Expansion Of Westpark Tollway (1093) Toward Fulshear To Begin In Months

The Westpark Tollway expansion is a major project for Katy Texas and West Houston, and it looks like construction on the 1093 expansion is just months away. Traffic on 1093 is currently bumper-to-bumper during morning and evening rush-hour commutes, and many in the Fort Bend County, Fulshear area have been eagerly awaiting the road improvements.

Be Careful What You Ask For Houston: WTI Crude Breaks Below $61

Houston area drivers are probably rejoicing with the rapid fall in gasoline prices, but anyone who really understands the implications of the collapse in energy market is probably a little less sanguine. WTI crude oil briefly dipped below $61 per barrel this morning after the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported a rise in oil inventories of 1.5 million barrels in … Read More

An Electric Harley For Your Solar Roadway

These images might resemble something from a sci fi movie, but we’re talking about real tech here. Solar roadways are panels that you can drive or walk on, and of course they open up a world of possibilities in terms of reducing greenhouse gases.  I have to a admit that a roadway which is free of ugly power poles and … Read More

Korean Air To Begin Direct Service To Houston In May

Well this is welcome news. Korean Air has confirmed that it will begin direct service from George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) to Seoul’s Incheon International Airport (ICN) beginning May 2. Any flight that’s not affiliated with United is fine by me! Korea Air’s inaugural flight from Houston will be on board a B777-200 aircraft, and service will go through Terminal D every … Read More

2014 May Be Best Time To Buy A Car In Years

AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson warned auto industry execs this week that they’re building too many cars, noting that car dealers have $100 billion in unsold inventory sitting on U.S. car lots. It appears channel-stuffing has been pretty robust as car dealers have struggled to gain position and boost sales. A 60-day supply of cars is typically considered a good balance, … Read More

Air China Expands To Daily Service For Beijing Houston Route

Air China began non-stop flights from Beijing to Houston last year. Soon the airline will be offering daily service to Beijing Capital International Airport to/from Houston Intercontinental. The new daily flight schedule begins March 30th.

New Zealand Transport Agency – Speed, Mistakes Kill

This is a powerful ad from the New Zealand Transport Agency on the dangers of speed.  Probably tough to watch if it hits too close to home, but still a very important message. We all make mistakes when driving, but those mistakes are magnified with excessive speed.

C7 Corvette Stingray Hits 200 mph On Grand Parkway Segment E

In a bit of a shameless plug, Chevrolet and Hennessey Performance teamed up with TxDOT to christen Chevy’s new C7 Stingray and Segement E of the Grand Parkway connecting Interstate 10 and U.S. 290 in Cypress. The result was a 200 mph test run for Chevey’s new 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray, tweaked by Hennessey to the tune of 700 HP. Driving on … Read More

Transportation Summit Leaders Offer More Tollways, Privatization Schemes

Interesting news from last week’s transportation summit as it parallels what is going on with the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). As corporate leaders and politicians meet behind closed doors, the public is often not aware that the public infrastructure we count on, the backbone of America’s economic growth in decades past, is now up for sale to the highest bidder. … Read More

Katy Tollway Gets 40% More Expensive As HCTRA Hikes Fees Again

Big spoiler alert! The Katy Tollway just got 40% more expensive if you take the whole 12-mile route into downtown. A one-way trip will now cost $7 instead of $5.  Officials announced the toll hike as part of their annual adjustment process.  Apparently the Harris County Toll Road Authority says too many people were driving solo rather than taking the carpool … Read More