HOUSTON - The Houston region continues to be the most diverse in the United States -- that's according to the recently released 34th Annual Houston Area Survey.
"Sixty-nine percent say transportation has gotten worse more than ever before," Klineberg said.
When asked what the best solution is?
"Overwhelmingly people said: make major improvements in public transportation, including trains and buses," Klineberg said.
He provides much more information about the latest attitudes of Houstonians on this week's Houston Newsmakers.
"You're beginning to really see how a rail network fits in and then how we're also leveraging tying into an improved bus network that we're also going to rolling out in August of this year," Lambert said.
To celebrate the opening, there will be free light rail rides and a free concert at BBVA Compass stadium on May 23.
She and other doctors at Legacy's 12 centers prescribe reading for their patients6 months to 5 years of age, saying that coming from a doctor, parents and children tend to take the request to read more seriously.
"The statistics are staggering," she said. "Children who are not doing well in their reading in third grade have much higher percentages of school failure and drop out and lower college graduation rates so when we look at third-grade reading skills, if we're trying to fix them in third grade, we're already too late."
The Legacy Little Readers Program is accepting donations to make it possible for all children to leave their doctor's appointments with a book in their hands.
Find out how you can help on this week's Houston Newsmakers.
Houston Newsmakers Sunday Mornings at 10am right after Meet the Press on KPRC Channel 2.
Stephen Klineberg, Founder-Kinder Institute for Urban Research, 713-348-4132
- Tom Lambert, METRO CEO, 713-635-4000
- Cindy Siegel, METRO board member, 713-635-4000
- Dr. Lia Rodriguez, Legacy Community Health Services-Pediatrics medical director, 832-548-500
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