southwest Airlines at William P. Hobby Airport. More
May 18, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close the 610 North Loop at Ella beginning tonight in order for repair crews to work on repairs to the bridge deck. The closures are expected to continue through Monday. More
May 17, 2012 -- Assistant City Manager Brian Maxwell reported to the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on the Paid Seawall Parking Plan and transportation consultant John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation reported on progress of the Livable Communities Initiative Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal. More
May 17, 2012 -- Harris County Commissioner for Precinct Two Jack Morman recently joined officials from Seabrook and El Lago for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Repsdorph Road improvement project. More
May 16, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a news conference for "Rally Around the Rails Day" on May 22 at the Northline Transit Center. More
May 16, 2012 -- The City of Sugar Land will hold a "bike to work" day on Friday, with city employees riding from the Imperial Park Recreation Center to Sugar Land City Hall. More
May 15, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will have a freeway closure on IH 610 North Loop at Ella this weekend for construction. More
May 15, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will close the northbound outside lane of the MLK Parkway between Crockett and Bonham streets on Wednesday for the removal of driveways and curb replacement. More
May 14, 2012 -- Connect Transit recently received an additional $8,500 from the United Way of Galveston County Mainland in support of continued public transportation options in the League City area. More
May 11, 2012 -- United States Congressman John Culberson has announced his support of the extension of Houston METRO General Mobility payments. More
May 11, 2012 -- The Fort Worth Star Telegram is reporting that a group including Texas Central Railway President Robert Eckels and representatives from Central Japan Railway Co. met Wednesday in Arlington to discuss plans to raise $10 billion from private investors to fund a high speed rail between Houston and Dallas. Article
May 10, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors will host a special meeting on Friday to discuss the General Mobility Program and an upcoming referendum to continue the program. More
May 10, 2012 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve three resolutions related to funding for transportation projects in Galveston. More
May 09, 2012 -- The Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Rail District on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize Executive Director Maureen Crocker to issue a request for qualifications for Phase II of the Fort Bend Bypass Analysis. More
May 09, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that the Federal Transit Administration has lauded METRO on being in compliance with FTA requirements in its triennial review. More
May 08, 2012 -- Longshoremen, soldiers and civilian employees of the Army's 842nd Transportation Battalion, Surface Deployment Distribution Command, cheered and applauded when the last vehicle out of Iraq touched American soil at the Port of Beaumont May 7. More
May 07, 2012 -- James Hollis, director of Transportation at Connect Transit reports that the first week of service for the Victory Lakes Park and Ride was considered a success with an average of 250 trips a day. More
May 04, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority today discharged a METRO bus driver following an investigation into a May 1 multiple-vehicle accident in the 2900 block of Antoine. More
May 04, 2012 -- The Bellaire/Southwest Houston Rotary recently honored Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board member Cindy Siegel as Vocational Person of the Year. More
May 04, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will suspend part of its METRORail service during the weekend for routine switch and track maintenance. More
May 03, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that a bus driver whose bus struck and killed a pedestrian on April 17 has been discharged following an investigation of the accident. Corrected News Release
May 02, 2012 -- The City of Houston on Wednesday launched the Houston B-cycle bike share program downtown. More
May 02, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership’s Business Issues Committee voted unanimously to support expanding William P. Hobby Airport for international airline service purposes. More
May 01, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District reports that the Houston Ship Channel will be closed from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. so that approximately 150 feet of submerged pipeline can be removed. More
May 01, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles today cautioned Texans to do research before hiring a moving company and to be aware of moving scams. More
May 01, 2012 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Morman today joined officials from Seabrook and El Lago to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of a $16 million improvement project for Repsdorph Road. More
April 30, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety urges motorists to use caution around motorcyclists. More
April 30, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves heard a presentation from attorneys Tim Beeton and Jimmy Williamson regarding claims related to the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill two years ago. More
April 30, 2012 -- Houston TranStar today advised that all main lanes of United States Highway 290 have been closed at Hegar Road due to a fatality accident involving a heavy truck. More
April 29, 2012 -- A Coast Guard flight crew has located two men who were reported missing between Brownsville, Texas and Tampico, Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico. More
April 29, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to receive public comments about projects included in $2 billion in statewide funding approved last week by the Texas Transportation Commission. More
April 28, 2012 -- The City of Galveston will close lanes along Harborside Drive beginning April 30 for construction of a redundant waterline to Pelican Island which is expected to be complete on June 1. More
April 28, 2012 -- The City of Galveston will close the intersection of 25th Street and Seawall Boulevard from April 29 through May 4 for paver installation. More
April 27, 2012 -- The Texas Transportation Commission of the Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday authorized TxDOT to advance the State Highway 288 and United States Highway 290 projects. More
April 27, 2012 -- The Texas Transportation Commission of the Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday voted to allocate $2 billion to communities across the state for various transportation projects. More
April 27, 2012 -- The Texas Transportation Commission has approved $3,478,000 in funding for Scholes International Airport at Galveston. More
April 26, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve the purchase of 22.5 acres of land on El Dorado Boulevard and Glenwest Drive, just west of Interstate Highway 45, for the development of a Clear Lake Park & Ride facility. More
April 26, 2012 -- Transportation consultant Barry Goodman of The Goodman Corporation at this morning's workshop meeting of Galveston City Council discussed two items on this evening's regular meeting agenda,including an interlocal agreement with the Galveston Housing Authority for 32 designated parking spaces at the Island Community Center for the Victory Lakes Park & Ride program. More
April 24, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to elevate Colonel Leonard Waterworth from interim executive director to the permanent position of executive director. More
April 23, 2012 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today provided an update on road closures at South Post Oak Road for reconstruction of a bridge over Sims Bayou. More
April 23, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation Houston District office today is holding a press conference and safety awareness fair in observance of National Work Zone Awareness Week. More
April 20, 2012 -- Island Connect is expanding its Park and Ride services at Victory Lakes in League City, with shuttle service to Galveston launching on Monday. More
April 17, 2012 -- The City of Sugar Land recently began installing the first of its new "wayfinding" signs, to help motorists find their way to the city's venues, such as the new Constellation Field minor league baseball stadium. More
April 16, 2012 -- Suderman Stevedores and the Port of Galveston will host the first Texas Livestock Summit on May 3 at the San Luis Hotel in Galveston. More
April 16, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that it will be graduating its first class of students in a new leadership development program formed in partnership with the University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business. More
April 16, 2012 -- The City of La Porte Municipal Court recently received a 2012 Traffic Safety Award from the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center for the court's contribution to traffic safety. More
April 16, 2012 -- The second Island Connect park and ride serving Galveston County mainland cities and Galveston Island will start Monday, April 30, 2012. More
April 13, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will participate in a synchronized counter-terrorism exercise today More
April 12, 2012 -- William P. Hobby Airport in Houston will host Hobby Fest 2012 on April 21, featuring views of vintage aircraft, games and other activities. More
April 12, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host Houston's Bike to Work Day on Friday. More
April 12, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will conduct several business opportunity information meetings around the state during the month of April. More
April 09, 2012 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Monday released a statement regarding the proposed international service at Hobby Airport. More
April 09, 2012 -- The Houston Airport System supports Southwest Airlines' effort to launch international service at Houston's Hobby Airport. More
April 05, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve the design of the Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal that has previously been approved by Galveston Historical Foundation and the Galveston Landmark Commission. More
April 05, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission in a special meeting on Wednesday voted unanimously to award a purchase order to repair a fire boat that was damaged in March and also voted to move forward on a change from a defined benefits pension plan to a defined contribution plan. More
April 04, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will hold the next Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off event on April 14 across the state; Registration is currently open. More
April 02, 2012 -- Phyllis Saathoff has been named interim executive port director/CEO of Port Freeport, Texas, following the retirement of A.J. “Pete” Reixach Jr. More
April 02, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves held a special meeting this morning to authorize Port Director Michael Mierzwa to enter into a contract with a provider of electricity for the port. More
March 31, 2012 -- The Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas race will take place in Galveston on Sunday; The City of Galveston has issued traffic advisories for the day. More
March 30, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close the Interstate Highway 610 North Loop westbound frontage road between East T.C. Jester and West T.C. Jester during the weekend to demolish a portion of the frontage road bridge over White Oak Bayou. More
March 29, 2012 -- Harris County Precinct Two issued a reminder that the Washburn Tunnel will be closed again during the weekend due to repairs at the tunnel's northern entrance. More
March 28, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will totally close all eastbound mainlanes of IH 10 East Freeway between US 59 Eastex and Gregg Street near downtown Houston over the weekend for repairs. More
March 28, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of the Houston Arts Alliance's "Working the Port" project. More
March 27, 2012 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that, effective April 3, the curbside check-in operation for Southwest Airlines at William P. Hobby Airport will be moved to its previous location along the west end of the upper-level roadway. More
March 27, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that it will close the westbound mainlanes of North Loop 610 from Ella to the Interstate Highway 610/United States Highway 290 on Wednesday to allow for the removal of two overhead sign structures. More
March 27, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont today closed Brooklyn Street at Madison Avenue's southbound approach due to a water line replacement project. More
March 26, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve two items regarding the development of a Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal at 25th Street and The Strand, including a revised letter of intent between the port and the City of Galveston subject to the port’s final acquisition of the property located at 2414-2418 Strand; and a ground lease agreement with the city for development of the terminal, subject to final acquisition of the property. More
March 26, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that $285 million of the METRORail expansion project is being spent on work performed by small, and mostly local, business enterprises through METRO's Small/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program. More
March 25, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program and to the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan Update to program $162 million of state bond funding for outbound improvements to the US 290/IH 610 interchange. More
March 24, 2012 -- A Texas Highway Patrol trooper died this morning in El Paso after a two-vehicle crash. More
March 23, 2012 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Morman has announced that the Washburn Tunnel will be closed for repairs during the next three weekends, with closures beginning tonight. More
March 23, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that multiple closures will take place during the weekend in the Houston area due to various street projects. More
March 22, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Houston Board of Directors today administered the oath of office to incoming board member Cindy Siegel. More
March 22, 2012 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership today hosted its 13th Annual State of the Counties Address, featuring updates by top county officials in Brazoria, Galveston and Harris Counties, at the Downtown Aquarium. More
March 22, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted 7-1, with Lisa Castañeda opposed to approve a project for the relocation of a tree designated as a memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to design and build a memorial within MacGregor Park, at a total cost not to exceed $750,000. More
March 20, 2012 -- The Port of Galveston Police Department is investigating the death of a member of the International Longshoremen's Association whose body was discovered in a port restroom this morning. More
March 19, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont has closed the northbound lane of Irving Avenue between Madison and Doucette avenues in order to replace a water line near the road. More
March 17, 2012 -- The Coast Guard responded to a grounded vessel on the Galveston jetties, Saturday. More
March 16, 2012 -- As work progresses on the IH 610/US 290 interchange, construction crews prepare to switch traffic this weekend on the IH 610 North Loop westbound frontage road from Ella to East T.C. Jester. More
March 16, 2012 -- United States Trade Representative Ambassador Ron Kirk spent Friday in Houston on a mission “to highlight the vast economic opportunities available to Texas through international trade and commerce and to reinforce the significance of the Port of Houston and the Houston Ship Channel to the local, state and national economies”. More
March 16, 2012 -- The Houston Maritime Museum on Thursday hosted a Siting Ceremony for its new home at the Port of Houston Authority’s Sam Houston Pavilion. More
March 16, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority on Wednesday set a new single-day ridership record for its METRORail service, with 70,611 passenger boardings. More
March 16, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County on Thursday announced that the construction for three new light-rail lines is more than 45 percent complete, and expected to end in time for 2014 service dates. More
March 16, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close the eastbound mainlanes of State Highway 225 from west of the Robin Street overpass to east of Tidal Road this weekend to completed repairs to the bridge-approach. More
March 15, 2012 -- Transportation consultant John Carrara updated the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on the development of the Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal at the northeast corner of The Strand and 25th Street. More
March 15, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has reported that weather forecasts for this evening and tomorrow as favorable, with fog conditions clear and traffic in ports throughout the region moving. More
March 14, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority has responded to a report by Harris County Purchasing Agent Kelly Johnson that was critical of the port’s purchasing practices. More
March 13, 2012 -- The Panama Canal Authority Board of Directors has announced the appointment of engineer Jorge Luis Quijano as the new Panama Canal Administrator. More
March 12, 2012 -- Harris County Precinct Two has announced that the Washburn Tunnel will be closed for repairs from March 16 through 19, March 23 through 26, and March 30 through April 2. More
March 11, 2012 -- The old railroad causeway drawbridge connecting Galveston Island to the Mainland, which has been replaced by a longer span to accommodate a wider channel and better clearance for marine traffic, is being prepared for a second life in California. More
March 09, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will provide free rides on the METRORail system on Sunday, courtesy of Reliant, as part of Go Tejano Day at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. More
March 09, 2012 -- Texas Department of Transportation will close the IH 10/Katy Freeway westbound exit ramp to TC Jester and westbound entrance ramp from Durham from March 12 through April 23 for construction. More
March 08, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that the METRORail expansion project will require temporary closure of the Buffalo Bayou waterway between Capitol and Rusk streets, with closures beginning March 19. More
March 08, 2012 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that heavy traffic is expected at both George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport during the Spring Break holiday, March 9-20. More
March 02, 2012 -- The City of Kemah has provided an update on the county road bond project work underway in the city. More
March 02, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority will reroute traffic around the Texas Avenue-Dowling Street intersection in downtown Houston beginning on Friday for rail construction; Detours on Austin and Caroline Streets at Capitol will begin on Sunday. More
March 02, 2012 -- The crossing at Shore Acres Blvd and Choate Road in the City of Shoreacres will be closed on Saturday. More
March 01, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has advised its members that fog conditions are expected to linger in the area until Saturday morning when a cold front is expected at or shortly after sunrise. More
February 29, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that ridership has increased for the sixth consecutive month. More
February 29, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that South Street between First and Gulf streets will be closed through Saturday for the replacement of railroad track at the track crossing. More
February 28, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted 6-0-1, with Steve Phelps recusing himself, to award a professional services contract for the rehabilitation of wharves 1 and 2 at Barbours Cut Terminal to Jacobs Engineering Group. More
February 28, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County issued a reminder of its transportation options for visitors to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which continues through March 18. More
February 27, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a six month development agreement with Transglobal Solutions and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners for a transload facility for bulk and/or general cargoes on the port’s property in Orange County. More
February 25, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday approved a resolution in support of several amendments to the 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program and the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan Update as well as a resolution in support of recommendations for use of Rider 42 Bond funds. More
February 24, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted 6-0-1, with Benjamin Holland abstaining, to compensate former port director Steve Cernak at a rate of $210 per hour plus expenses for consultation services (Correct). More
February 24, 2012 -- The northbound and southbound mainlanes of State Highway 146 at Port Road in east Harris County will be closed beginning tonight and continuing through the weekend for construction of a connector ramp. More
February 24, 2012 -- The City of Shoreacres has announced that the main lanes of Highway 146 will be closed at Port Road to both southbound and northbound traffic tonight through Monday. More
February 23, 2012 -- Galveston City Council met in workshop with transportation consultant Barry Goodman this morning to discuss the procurement process for the refurbishing of the Galveston trolley cars and tracks that were damaged during Hurricane Ike. More
February 23, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to re-elect Gilbert Garcia as chair of the board and Allen Watson as vice chair. More
February 22, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will provide an extended service schedule to offer shuttle service to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. More
February 18, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has posted a news release on the continuing project to maintain federally-authorized navigation channels along the Texas Gulf Coast. More
February 17, 2012 -- The first meeting of the new Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee was held on Friday at the Houston Pilots Office in Deer Park. More
February 16, 2012 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to support the restoration of the track trolley. More
February 16, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that repairs to the bridge deck for the Interstate Highway 10 connector to Interstate Highway 45 North in Houston have been completed early and that the connector is now open. More
February 16, 2012 -- The City of Shoreacres will hold a public hearing on February 27 to receive input regarding a proposal to place traffic humps on Miramar Drive. More
February 16, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a grand opening of its new HOT Lane on Interstate 45 South on Monday. More
February 16, 2012 -- The Houston Airport System on Wednesday announced the formation of the Texas Commercial Airports Association. More
February 15, 2012 -- Houston TranStar today reported that two main lanes of southbound U.S. 59 Southwest Freeway at Bellaire Boulevard remain closed due to an emergency repair to an expansion joint between the lanes. More
February 15, 2012 -- The new railroad bridge alongside the new Galveston Causeway was put into place on Tuesday. More
February 15, 2012 -- Port of Galveston Director Steve Cernak, who is leaving to become chief executive/port director for Port Everglades in Florida, visited with Guidry News Service after the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves named Michael Mierzwa as the new port director. More
February 14, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to promote Deputy Port Director Michael Mierzwa to the position of permanent port director with an annual salary of $220,000. More
February 13, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont today closed 18th Street from McFadden Avenue to Calder Avenue for construction. More
February 10, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has launched the Teen Click It or Ticket campaign. More
February 10, 2012 -- A City of Beaumont van will begin detailed data collection on the city streets. More
February 09, 2012 -- The City of Kemah today provided an update on ongoing street projects in the city. More
February 09, 2012 -- The Lynchberg Ferry is operating at limited capacity while the Sterling ferry boat is in dry dock for an inspection. More
February 08, 2012 -- The City of Shoreacres has released an update on its street and drainage survey work. More
February 08, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close the Interstate Highway 10 westbound connector ramp to Interstate Highway 45 in Houston beginning Friday in order to repair the bridge, which has shifted in position over time. More
February 08, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that it will move forward with a design-build strategy for the next sections of the Grand Parkway, which includes segments of the new toll road in Harris and Montgomery counties. More
February 08, 2012 -- As Gulf Coast ports prepare for the expansion of the Panama Canal, East Coast ports appear to be engaged in infighting and regional competition. Jim Guidry has posted a commentary on the issue. More
February 03, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed William "Bill" Elliott of Ravenna to the North Texas Tollway Authority Board of Directors. More
February 03, 2012 -- The City of Kemah today provided an update regarding construction on road projects underway in the city. More
February 03, 2012 -- Hemlock Street in Beaumont will be closed between Madison Avenue and Doucette Avenue beginning Monday due to the replacement of a water line. More
February 03, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will close its METRORail service on Saturday due to continuing construction at the Texas Children's Hospital. More
February 02, 2012 -- A major accident at I-10 Westbound at Donigan Road in Houston will affect the afternoon rush period. Travelers are urged to choose another route or time. More
February 02, 2012 -- Phase one of a $1 billion renovation project is underway at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
February 02, 2012 -- The City of Galveston has provided street closures and safety information for festivities during Mardi Gras! Galveston, which begins February 10. More
February 01, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard on Tuesday officially broke ground for its new facility at Ellington Field. More
January 31, 2012 -- The City of Galveston will begin demolition on February 6 at the east side of Holiday Drive between Haborside Drive and Albacore Avenue to install a new waterline to Pelican Island. More
January 31, 2012 -- The Fourth Annual Harris County International Trade & Transportation Conference was held today in Houston. More
January 30, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that Liberty Avenue from First Street to 11th Street will be closed from Tuesday through February 7. More
January 28, 2012 -- The City of Pasadena recently started Phase I of an expansion and improvement project for Fairmont Parkway. More
January 27, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to elect new officers for 2012. More
January 27, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont today is closing sections of Glasshouse Street and Silver Street for routine maintenance. More
January 27, 2012 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett today announced the county will host the Fourth Annual Harris County International Trade & Transportation Conference on January 31 at the InterContinental Houston Hotel. More
January 27, 2012 -- The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved 75 miles per hour designations for 1,500 miles of interstate highways. More
January 26, 2012 -- The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Transit Authority approved service changes today and retained three routes originally proposed for discontinuation: 30 Clinton, 48 Navigation (Pleasantville branch) and 49 Chimney Rock. More
January 26, 2012 -- The METRO Board of Directors met today. News Release
January 24, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to approve a demolition and redevelopment plan for several “unproductive and obsolete” properties located on the Houston Ship Channel or near the Turning Basin. More
January 23, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Monday presented Montgomery County Commissioner Ed Chance with the Road Hand Award. More
January 23, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston Airport System today attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new south concourse for Terminal B at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
January 23, 2012 -- The City of Friendswood will host a town hall meeting on Thursday to provide information about the upcoming construction along Blackhawk Boulevard. More
January 23, 2012 -- The Galveston Livable Communities Initiative was a subject at two public meetings at Galveston City Hall last week. More
January 21, 2012 -- The City of Houston has reached a $4.78 million settlement of the lawsuit filed by American Traffic Solutions regarding the red light camera program. More
January 21, 2012 -- Texas Department of Transportation on Friday opened all lanes of FM 2234 between SH 288 and FM 521/Almeda Road. More
January 20, 2012 -- The Harris County Flood Control District will close the northbound Hiram Clarke Road bridge and the Buxley Street pedestrian bridge on January 23 for construction. More
January 20, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly expanded section of Staffordshire/Stafford Road in Stafford. More
January 20, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transporation has announced that multiple southbound lanes of Interstate Highway 45 from Little York Road to Parker Road in Houston will be closed beginning today at 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. on Monday. More
January 19, 2012 -- Port of Galveston Director Steve Cernak has confirmed to Guidry News Service that he has been offered the position of Chief Executive/Port Director for Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. More
January 19, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday for the Terminal B Redevelopment Project at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
January 19, 2012 -- Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski and University of Texas Medical Branch President Dr. David Callender hosted a meeting of interested stakeholders in the greater Downtown/UTMB corridor at Galveston City Hall on Wednesday. More
January 18, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday for the Staffordshire/Stafford Road expansion in Stafford. More
January 13, 2012 -- Houston TranStar has reported that the main lanes of United States Highway 290 Eastbound at Beltway 8 have been closed due to an incident involving two heavy trucks with spilled hydraulic fluid. More
January 13, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, in a special meeting held today, voted to move forward with steps in the acquisition, development and operation of an intermodal transportation terminal adjacent to the Shearn Moody Plaza Parking Garage, including the execution of a purchase and sale agreement with 2418 Strand Corp., LLC. More
January 12, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close three northbound mainlanes on IH 45 North Freeway from Parker Road to Little York Road over the weekend for bridge repairs. More
January 12, 2012 -- Galveston City Council this afternoon will consider an amendment to the city’s existing interlocal agreement with Gulf Coast Center for the provision of a park and ride transit service to the University of Texas Medical Branch/Victory Lakes Park & Ride facility that is under construction in League City. More
January 12, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that it is entering into an agreement with the Harris County Toll Road Authority for use of electronic tags at METRO's new High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes. More
January 12, 2012 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting the City of Galveston’s request to the United States Congress to protect existing small urbanized area status. More
January 10, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission approved a $214.8 million operating budget for 2012. More
January 09, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves has scheduled a special meeting on Friday to consider purchase of the property at the northeast corner of 25th Street and The Strand for the development of an the Downtown Transportation Terminal. More
January 09, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is urging drivers to use caution today due to flooding in the Houston area. More
January 09, 2012 -- The City of Missouri City has reported flooding on several streets and power outages due to today's storms, and is advising residents to stay home, if possible. More
January 09, 2012 -- Update: The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has reported that normal service has resumed for the METRORail system as flood waters have receded along the light rail system. More
January 06, 2012 -- The City of Galveston today announced that limited overnight parking will be allowed along Seawall Boulevard during the first weekend of Mardi Gras this year. More
January 06, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is extending free rides on the METRORail to the Texans playoff game at Reliant Stadium on Saturday, with Reliant paying all light-rail fares during the game. More
January 05, 2012 -- Update: Houston TranStar has announced that North Beltway 8 at John F. Kennedy Boulevard has re-opened after being closed due to an incident involving two commercial trucks. More
December 29, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is offering free rides on both its bus and rail systems on New Year's Eve. More
December 27, 2011 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins have opened a new combo restaurant at the William P. Hobby Airport Central Concourse. More
December 21, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that the Columbia Tap Trail has re-opened. More
December 20, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Tuesday announced that the Texas Transportation Commission recently approved funding for the Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport. More
December 20, 2011 -- The University of Houston’s, Center for Logistics and Transportation Policy (CLTP), will begin the New Year by offering a one-week condensed Certificate in International Logistics (CIL), January 9 thru 14. More
December 20, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve the final list of names for 24 rail stations along the North, Southeast and East End Lines. More
December 20, 2011 -- The Houston Airport System has provided holiday travel tips for George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport, which are expected to receive more than two million passengers during the 2011 holiday travel period. More
December 20, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that ridership has increased by 5.7 percent in November when compared to November 2010. More
December 19, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced its service schedule for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. More
December 16, 2011 -- Representatives of the Texas Department of Transportation today updated the Houston-Galveston Area Transportation Policy Council on the Houston-Austin Intercity Rail Study. More
December 16, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has posted an update on fog conditions on the Texas Gulf/Louisiana Gulf Coast for its members. More
December 15, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a $24.4 million budget for 2012, which includes a three percent across the board pay increase for the port’s 91 full time employees and 11 part time employees. More
December 15, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will place on display buses decorated for the holiday season. More
December 14, 2011 -- The eastbound lanes of the 610 North Loop at Interstate 45 North are expected to be closed until 10:30 a.m. today due to an incident involving a fuel spill. More
December 13, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding with the Houston Maritime Museum to locate the museum on port property at the Turning Basin. More
December 13, 2011 -- Port of Houston Authority Chair Jim Edmonds announced at the beginning of today’s PHA Commission meeting that Harris County District Attorney Patricia Lykos has exonerated CEO Alec Dreyer of any wrongdoing regarding use of the MV Sam Houston for a special tour in April; and he also announced that Dreyer has notified the commission that he is not seeking reappointment to his post. More
December 12, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Wednesday will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new direct connectors at IH 10 West and SH 99. More
December 12, 2011 -- The City of Missouri City has installed new dynamic message signs along Highway 6 to provide drivers with real-time information. More
December 08, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has posted a news release featuring "12 Twinkling Stories of Transit!". More
December 07, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard is responding to a partially collapsed retaining wall at Enterprise dock 11 at the Port of Texas City. More
December 07, 2011 -- The Manatee County Port Authority has hired Carlos Buqueras as Port Manatee's next executive director. More
December 07, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that multiple southbound lanes of United States Highway 59 between Montrose and Kirby in Houston will be closed during the weekend for work on an overpass at Kirby. More
December 07, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday appointed Linda Ryan Thomas as presiding officer of the North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority. More
December 07, 2011 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport will receive its first A380 passenger jet in August with carrier Lufthansa's upgraded service for its Houston to Frankfurt flights. More
December 06, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation's Houston District maintenance staff will begin their annual inspections and preparations of equipment on Wednesday for response to winter weather conditions on roads in the Houston area. More
December 02, 2011 -- The White Oak Hike and Bike Trail along T.C. Jester, underneath the IH 610 North Loop, will be closed while construction on the IH 610 North Loop progresses through the area beginning at 5 a.m. on Monday. More
December 02, 2011 -- The City of League City will begin installation of new left turn signals, which feature a flashing yellow signal arrow, on December 6 at several intersections along FM 518. More
December 01, 2011 -- The City of League City has announced detours and road closures to take place on Saturday for the Holiday in the Park Festival and Parade. More
November 30, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today voted unanimously to authorize President and CEO George Greanias to negotiate, execute and deliver a modification to the design-build contract with HRT, reducing the not-to-exceed contract amount to $1.258 billion for the expansion of METRORail. More
November 29, 2011 -- METRO on Monday signed $900 million Full Funding Grant Agreements for its North and Southeast rail lines; METRO also recently accepted a CAF USA contract. More
November 29, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation and the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County report that motorists can now access the newly constructed US 290 westbound diamond lane from Eldridge Parkway to Skinner Road. More
November 29, 2011 -- The City of Seabrook today announced that work will begin on street improvements to El Mar Lane in January, resulting in controlled traffic along the street during the entire project. More
November 28, 2011 -- The Board of Directors of the Houston Maritime Museum has announced that Diane Lipton has been named Director of Development. More
November 28, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement regarding the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County's announcement of federal funding for METRO's light rail expansion. More
November 28, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today hosted a special signing ceremony for two federal grants, totaling $900 million, to be used in the expansion of METRO's light rail system. More
November 23, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced its Thanksgiving holiday service schedule. More
November 22, 2011 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that more than 8 million passengers are expected to pass through George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airports during the 2011 holiday season. More
November 22, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a signing ceremony on November 28 for a federal grant to fund Houston's light rail expansion project. More
November 21, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that Dowlen Road will be closed from the Eastex Freeway to Ridge Lane beginning on Tuesday for routine road maintenance. More
November 21, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to enter into a non-binding letter of intent with the City of Galveston concerning the Downtown Intermodal Transit Terminal and to instruct port staff to initiate discussions with Mitchell Historic Properties concerning the possible acquisition of the parking lot at the northwest corner of 25th Street and Strand. More
November 19, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard rescued three people after their boat capsized in East Bay today. More
November 18, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has dedicated the new John W. Johnson Ferry at the headquarters of the TxDOT Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry System. More w/Video
November 18, 2011 -- Galveston City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to sell the city-owned Shearn Moody Plaza Parking Garage to the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves for $3,001,012.42; and also voted unanimously to approve a letter of intent between the wharves board and the city for the development of the Downtown Intermodal Terminal, subject to a ground lease and development and facilities agreement with the port. More
November 18, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Police Officers recently responded to a heart attack victim in Houston who had fallen onto the tracks near a light rail station. More
November 18, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has scheduled multiple closures to take place over the weekend for roadway and bridge maintenance on US 59 Southwest Freeway southbound at Kirby. More
November 17, 2011 -- Galveston City Council today will consider City Manager Tom Muehlenbeck’s recommendation that it award the $3,001,012.42 bid of the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves for the purchase of the Shearn Moody Plaza Parking Garage; and also will consider for approval a letter of intent between the wharves board and the city for the development of the Downtown Intermodal Terminal on property currently owned by Mitchell Historic Properties. More
November 16, 2011 -- Members of the Port of Houston Authority Commission, sitting as the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Ports of Harris County on Tuesday voted unanimously to grant a two and one-half percent rate increase for the pilots, but to limit the increase to one year rather than nine percent over the three years that was requested. More
November 15, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves in a special meeting on Monday held an extensive public discussion of the pending sale of the city-owned Shearn Moody Plaza Parking Garage, as well as an executive session to discuss new "parameters" for negotiation. More
November 14, 2011 -- Local and state officials welcomed Carnival Cruise Lines' newest ship, the 3,690-passenger Carnival Magic, to its new year-round homeport of Galveston on Sunday. More
November 13, 2011 -- Carnival Cruise Lines' newest ship, the 3,690-passenger Carnival Magic, has arrived at its year-round homeport of Galveston. More
November 11, 2011 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to modify the district’s contract with Klotz Associates for the Hempstead Corridor Commuter Rail Feasibility Study More
November 10, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation reports that total closures of both the westbound and eastbound mainlanes of IH 10 Katy Freeway at SH 99 are scheduled to take place over the weekend. More
November 10, 2011 -- Metropolitan Transit Authority President and CEO George Greanias announced at Wednesday's Greater Houston Partnership State of METRO Address that on Monday federal officials will be in town for the signing of $4 billion Full Funding Grant Agreements for the North and Southeast rail lines. More
November 10, 2011 -- The City of Sugar Land will offer the "Sugar Land Holiday Express", a pilot project providing shuttle transportation for shoppers in the city's retail district, beginning November 25 and continuing through January 1. More
November 09, 2011 -- PortVision of Houston on Wednesday announced that it has extended its TerminalSmart offering for marine terminals to include a comprehensive Dock Management module. More
November 09, 2011 -- The Houston Airport System will host Hobby Airport Community Day on Saturday, with officials and volunteers working to improve the appearance of Monroe Road. More
November 03, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard reports that marine salvage contractors have have suspended operations for the removal of damaged containers aboard the motor vessel Elka Apollon, a 799-foot chemical tanker that was involved in a vessel collision near the Bayport Ship Channel. More
November 03, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will begin a repaving project on Monday at Seawall Boulevard in Galveston. More
November 02, 2011 -- The City of Missouri City has issued a reminder that a public meeting regarding the FM 1092/Murphy Road Access Management Study will be held on Thursday at the Missouri City Community Center. More
November 02, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that it has received the Gold Leadership Circle Award from the Texas Comptroller's Office based on METRO's efforts to improve financial transparency online. More
October 31, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that it has received approval for the funding of several projects along the U.S. 290 Corridor. More
October 31, 2011 -- The City of Galveston today announced road closures and other information related to the Lone Star Motorcyle Rally, which takes place Thursday through Sunday. More
October 31, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program to include the 2010 Call for Projects and Proposition 12 Bond Program Projects. More
October 30, 2011 -- The Coast Guard has responded to a collision between a container ship and chemical tanker at the Bayport Ship Channel and Houston Ship Channel intersection. More
October 29, 2011 -- Local and federal dignitaries turned out for the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Texas City Channel Deepening Project today. More
October 28, 2011 -- The United States Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration recently appointed Brian Hill as the Director of the Western Gulf Gateway Office based in Houston. More
October 28, 2011 -- A delegation from Galveston, including Mayor Joe Jaworski and Council Member Dianna Puccetti visited Washington, D.C,. this week. More
October 27, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Wednesday hosted a State of the Port Address by Port of Houston Authority Chair Jim Edmonds. More
October 27, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today held a swearing in ceremony for Lisa Gonzales Castañeda, who joins the board of directors as Harris County's appointee. More
October 26, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a professional services contract to Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation for Barbours Cut Terminal program management services, in an amount not to exceed $3 million. More
October 25, 2011 -- The Houston Airport System will launch a $6 million improvement project to the ticket-level entrance ramp at William P. Hobby Airport on Wednesday. More
October 24, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a tax abatement for Lucite International, Inc. for a development in the Beaumont/Jefferson County Reinvestment Zone. More
October 24, 2011 -- Houston TranStar today announced that it has received two national awards for its anonymous travel time information system. More
October 21, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday appointed Jeff Austin, III of Tyler to the Texas Transportation Commission. More
October 21, 2011 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that the upper level roadway and drop-off ramp at William P. Hobby Airport will be shut down beginning October 26 and remain closed for approximately one year due to a pavement replacement project. More
October 21, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Audit Task Force met with two representatives of the Harris County Auditor’s Office today to discuss audit services that the county can provide to the port; and also discussed a new "whistleblower policy" that will be considered by the task force at its next meeting. More
October 21, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has issued a reminder that METRORail service will be shut down starting tonight and remaining closed through Sunday due to continuing construction of a bridge at the Texas Children's Hospital. More
October 21, 2011 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership hosted a presentation by Perry Fowler, director of the Heavy, Municipal and Utilities divisions of the Associated General Contractors of Texas, on Proposition 2 on the November ballot; and a presentation by Alan Clark, manager of the transportation and air quality programs for the Houston-Galveston Area Council, who spoke on “Transportation and Air Quality”. More
October 20, 2011 -- John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation told the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee that negotiations between the city and the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves concerning the sale of the city-owned Shearn Moody Plaza Parking Garage to the port are making progress. More
October 19, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced total closures of both the westbound and eastbound mainlanes of IH 10/Katy Freeway at SH 99 in Houston over the weekend for the installation of steel bridge girders for the interchange. More
October 19, 2011 -- The City of League City will implement the first phase of construction for the Louisiana Street Paving and Drainage Project beginning on October 24, resulting in lane closures along portions of Louisiana Avenue and Louisiana Street. More
October 18, 2011 -- The United States Department of Transportation announced the distribution of almost a billion dollars in public-transit funding on Monday, including funding for projects in Galveston, the Woodlands and other areas of Texas. More
October 17, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation recently launched a new web application to streamline crash data reporting. More
October 17, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced the appointment of Michael W. Alford as the new Houston District Engineer effective November 1. More
October 14, 2011 -- Houston TranStar issued an advisory that five westbound lanes of the North Sam Houston Tollway at the North Sam Plaza are closed due to an incident that occurred this morning. More
October 14, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close FM 1765 between Delaney Road and FM 2004 in La Marque beginning on Monday to replace a bridge over a drainage ditch. More
October 14, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that Calder Avenue will have one-way traffic flow traveling westbound from West Lucas Drive to Phelan Boulevard, beginning on Monday. More
October 13, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that the previously scheduled rail interruption for this weekend has been cancelled; METRORail will operate on a normal schedule this weekend. More
October 13, 2011 -- Transportation consultant Barry Goodman met with Galveston City Council this morning to discuss a request that the award of a bid for the purchase of the Shearn Moody Plaza Parking Garage be extended for 30 days, changing the ending date to November 26, 2011. More
October 13, 2011 -- The Houston Ship Channel Security District on Tuesday approved a new agreement with the Port of Houston Authority. More
October 12, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is investigating a fatal accident on Tuesday involving one of METRO's light-rail vehicle technicians. More
October 07, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont will close Circuit Drive at Calder Avenue beginning Monday and continuing for approximately two weeks. More
October 07, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today named Ted Houghton of El Paso as chair of the Texas Transportation Commission. More
October 07, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close multiple lanes of Interstate Highway 45 from Tidwell to the IH 610 North Loop during the weekend for roadway maintenance. More
October 04, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today is investigating the collision of a METRORail train with a dump truck at Capitol and Main. More
October 03, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday awarded Steve Huffman, president of G&H Towing, a certificate of recognition for being the first company in the Houston-Galveston Captain of the Port zone to earn safety decals for 100 percent of their towing vessels. More
October 02, 2011 -- The City of Missouri City will hold a community meeting on a proposed permanent METRO Park & Ride facility on October 11 at Hightower High School. More
September 30, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will provide free rides on the METRORail to patrons attending Houston Texans home games. More
September 30, 2011 -- Texas Motor Transportation Association President and CEO John D. Esparza on Thursday applauded the appointment of Phil Wilson as the new executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation. More
September 29, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston set a record for load out of livestock in any one shipment from a US port on September 21 when the MV Ocean Drover, a ship carrying 5,585 head of cattle departed the Port of Galveston for the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk, Russia. More
September 29, 2011 -- The METRO Board of Directors today gave the green light to purchase 39 light-rail vehicles from CAF USA (U.S. subsidiary of Spain’s Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles) for light-rail lines currently under construction in Houston. More
September 29, 2011 -- The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today voted unanimously to approve a $430 million budget for FY2012 this morning following a public hearing on the spending package. More
September 28, 2011 -- Houston TranStar has received the 2011 Digital Government Achievement Award from the Center for Digital Government for its Anonymous Wireless Address Matching travel time information system. More
September 28, 2011 -- The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday determined that the failure of the vessel Eagle Otome's first pilot to correct for sheering motions was the probable cause of the collision of the ship with the cargo vessel Gulf Arrow and the Dixie Vengeance tow boat in January. More
September 27, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority today voted unanimously to select Dannenbaum Engineering as the provider of services for the Barbours Cut Terminal project and to negotiate a professional services contract for program management for the project. More
September 27, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted unanimously to enter into a lease with the State of Texas for submerged land adjacent to Piers 16-18 and to proceed with a construction contract for renovations to the Del Monte facility. More
September 26, 2011 -- The City of Kemah will close a portion of Texas Avenue on Tuesday due to construction. More
September 25, 2011 -- Reporters from the Houston and Galveston area, as well as other media representatives on the space beat who participated by telephone conference call, on Friday were briefed on the Orion spacecraft now being tested and built at NASA and Lockheed Martin facilities in Webster. More
September 25, 2011 -- Bobby Wright, executive director of the Galveston County Emergency Communication District, has posted a message urging drivers to not text and drive and to discourage others from doing so. More
September 24, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted 20-2, with Harris County Engineer Art Storey and Galveston County Commissioner Ken Clark opposed, to approve amendments to the 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program and the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan Update. More
September 24, 2011 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will convene at its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday but the public meeting start time has been moved up one hour and the meeting order has been changed. The Pilot Board meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the Port Commission meeting will begin at 8:05 a.m. More
September 22, 2011 -- Galveston City Council today held a workshop discussion with Dancie Perugini Ware about the Island Transit Marketing and Identity Program and with transportation consultant Barry Goodman about the Livable Communities Initiative and the Downtown Transportation Terminal. More
September 22, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will suspend its METRORail service Friday through Sunday due to ongoing construction of a pedestrian bridge over Fannin Street. More
September 22, 2011 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership meeting on Wednesday featured a presentation by Port of Houston Authority Chief Executive Officer Alec Dreyer. More
September 20, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a forum on sustainable transportation strategies on September 30 in Houston. More
September 20, 2011 -- Update: METRORail is running back to normal. More
September 19, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Procurement Task Force today held a spirited discussion of several issues, but deferred action on all of them until future meetings. More
September 16, 2011 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution of support for the Gulf Coast Center’s request to the Houston-Galveston Area Council for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funding for the Victory Lakes Park and Ride Program. More
September 16, 2011 -- The City of Kemah will close a section of 9th Street at Bradford on Saturday. More
September 16, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday to mark the beginning of construction of the Grand Parkway from Interstate 10 to U.S. Highway 290. More
September 14, 2011 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 3-2, with Patrick Doyle and Stephen Holmes opposed, to reverse its five percent reduction of the salaries of the members of the commissioners court and elimination of their car allowances. More
September 12, 2011 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday will consider an interlocal agreement with the Gulf Coast Center for the development of a pedestrian/transit master plan. More
September 09, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership and Texas Transportation Institute on Thursday hosted the 2011 Induction Ceremony and luncheon honoring Drayton McLane, Jr., Chairman of McLane Group, L.P., “for his contribution to transportation in Texas”. More
September 09, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has closed the Loop 404 Bridge in Montgomery County at White Oak Creek through November 1 for demolition and reconstruction of the bridge, which was originally built in 1948. More
September 08, 2011 -- METRO will observe a moment of silence at noon on Sunday to mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11. More
September 08, 2011 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has completed his review of the Port of Houston Authority, which was conducted at the request of Harris County Commissioner Jack Morman. More
September 05, 2011 -- DPS Director Steven C. McCraw has named Luis Gonzalez the new Assistant Director/Chief of the Texas Highway Patrol. More
September 02, 2011 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department and the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County are encouraging residents and visitors to avoid traffic this Labor Day Weekend and ride the METRORail to Hermann Park. More
September 02, 2011 -- The City of Sugar Land will close the southbound lanes of Dulles Avenue between Avenue E and U.S. Highway 90A beginning September 6 due to road construction. More
September 02, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today introduced a METRORail train with a wrap design promoting the Museum District. More
September 01, 2011 -- The City of La Porte will present the results of a traffic study conducted for Main Street during the Planning and Zoning Commission's September 15 meeting. More
September 01, 2011 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s August 31 Business Development Report for the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership includes an update on several new developments at Ellington International Airport. More
August 31, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a reception on September 13 to showcase the final art designs of the East End, North and Southeast lines of the METRORail, part of the "Arts in Transit" program. More
August 31, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation advised motorists that legislation allowing for the creation of a 75 mile per hour speed limit takes effect on Thursday, but that the new speed limits are not effective until signage posting the increased limit is installed. More
August 30, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont today will begin traffic sign installation to temporarily convert Doucette Street to a one-way street between Irving and Carroll Streets as part of the Madison Street reconstruction project. More
August 30, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission on Monday held a workshop to hear presentations by Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation, Klotz Associates and Moffatt & Nichol, the short list of firms that responded to a request for qualifications for Barbours Cut Terminal Program Management Services. More
August 29, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard has reopened all ports along the East Coast Monday as waterway assessments and verification of aids to navigation continue after Hurricane Irene caused major disruptions to the maritime transportation system. More
August 29, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today approved three year contracts with two one year options with Motiva Enterprises and Conoco Phillips for fuel for METRO vehicles under a purchasing partnership with the City of Houston, which officials say will save the taxpayers $705,000 over the five year period. More
August 28, 2011 -- The Coast Guard assisted four boaters after their vessel lost steering and washed against the rocks on the north jetty in Galveston on Saturday. More
August 27, 2011 -- The Coast Guard rescued three people after their helicopter made an emergency landing approximately 10 miles from Sabine Pass on Saturday. More
August 26, 2011 -- John Barton, who on Thursday was named interim executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation, today updated the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Council on development of SH 99, the Grand Parkway. More
August 26, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Monday will hold a workshop to hear presentations by Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation, Klotz Associates and Moffatt & Nichol who are responding to a request for qualifications for Barbours Cut Terminal Program Management Services. More
August 26, 2011 -- The City of League City will host the Clear Lake International Triathlon on Saturday, and is reminding motorists of possible traffic impacts due to road closures associated with the event. More
August 25, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont today initiated one-way, westbound only traffic on Calder Avenue between West Lucas Drive and Phelan Boulevard. More
August 24, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced the launch of its web site and citizen outreach efforts for input on the development of the I-69 Texas system. More
August 23, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to purchase three high-tech fireboats at a total price not to exceed $14,970,000 using $11,227,500 in Port Security Grant Program funds awarded by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and 25 percent PHA matching funds, in an amount not to exceed $3,742,500. More
August 22, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted 6-0-1, with Dianna Puccetti, the ex-officio representative of the city council, abstaining, to take two actions related to the Shearn Moody Plaza Parking Garage. More
August 21, 2011 -- Beginning at 5 a.m. on Monday motorists will be able to access the newly constructed US 290 eastbound diamond lane from Skinner Road to the high occupancy vehicle lane (HOV) entrance at Eldridge Parkway. More
August 19, 2011 -- Missouri City and METRO celebrated the new "Highway 6 Park & Ride partnership" on Friday. More
August 19, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has extended hours for its Ridestore during the month of August due to the upcoming school year. More
August 18, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will temporarily shut down METRORail service between its Preston and UH-Downtown stations on Sunday due to work related to extending the North Line. More
August 18, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Wednesday met in executive session to discuss allegations that a former member of the wharves board held an undisclosed interest in a parking lot that competed with the port’s cruise terminal parking lots, while he was a trustee, and has referred the issue to Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady. More
August 18, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has launched its second art contest to select artwork to be featured on the towers of the three ferry boats in the Port Aransas ferry system. More
August 18, 2011 -- Transportation consultant John Carrara told the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee that the Galveston Landmark Commission has signed off on the proposed Livable Communities Initiative Downtown Transportation Terminal, but that additional permissions remain to be granted. More
August 18, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday for the launch of a new Park & Ride facility in Missouri City. More
August 17, 2011 -- The Coast Guard is responding to the report of a collision in the Houston Ship Channel. More
August 17, 2011 -- United States Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that Texas has been awarded $6.7 million in grants to fund various highway projects, including $1.1 million for construction of a pedestrian bridge at Bringhurst Street in Houston. More
August 16, 2011 -- A new METRO Park & Ride commuter option will begin for Missouri City and area residents who work in the Texas Medical Center or downtown Houston on August 22. More
August 16, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Texas Department of Transportation will host a public meeting on August 31 in Missouri City to receive comments on the FM 1092 Access Management Study. More
August 15, 2011 -- Mayor Annise Parker will ask Houston City Council on Wednesday to allow her to turn off the controversial red light cameras. More
August 12, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont will close a portion of Comstock Road between Doris and Rebecca streets beginning Thursday to make drainage improvements. More
August 12, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that it has no intention of selling property at the southwest corner of United States Highway 59 and Kingwood, and will be preserved as green space. More
August 12, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County on Wednesday poured concrete to begin construction of the 6.6 mile Southwest Light Rail Line which will begin near Dynamo Stadium, run to Palm Center and then to near the University of Houston Central Campus. More
August 11, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that its Airport Direct service will end on August 20. More
August 10, 2011 -- The Houston Police Department, the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the Texas Department of Transportation and Mothers Against Drunk Driving announced a joint initiative today to remind motorists there are "no excuses" for driving while intoxicated this Labor Day holiday weekend. More
August 09, 2011 -- The intersection of Calder Avenue and Ridgeland Street in Beaumont will closed through Friday due to construction related to the Calder Avenue Drainage Project. More
August 08, 2011 -- Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur was recently selected to receive the National Defense Transportation Association Military Unit Award. More
August 08, 2011 -- George Greanias, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, returned to work today following a one week suspension for visiting "adult" websites via METRO's Internet system. More
August 04, 2011 -- Galveston City Council, in an emergency meeting, voted unanimously to award a $38,885 contract to Mercer Construction for emergency repairs on a drainage culvert collapse on Broadway Boulevard. More
August 04, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont has closed a portion of Hunter Street between MLK Parkway and Jim Gilligan Way for repairs to a pipeline. More
August 03, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that the North Main Street Bridge will be closed beginning August 8 for the construction of bridges for the light-rail expansion on the new North Line. More
August 02, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a public meeting and open house on August 16 to receive comments on the updated Regionally Coordinated Transportation Plan. More
August 02, 2011 -- A southbound lane at the intersection of East Virginia Street and University Drive in Beaumont will be closed beginning today for the installation of a new junction manhole box drain. More
August 01, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, in a special meeting today, met in executive session to discuss possible avenues to collect insurance proceeds from claims associated with Hurricane Ike, but took no action regarding the item. More
July 31, 2011 -- Local elected officials participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the US 290 Program construction on Saturday. More
July 30, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard has opened the ports of Brownsville, Corpus Christi and Victoria to all commercial traffic after Tropical Storm Don. More
July 29, 2011 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Ports of Galveston and Texas City Friday approved, without objection, the addition of a fuel adjustment charge based on actual pilot boat fuel costs for servicing ships arriving from or leaving to the Gulf, a $50 increase in the fee for moving an oil rig, and a small increase in the "safety and education" fee. More
July 29, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has released the message that President and CEO George Greanias submitted to METRO employees regarding his one week suspension. Letter
July 29, 2011 -- Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves Chair Roland Bassett was the featured speaker at this week’s meeting of the Galveston Kiwanis Club. More
July 29, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday for the start of construction on the US 290 Corridor Program at the Interstate Highway 610/US 290 interchange. More
July 28, 2011 -- The Texas Transportation Commission today awarded three of four contracts for Segment E of SH 99/Grand Parkway. More
July 28, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is continuing to monitor Tropical Storm Don, which is expected to make landfall late Friday night south of the Houston District More
July 28, 2011 -- Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Chair Gilbert Garcia today announced that METRO President and CEO George Greanias has been suspended for one week, without pay, effective immediately, for violation of METRO policies on the use of electronic communications - specifically to access "adult content" on the Internet. More
July 26, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to authorize staff to advertise and receive proposals for group employee benefits insurance coverage for PHA employees, eligible retirees and eligible dependents of both, effective 2012; and to terminate group employee benefits insurance coverage for port commissioners and family members who have such coverage effective August 1, 2011 More
July 26, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that the City of Houston has requested that METRO's board of directors vote to support a plan to create an underpass to separate light rail and vehicular traffic at Harrisburg and Hughes streets for the East End Line. More
July 25, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to accept the portfolio performance analysis report, investment performance report and investment detail of the Galveston Wharves Pension Plan from the Frost Bank Trust Department. More
July 24, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Committee on Friday voted unanimously to approve the 2012-2013 Unified Planning Work Program. More
July 23, 2011 -- The International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Houston, hosted a Salute to the Texas Maritime Academy at Texas A&M University at Galveston on Thursday, July 21. More
July 23, 2011 -- A huge crowd welcomed home the STS-135 astronauts completing the successful 13 day mission on Space Shuttle Atlantis. More
July 22, 2011 -- Houston TranStar reports that the accident at US 290 at 43rd Street has been cleared. More
July 21, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has scheduled closures of the mainlanes of Interstate Highway 10 at State Highway 99 during the weekend in order for contractors to hang steel bridge girders for the interchange of the two highways. More
July 21, 2011 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday heard a presentation on proposed improvements to the Island Transit System, including suggested new graphic designs and a marketing campaign by Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations. More
July 19, 2011 -- The Galveston Landmark Commission on Monday voted 5-1-1, with Linda Strevell opposed and Nelson Smelker abstaining, to approve a certificate of appropriateness for the architectural design of the Downtown Transportation Terminal that will be built by Mitchell Historic Properties on the northeast corner of 25th Street at The Strand, as part of the Livable Communities grant. More
July 18, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Tuesday will begin a traffic switch on IH 45 South at Dixie Farm Road for construction. More
July 16, 2011 -- The METRO Police Department is assisting local authorities in the investigation of Friday’s fatal accident in the northbound lanes of U.S. 59 near Laura Koppe Road. More
July 14, 2011 -- Galveston City Council today interviewed seven candidates for five (Correct) positions on the Galveston Park Board of Trustees. More
July 13, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will totally close the mainlanes of IH 10 Katy Freeway westbound at SH 99 from Friday night to Monday morning for construction. More
July 11, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Port Bureau has published the first of a series of reports on “The Ports of Texas”, including the Port of Houston, the Port of Texas City, the Port of Galveston and Port Freeport. More
July 07, 2011 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host "History on Tap" when it welcomes Houston's Saint Arnold's brewery to the Texas Seaport Museum on July 9 for a joint discussion on ship building and brewing. More
July 06, 2011 -- Mayor Annise Parker today announced that the City will attempt to appeal a recent court ruling invalidating last fall’s vote on red-light cameras. More
July 05, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County reports that its campaign to select names for METRO light rail stations has moved into a new phase; and is inviting the public to a series of open houses in July and August to provide feedback on names that have been submitted for consideration. More
July 02, 2011 -- The Texas Transportation Commission recently awarded close to $63 million in grants to support public transportation in Texas. More
July 02, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will conduct a workshop to review and solicit input on the Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities Program on July 6 at the department's Houston District headquarters. More
July 02, 2011 -- The first Orion/Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, a type of next generation spacecraft, is currently being prepared for testing at Lockheed Martin. More
June 30, 2011 -- Johnson Space Center invited reporters covering NASA’s last shuttle mission for a Shuttle Program Overview. More
June 30, 2011 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston reports that the construction schedule for Pelican Island Bridge repair will be cancelled on Monday, July 4 and will resume on Tuesday at 6 p.m. per the normal schedule. More
June 29, 2011 -- The Houston Maritime Museum recently elected new leaders to its Board of Directors, including Niels Aalund who will serve as chair. More
June 29, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has reported that the METRO Main Street/Red Line Light Rail system is operating again after losing power today due to scaffolding equipment from bridge construction falling onto the rail power grid. More
June 29, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the formal designation of five standing task forces, each to be comprised of up to three members of the port commission. More
June 27, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host four workshops in the Houston area on Tuesday regarding METRO's Vision Long Range Plan. More
June 27, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve agreements between Carnival Corporation Cruise Line and the Galveston Port Facilities Corporation in preparation for the operation of the Carnival Magic at Cruise Terminal No.1. Recently reappointed Trustee John Manlove and former wharves board chair Benny Holland who was recently appointed to another term, were administered oaths of office. More
June 27, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced its schedule of operations for the Independence Day holiday. More
June 25, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted to add an ex-officio, non-voting membership to any visiting member of the Texas Legislature. More w/Video
June 24, 2011 -- Dr. Richard Murray, a professor of political science at the University of Houston, reported to the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County that the 2010 Census does not warrant an increase in the number of METRO board members. More
June 24, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard oversaw lightering operations of 18,000 barrels of oil after a tow vessel and two barges in tow ran aground while transiting near the entrance to Dickinson Bayou. More
June 23, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize METRO President and CEO George Greanias to execute an exchange agreement with Houston Armature Works, Inc. regarding an exchange of property related to the East End Corridor light rail expansion. More
June 23, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that it is investigating a fatal traffic accident involving a METRO bus. More
June 23, 2011 -- Houston TranStar has advised motorists to take an alternative route at State Highway 288 southbound at the MacGregor exit due to an accident on the freeway that has closed two main lanes and one shoulder lane to traffic. More
June 17, 2011 -- Last month was the 35th anniversary of the ammonia truck accident at the interchange of Houston’s Southwest Freeway and Loop 610 that killed six people and injured more than 175 others. More
June 16, 2011 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers has completed the project to deepen the Texas City Ship Channel. More
June 16, 2011 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve plans for the Downtown Transportation Terminal after a presentation by Mitchell Historic Properties architect Joe Rozier and architect Jeffrey Brown of Powers Brown Architecture. More
June 16, 2011 -- The City of Friendswood will begin lane closures associated with the Melody Lane reconstruction project on Monday. More
June 14, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host workshops tonight regarding the METRO Vision Long Range Plan. More
June 13, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will celebrate the Sixth Annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday at METRO Headquarters. More
June 10, 2011 -- The United States Army's 842nd Transportation Battalion held a change of command ceremony on June 10 at the Port of Beaumont. More
June 10, 2011 -- The City of Galveston will close east and westbound traffic and parking lanes on Seawall Boulevard on Saturday for the Hotel Galvez's fireworks show. More
June 10, 2011 -- The Interstate Highway 45 North Freeway southbound connector ramp to Interstate Highway 10 westbound near downtown Houston will be closed tonight through Monday morning for concrete repairs to the ramp. More
June 09, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a workshop tonight to receive public input on the METRO Vision Long Range Plan. More
June 09, 2011 -- The Harris County Community Services Department Office of Transit recently announced that, according to a study by the Texas Transportation Institute, Harris County Transit's operation is one of the three "Best Practice" models in the state. More
June 09, 2011 -- Transportation consultant Barry Goodman updated the Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors on Wednesday about the status of the Galveston-Houston Mobility Corridor and a new approach toward defining a locally preferred alternative for the corridor. More
June 08, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County and the city of Houston signed off on a cooperative purchasing agreement that is expected to reduce costs for the two entities. More
June 07, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today closed all southbound main lanes and two inside southbound frontage road lanes of U.S. Highway 59 at State Highway 99 due to an accident and fuel spill involving an 18-wheeler. More
June 07, 2011 -- Representatives of Sierra Nevada Corporation were honored guests at a luncheon on Monday following the signing of a Space Act Agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at the Johnson Space Center for the Dream Chaser low earth orbit space vehicle. More
June 06, 2011 -- METRO will conduct two METRO Vision Long Range Plan Workshops on Tuesday: one at the Cy-Fair Library and another one at the Houston Community College Northline campus. More
June 04, 2011 -- METRO's June service changes take effect on Sunday. More
June 02, 2011 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has awarded a $957,682 contract to Bailey CKY JV for road repair, slope repair and vehicle control post installation at the Addicks and Barker dams and reservoirs in Harris County. More
June 01, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont will close North Street between Pearl and Willow streets from June 2 through June 17 for the replacement of a water line. More
June 01, 2011 -- The City of League City today began assuming maintenance and operation responsibilities from the Texas Department of Transportation for traffic signals on state highways within the city. More
June 01, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that it has prepared facilities and equipment for response during the 2011 Hurricane Season. More
May 31, 2011 -- The City of Galveston today announced that Scholes International Airport has been named the 2011 Most Improved General Aviation Airport by the Texas Department of Transportation. More
May 31, 2011 -- The Harris County Flood Control District will close the roadway bridge over Sims Bayou at Heatherbrook Drive on Wednesday to begin work on a $2.4 million bridge reconstruction project. More
May 27, 2011 -- The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday awarded contracts for two major road projects in the Houston District to improve traffic conditions at the Interstate Highway 610/U.S. 290 interchange and along Interstate Highway 45 South from Kurland to FM 2351. More
May 27, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve an interlocal purchasing agreement with the City of Houston. More
May 27, 2011 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors will meet on June 8 in Bayou Vista. More
May 26, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County on Wednesday announced that Acting Police Chief Tim Kelly of the METRO Police Department has been named vice president of safety. More
May 26, 2011 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department has advised visitors ride METRO or METRORail to Hermann Park during the Memorial Day holiday due to traffic congestion expected through the weekend. More
May 25, 2011 -- CORRECTION: Guidry News Service incorrectly reported last week that Harris County Judge Ed Emmett suggested in a speech to the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership that light rail, rather than full size commuter rail, be considered for the Houston to Galveston route. Instead, Emmett specifically noted that no one has envisioned the line as a light rail line, but as a less-expensive commuter rail line that could someday serve as a pre-cursor to a high-speed rail project. Corrected Article
May 24, 2011 -- House Bill 578, the "Hold Harmless" funding bill has been approved by the Texas House Transportation Committee and now will be considered by the full House of Representatives. More
May 24, 2011 -- The Harris County Community Services Department today announced that ridership using Harris County Transit service between Pasadena and La Porte has increased. More
May 24, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to award $20 million for security-related contracts, including installation of fiber optic cable, TWIC implementation and security gate services. More
May 23, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the design services and construction management agreement with A/W Mechanical Services, LP for Phase V improvements to the Del Monte Refrigerated Warehouse at Piers 16 and 18 at a cost not to exceed $1,361,090. More
May 22, 2011 -- Houston TranStar has been awarded "Most Innovative Use of Technology" by the Center for Digital Government for its "cutting-edge" Bluetooth-based travel time information system. More
May 21, 2011 -- The Galveston Seafarers Center on Friday hosted its fourth annual gala fundraiser, “A Toast to the Gulf Coast” honoring the United States Coast Guard. More
May 20, 2011 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Galveston County Judge Mark Henry gave state of the county addresses to the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership General Membership meeting at Lakewood Yacht Club on Wednesday. More
May 19, 2011 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday discussed the Downtown Transit Center, the proposed commuter rail to Houston and the development at Fort Crockett on Seawall Boulevard. More
May 17, 2011 -- Port of Houston Chair James Edmonds and CEO Alec Dreyer have sent a letter to Harris County District Attorney Patricia Lykos requesting an investigation of claims that officials and staff at the port have failed to comply with state law. More
May 17, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont today started construction on Corley Street at 5th Street. More
May 11, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will hold a briefing/discussion of the New METRO Vision Long Range Plan on Thursday evening at the Upper Kirby Building. More
May 11, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont will close a portion of Pearl Street between Milam and Franklin on Thursday to allow city crews to remove damaged trees. More
May 10, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is encouraging the public to use public transit due to increasing gas prices. More
May 09, 2011 -- A new service has been formed to provide pilots for vessels operating under United States Flags in the ports of Galveston, Texas City and Lake Charles, Louisiana. More
May 06, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that detours will be put in place in the area of North Main between Brooks and Hogan in mid-May due to construction required for the new North Light-rail Line. More
May 05, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is seeking submissions from the public for possible names for new light-rail stations. More
May 04, 2011 -- Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski and Mayor Pro Tem Linda Colbert presided over a meeting of the Mayor’s Hurricane Preparedness Team on Tuesday. More
May 04, 2011 -- The City of Sugar Land has announced that construction is expected to begin in July for the reconstruction of Dulles Avenue from Avenue E to U.S. Highway 90A. More
May 04, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has scheduled closures for the Highway 59/Interstate Highway 610 West Loop Interchange in Houston for this weekend to allow for repairs and preventative maintenance. More
May 03, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation took bids earlier today for the US 290 Program's first major construction project located at the IH 610/US 290 interchange. More
May 03, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County on Monday named Victor Rodriguez as the new chief of METRO's police department. More
May 01, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve amendments to the 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program, the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan; and administrative amendments to the 2011-2014 TIP and the 2035 RTP. The actions included approval of two issues related to the FM 646 Project in Galveston County. More
April 29, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston hosted “2010 Leadership Galveston” an annual program conducted by Galveston College. More
April 29, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that closures are scheduled during the weekend for the U.S. Highway 59 and Interstate Highway 610 West Loop interchange in Houston. More
April 28, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that former head of human resources Raul Luzzaraga has been named vice president of human resources. More
April 28, 2011 -- The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today voted 8-0-1, with Christof Spieler abstaining, to approve funding for $6 million in "as needed" contracts for on-call support services to assist with transit, intelligent transportation systems, traffic engineering and traffic management projects including construction traffic plans, traffic analysis and studies for rail, bus, and high occupancy vehicle lane related projects and development of transit facility conceptual designs. More
April 27, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close Smith Street between Franklin and Congress in Houston from April 28 through July 26 for the reconstruction of the Congress Avenue Bridge. More
April 26, 2011 -- The IH 610 East Loop northbound director connector to SH 225 eastbound in Houston will open on Wednesday at 5 a.m. – five days ahead of schedule. More
April 26, 2011 -- Harris County Precinct Two announced that the Lynchburg Ferry will change its weekend and holiday operating hours effective May 7, 2011. More
April 26, 2011 -- Harris County Precinct Two today announced new weekend and holiday service hours for the Lynchburg Ferry. More
April 26, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont is implementing controlled traffic at the intersection of Calder Avenue and West Lucas due to drainage box installation taking place through mid-May. More
April 26, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has closed several roads in the Texas City area due to an incident at the Valero refinery in the city. More
April 25, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to amend the 2010/2011 Capital Improvements Program, expanding the Orange County Rail Project from a $5.7 million project to $10.7 million project. More
April 22, 2011 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is advising visitors to the Hermann Park area to ride METRO due to heavy traffic expected during the holiday weekend. More
April 22, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today re-opened the Interstate Highway 10 eastbound frontage road at Holland in Houston, which was closed due to repairs needed at the frontage road bridge over Hunting Bayou. More
April 22, 2011 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday discussed the Livable Communities Initiative Phase II and the commuter rail project. More
April 21, 2011 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today unveiled a revamped SafeClear program, which will implement a $50 cost for tows and a $30 fee for roadside service such as a tire change. More
April 20, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has conducted an emergency closure of the Interstate Highway 10 eastbound frontage road at Holland in Houston due to damage to the new bridge over Hunting Bayou. More
April 18, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has appointed Randy Frazier as vice president and chief information officer. More
April 15, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will plant the one hundredth tree under the Green Ribbon Program on Monday. More
April 14, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston has been notified by its financial advisor, BMO Capital Markets, that the initial proposal presented to the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on February 14, 2011 by Hutchinson Port Holdings and the Carlyle Group has been formally withdrawn. More
April 12, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced the appointment of Alva Trevino as METRO's new General Counsel. More
April 11, 2011 -- The City of League City and the Texas Department of Transportation will host a public meeting on Thursday regarding the FM 518 improvement project scheduled to begin April 26. More
April 11, 2011 -- Richard Allen, CEO of Space Center Houston and of the Manned Space Flight Education Foundation, has sent a letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden summarizing reasons Houston deserves a retiring shuttle orbiter. More
April 09, 2011 -- Midtown Houston hosted two quality of life events on Saturday: the fifth annual Midtown Art in the Park, sponsored by the Midtown Management District; and "Better Block Houston Presents... Hot Block on Holman!" More
April 08, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host an event on Saturday to demonstrate a "perfect block", with infastructure for pedestrians, motorists, bicyclists and transit riders, at Holman & La Branch near Baldwin Park. More
April 07, 2011 -- Public officials, representatives of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, aviators and others turned out for the grand re-opening of Galveston’s Scholes International Airport Terminal Building. More
April 06, 2011 -- Disney Cruise Line today became the latest to announce it will soon begin sailing in and out of Galveston Island – bringing the number of new cruise ships scheduled to call the island home to five by the end of 2012. More
April 06, 2011 -- United States Representative Gene Green addressed the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on the importance of continued federal funding for Houston-Area transportation infrastructure. More
April 06, 2011 -- Hundreds of supporters of the Bring the Shuttle Home to Houston movement gathered in Martha Hermann Square in front of Houston City Hall today for a rally one week before NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is scheduled to make his decision on the location of three retiring space shuttles. More
April 06, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston will be the new seasonal homeport of the Disney Magic beginning September 22, 2012. More
April 06, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont has announced a number of street closures that will take place on Saturday due to the Neches River Parade. More
April 06, 2011 -- Port of Houston Authority in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Harris County Pct. 2 Commissioner Jack Morman, Houston Pilots Association, Economic Alliance Houston Port Region, San Jacinto College, Texas Department of Parks & Wildlife, Texas Southern University and the West Gulf Maritime Association will host a Maritime Youth Expo on Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., at Sylvan Beach in La Porte. More
April 06, 2011 -- Captain James R. Borup who recently retired from the Galveston-Texas City Pilots has been recognized for 30 years of "impeccable service". More
April 05, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today reported that the METRORail moved an estimated 148,000 basketball fans during the Final Four basketball tournament in Houston. More
April 05, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority International Corporation today voted 5-2 (Correct), with Chair Jim Edmonds and Commissioner Case Lawal opposed, to dissolve itself, after first voting to terminate a memorandum of understanding with Libya. More
April 04, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today will sell transit-fare wristbands at several locations for transportation services during the NCAA Final Four game tonight. More
April 04, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont will open Calder Avenue from Interstate Highway 10 to the Phelan Boulevard split to through-traffic on Tuesday. More
April 03, 2011 -- Galveston Historical Foundation on Saturday presented the Spirit of Elissa award to F. Carrington Weems, a long-time supporter of Elissa, Texas' Official Tall Ship and the sailing vessel’s home in Galveston's harbor, the Texas Seaport Museum. More
April 01, 2011 -- Transit fare wristbands, to accomodate increased ridership due to the Final Four events, are now being offered for sale at the George R. Brown Convention Center and several downtown hotels. More
March 31, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize METRO President and CEO George Greanias to negotiate and execute a contract with Fulbright & Jaworski to serve as a bond counsel for upcoming issuance of sales and use tax bonds and contractual obligations. More
March 30, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation reminds motorists to use caution at highway construction work zones as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, which is observed April 4-8. More
March 30, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced the launch of its "Talk. Text. Crash." campaign to raise awareness of the dangers associated with distracted driving. More
March 30, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Tuesday granted permits for "super-heavy" hauling to allow vehicles to carry transformers to the Port of Houston for delivery to Japan as part of disaster relief following the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country. More
March 28, 2011 -- Portions of Archie Street and Forsythe Street in Beaumont will be closed Tuesday through Thursday due to road work. More
March 28, 2011 -- The City of Sugar Land will host a public meeting tonight to gather input on the final recommendations included in the city's comprehensive mobility plan. More
March 25, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that the IH 10 Eastbound Studemont exit ramp in Houston will re-open to traffic this weekend ahead of the projected construction schedule. More
March 25, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised motorists to avoid the area of Interstate Highway 45 North at North Main, which is closed due to an overturned 18-wheeler. More
March 25, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted to allocate funding in the 2011-2014 Trabnsportation Improvement Plan to road and freight rail projects rather than to alternative modes of transportation such as hike and bile trails and other pedestrian-friendly projects. More
March 25, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will present safety awards to safe drivers on Saturday during the Rodeo Family Day event. More
March 24, 2011 -- Houston TranStar has issued a notification to area residents that all lanes of Interstate Highway 10 East at Freeport Boulevard have been closed due to a heavy truck accident involving a hazardous material spill. More
March 24, 2011 -- Harris County Commissioner Jack Morman was the featured speaker at Wednesday’s membership meeting of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership. He was introduced by BAHEP Chair Robert Ellis. More
March 24, 2011 -- A portion of Gladys Street from Dowlen Road to west of Belvedere in Beaumont will be closed on Friday due to road maintenance. More
March 24, 2011 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors, meeting in Kemah on Wednesday, voted unanimously to elect Galveston County Judge Mark Henry as chair. More
March 23, 2011 -- Houston TranStar today announced that it has expanded its mobile web site to include traffic conditions on local streets on the west side of Houston. More
March 21, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will begin overseeing construction on Tuesday of new diamond lanes for east and westbound U.S. 290 from Eldridge Parkway to Skinner Road. More
March 18, 2011 -- The City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department on Thursday announced that Spring Break traffic in Hermann Park has hit record numbers, and advised visitors to use METRORail. More
March 16, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that it is equipping five of its truck inspection facilities with "PrePass" commercial vehicle safety technology. More
March 15, 2011 -- Judge Robert A. Eckels has been appointed president of Lone Star High-Speed Rail, LLC, an effort to develop and operate a private high-speed rail system in Texas. More
March 11, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves will hold a special meeting on Monday to consider special legal counsel to represent the port in negotiations with Hutchison Port Holdings/The Carlyle Group. More
March 03, 2011 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership held its 12th Annual State of the Counties Address at the Downtown Aquarium today. More
March 03, 2011 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department has issued an advisory that heavy traffic is expected in Hermann Park during March due to Spring Break and other activities, and recommends visitors utilize the METRORail and other services to travel into the park. More
March 03, 2011 -- The northbound and southbound mainlanes of U.S. 59/Eastex in the vicinity of Beltway 8 will be closed on Saturday from 5 a.m. to Midnight for construction. More
March 02, 2011 -- Elissa, the 19th Century Iron Barque which has been designated The Official Tall Ship of Texas, will return to its berth at the Texas Seaport Museum this week after the first phase of repairs at the dry dock at Bollinger Shipyard in Texas City; albeit with more work left to do. More
March 02, 2011 -- The City of Friendswood today announced that the inside eastbound lane of FM 2351 from Blackhawk Boulevard to Hope Village Road will be closed during off-peak hours for two-to-three weeks due to the installation of a utility line. More
February 28, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association reported to its members that there are no visibility issues near shore and conditions are expected to remain clear for the rest of the week. More
February 25, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will offer extended service for those attending the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. More
February 25, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted to defer action on approval of the funding targets for the 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program until next month's meeting. More
February 24, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today appropriated funds for the purchase of 19 Siemens light-rail cars for METRO's current rail system. More
February 24, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to settle a lawsuit styled Pauline Higgins v. Frank Wilson, David S. Wolff, and Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas, in the 127th Judicial District Court of Harris County. More
February 24, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today approved a settlement with former General Counsel Pauline Higgins resolving the remaining dispute arising from the events involving Higgins’s departure from METRO surrounding the actions taken by the previous METRO Administration. More
February 24, 2011 -- The Texas Transportation Commission today voted to authorize the Texas Department of Transportation to take authority over construction of Harris County's segments of State Highway 99, also known as the Grand Parkway. More
February 21, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has updated its members on fog conditions at ports on the Upper Texas Coast. More
February 21, 2011 -- The Board of Commissioners of the Port of Beaumont Navigation District today voted unanimously to approve a $41,875 service award request from Elogic Technologies, Inc. for additional port account computer system upgrades. More
February 20, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association reports that ports on the Texas coast continue to suffer from seasonal fog delays. More
February 19, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has updated its members on seasonal fog delays at several ports from Lake Charles to Port O'Connor; and a Hazardous Weather Outlook for ports from Port O'Connor to Brownsville. More
February 18, 2011 -- Representatives of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, elected officials, east end community business and civic leaders, and others turned out this morning for a ribbon cutting to commemorate just-installed Harrisburg Boulevard amenities including new sidewalks, and tree plantings as well as coming improvements like light rail, bike trails, and street lamps. More
February 18, 2011 -- The eastbound mainlanes of the Interstate Highway 610 North Loop between Interstate Highway 10 and U.S. 59 will be closed during the weekend for road work. More
February 18, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today expanded service through the 75 Eldridge Crosstown bus route. More
February 18, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that Iowa Street at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will be closed through March 1 for construction. More
February 17, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation Houston District Office will host a community meeting tonight to discuss proposed traffic improvements to FM 2100 in Crosby. More
February 17, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will partially suspend its METRORail service during the weekend due to continuing street repairs in the Downtown District. More
February 16, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that it has received a $14 million refund from CAF, a Spanish-based rail car vendor, in relation to a settlement reached regarding two disputed contracts for the construction of light-rail vehicles for METRO. More
February 16, 2011 -- A recording of Monday’s special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves has been posted on the Port of Galveston website. More
February 16, 2011 -- More than 300 visitors attended the Open House hosted by Gulf Copper Drydock & Rig Repair located on Pelican Island on Tuesday. The Galveston Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors officiated at the ribbon cutting and official opening of the newly constructed Fabricating Facility along with company principles Stephen Hale, CEO, Jonathan Hale, VP Capitol Projects, Leonard Hale, VP, Galveston Operations, company employees and guests. More
February 14, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County reports that President Obama's FY2012 proposed budget includes $200 million in New Starts funds for construction of METRO’s North and Southeast lines. More
February 14, 2011 -- The Houston Railroad Museum will host its third annual "Rhythm and Rails" concert and trainfair on April 9. More
February 14, 2011 -- Texas State Representative Lyle Larson today filed a bill to abolish the Public Utility Commission and transfer its duties to the Railroad Commission, which would operate under the new name of the Texas Energy and Communications Commission. More
February 11, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has scheduled the closure of the 610 North Loop between United States Highway 59 and Interstate Highway 10 during the weekend for road construction. More
February 11, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council, together with the Metroplitan Transit Authority of Harris County, has issued a call for projects for job access/reverse commute and New Freedom grant programs. More
February 10, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation Houston District Office will hold a community meeting on February 17 to discuss proposed traffic improvements to FM 2100 in Crosby. More
February 10, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is offering METROLift vehicles as "warming vehicles" for patrons through Friday morning due to winter weather conditions. More
February 10, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will suspend its METRORail service between the Downtown Transit Center and UH-Downtown stations on Saturday and Sunday due to street repairs in the downtown district. More
February 09, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will operate its METRORail service on a normal schedule today, but is advising riders to expect delays in its Park & Ride and local transit services this afternoon due to weather. More
February 09, 2011 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Morman today announced that the Lynchberg Ferry is closing at 2:30 this afternoon due to the risk of icing. More
February 09, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has crews prepared to mobilize in response to changes in the weather forecast in the Greater Houston and surrounding areas. More
February 07, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County this morning began a series of meetings to initiate an environmental process on the US 90A/Southwest Rail corridor that will extend approximately eight miles from the vicinity of the Fannin South Station at the southern terminus of the existing METRORail Red Line to West Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8) in Missouri City, Texas. More
February 04, 2011 -- The Texas Deparmtent of Transportation Houston District Emergency Operations Center is continuing to monitor road conditions, and is advising motorists to stay off the roadways unless absolutely necessary. More
February 04, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that, due to weather conditions, METRO services will likely be altered for the weekend. More
February 04, 2011 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Morman has announced that the Lynchberg Ferry will resume service on Saturday. More
February 04, 2011 -- Red Bluff Road in Pasadena has been closed between Fairmont Parkway and the Taylor Lake bridge. More
February 04, 2011 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Morman has reported that the Washburn Tunnel through the Houston Ship Channel remains open. More
February 03, 2011 -- The Houston Police Department has issued an advisory for motorists to use extra caution due to icy road conditions. More
February 03, 2011 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Morman today assigned road and bridge crews to a 24/7 staffing schedule in preparation for anticipated snow and ice. More
February 03, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that Houston District roadways are open, and that bridges and overpasses have been pre-treated to minimize freezing. More
February 03, 2011 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioners Jack Morman has announced that the Lynchberg Ferry will be closed beginning at 2 p.m. until the risk of icing on the boats, landings and roads leading to the ferry has passed. More
February 03, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is starting its Park & Ride service today at 1 p.m. to accommodate customers with early work dismissals. More
February 03, 2011 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management today issued reminders to motorists to be aware the hazards of ice on roads under cold weather conditions. More
February 02, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is providing warming areas at Transit Centers so patrons have temporary shelter from bitter cold and windy conditions. METROLift “Operation Warm” vehicles will be at 20 area Transit Centers and remain in place during normal METRO service hours. More
February 02, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will open warming areas today at Transit Centers and operate METROLift "Operation Warm" vehicles. More
February 02, 2011 -- Houston Transtar today has reported that the mandated rolling power outages may affect traffic signals and Transtar's online traffic map. More
February 01, 2011 -- Texas Department of Transportation maintence crews in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Montgomery and Waller Counties will be pre-treating all bridges and overpasses with a liquid magnesium chloride, anti-icing solution on Wednesday in preparation for the possibility of icy conditions Thursday night and Friday. More
January 31, 2011 -- The Third Annual Harris County International Trade & Transportation Conference is underway at the Hilton Americas - Houston. More
January 31, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to increase the capital budget for the FY2011 METRORail Expansion project from $158 million to $343.5 million. More
January 30, 2011 -- John Barton of TxDOT on Friday reported to the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council that the Texas Transportation Commission voted to accept primacy for the Harris County portions of the Grand Parkway so that the project can move forward. More
January 25, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to award a construction contract to Texas Technical Services, Inc. for the security system for the Phase 1 Stage 2 Container Yard and Administration, Maintenance and Repair, and Marine Emergency Buildings at the Bayport Terminal in an amount not to exceed $1,186,339. More
January 21, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will implement improvements to its Airport Direct service beginning Sunday with the addition of downtown stops and reduced fares for one-way transit to George Bush Intercontinental Airport Terminal C. More
January 21, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will suspend its METRORail service through the weekend due to continued construction of a pedestrian bridge at Texas Children's Hospital. More
January 20, 2011 -- The new westbound mainlanes of US 90/Crosby Freeway between Beltway 8 and IH 10 EAST have been opened to traffic. More
January 20, 2011 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday was updated on the Downtown Transportation Terminal project by John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation. More
January 20, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont will close portions of Washington Boulevard between Fourth Street and Emile Street beginning Monday for asphalt and paving repair. More
January 19, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that it has hired Jerome Gray, a former news editor and anchor at KPRC-TV Channel 2, as METRO's new senior press officer. More
January 15, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Port Bureau presented Captain Steve Conway, the new presiding officer of the Houston Pilots Association, as the featured speaker at the January Commerce Club luncheon. More
January 14, 2011 -- Galveston City Council on Thursday voted 4-3, with Elizabeth Beeton, Steve Greenberg and Rusty Legg opposed, to approve an interlocal agreement with the University of Texas Medical Branch for the purchase of four transit vehicles to serve the UTMB/Victory Lakes Park and Ride facility. More
January 13, 2011 -- A construction project to add two passenger screening lanes and increase the flow of passengers through security checkpoints by over 20 percent has begun at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. More
January 13, 2011 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors met on Wednesday at the Historic Railroad Depot in Dickinson. More
January 13, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that 14th Street between Calder Avenue and North Street will be closed through mid-February for the installation of drainage boxes. More
January 09, 2011 -- A ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the new SH 146 southbound direct connector ramp to Spur 330 westbound in Baytown will be held on January 10. More
January 07, 2011 -- Harris County Precinct Two on Friday announced that two boats that provide service for the Lynchberg Ferry are receiving new, more fuel-efficient engines. More
January 07, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority Board of Directors today voted unanimously to establish contracts for federal and state legislative consulting services with the C2Group and Robert Strausser Consulting. More
January 07, 2011 -- The Manatee County Port Authority recently re-elected Larry Bustle as chair of the port's board of commissioners. More


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