The license plates the Texas DMV rejected in 2022
Some Texas motorists pay $150 a year for the privilege to proclaim whatever it is they wish to proclaim on the 12-inch by six-inch aluminum plate bolted to their bumper -- as long as the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles approves the six-character message.
TRAFFIC ALERT: Deadly crash involving truck towing bulldozer, other vehicle shuts down all northbound mainlanes on Eastex Freeway, police say
Police are investigating a major crash involving a truck towing a bulldozer and another vehicle that left one dead on the northbound lanes of the Eastex Freeway Friday morning.
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Westpark Drive closing under 610 West Loop this weekend
This is the latest phase of a project that’s been going on for years, but we’re getting close to the finish line! We started the new year with a long-term closure of the southbound West Loop entrance ramp, from Westheimer Road it’s all located near the Galleria area.
Using public transportation Christmas and New Year’s weekends? See METRO’s adjusted schedule
As many of us utilize public transportation to visit family and friends for the holidays, METRO has released its adjusted schedule to help us with our travel plans. In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, METRO will operate on the following schedule:
‘I’ve learned patience from him’: Father, son to receive bachelor degrees during UH fall commencement
Like father, like son? This fall commencement at the University of Houston will be special moment for one family as a father and his son will walk the stage to each receive their bachelor degrees, according to a release.
2 dead in 11-vehicle crash involving motorcyclist on I-45 North Freeway and SH-242 southbound in Montgomery County: DPS
An investigation is underway after a multi-vehicle crash where two people died on IH-45 and SH-242 southbound in Montgomery County Tuesday, officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety said.
I-2 in Alamo to close for nearly an hour due to fatal crash re-construction
The Texas Department of Transportation said in a statement that both the eastbound and westbound lanes of the interstate will be closed at 1 p.m. Monday between Tower Road and Valverde Road in Alamo as investigators reconstruct a recent fatal crash at the location.myrgv.com
Lanes back open after 2 Chicagoans wounded in shooting on Stevenson Expressway, police say
A 46-year-old woman and 20-year-old man, both from Chicago, were driving on I-55 when their vehicle was struck by gunfire, said state police. Both were taken to a hospital “with injuries ... from gunfire,” according to state police. Their conditions were not given.chicagotribune.com
Ask 2: Whats the status on the construction on Westheimer?
HOUSTON Question: Whats the status on the Westheimer repaving project? Answer: The Westheimer Road repaving project is managed by the Texas Department of Transportation. They are repaving and restoring this road between the West Loop and Dunvale Road. The project is estimated to cost $5,461,949 and should be done by November 13, 2020, according to TXDOT.
What you need to know if you plan on using Uber or Lyft in the future
HOUSTON Since COVID 19, ridership has dropped 80% for companies like UBER or Lyft as customers and drivers dont feel safe amid this pandemic. UBER and Lyft both say though their commitment to safety is not new, their approach to a new rider experience is. Heres what you need to know if you plan on using UBER in the near future:As of May 18, Ubers app looked different. Heres what you need to know if you plan on using Lyft in the near future:Lyft announced a new health safety program with new policies, which launched in early May. An important feature: a new personal health certification, which will require all riders and drivers to wear face masks when using Lyft--much like UBER.
What you need to know before traveling this Memorial Day
HOUSTON For the first time in 20 years, AAA will not issue a Memorial Day travel forecast. This is because the numbers used for this forecast have been affected by COVID-19. The annual forecast estimates the number of people and according to AAA, those numbers are no longer accurate. Across Texas: the average is the same. Information for this story was obtained from a AAA survey document.
TXDOT employees discuss COVID-19 safety precautions
HOUSTON The Texas Department of Transportation is taking steps to maintain employee safety when meeting about closures or project updates. According to Danny Perez with TXDOT, their field crews are using masks while on construction sites and radios to communicate when in close proximity. The proper safety protocol is also in place for when discussing project updates and closures. KPRCs Anavid Reyes also spoke with a TXDOT employee who is doing her part to keep her community safe. Sowing plans to plans on making masks into the fall as kids go back to school.
ASK2: How can I get to a testing center if I dont have a car?
HOUSTON At KPRC 2, were dedicated to keeping Houstonians informed. As part of our new Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston. Question: How can I get to a testing center if I dont have a car? Answer: For those who are elderly, disabled or simply dont have the proper means of transportation, you can call the COVID-19 testing center at: 832-493-4220. All you have to do is indicate you are a person with disabilities or you simply do not have proper transportation to get to a testing site and they will take it from there.
May is National Bike Month: Houstonians discuss using their bikes for transportation during COVID-19 pandemic
HOUSTON During the month of May, from coast to coast National Bike Month is celebrated. Even though COVID-19 pushed the City of Houstons Bike to Work Day to September, bike month is still in full effect. KPRCs Anavid Reyes took to the streets to learn more about how Houstonians felt about using their bikes to get from point A to point B. Jennifer Ostlind, with Bike Houston, is a believer. Ostlinds wanted to bike to work for years, but she knows not everyone is big on the idea.
High water being reported on Houston-area roads
Heavy downpours and severe thunderstorms have brought flooding rains to parts of the Houston region. Here is a look at high water reports from across Southeast Texas. Houston TranStar reported high water in the following locations as of 3:20 p.m. Friday:45 NORTH Northbound After N MAIN ST Right Shoulder, Right Lane, Center LaneVerified at 3:48 PM todayIH-45 Southbound At SH 96/CALDER/BRITTANY BAY in Galveston County 3 Frontage Road Lanes Verified at 5:01 PM todayUS-90 ALTERNATE Westbound At FM 3155/Collins Rd in Fort Bend County All Mainlanes Verified at 5:11 PM todayEAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At SPENCER HWY Exit RampVerified at 2:57 PM today ed at 3:48 PM todayEAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At SPENCER HWY Exit Ramp Verified at 2:57 PM todayEAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At SH-225 Exit Ramp Verified at 3:56 PM todaySH-225 Eastbound At RICHEY ST All Mainlanes Verified at 4:33 PM todaySH-225 Westbound At RICHEY ST All Mainlanes Verified at 4:27 PM todayClick here to see the levels of creeks, streams and rivers in Harris County.