Gail Delaughter, Houston Public Media

Gail Delaughter

Houston Public Media

Houston, TX, United States

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Past articles by gail:

The Houston Bike Summit returns to discuss concerns over the city’s cycling infrastructure

As the city's bike network continues to grow, cyclists say more needs to be done to maintain on-street bikeways. → Read More

I-69 closing in both directions at 610 West Loop for three weekends in May

Houston drivers are asked to stay away as crews demolish part of the busy interchange. → Read More

Houston drivers brace for two-year closure of 59/69 ramp to West Loop 610

TxDOT will demolish the current ramp in the Galleria area to make way for a new one. Drivers will need to plan a new route. → Read More

2 years into the pandemic, some Harris County residents are just getting their COVID-19 shots

Local health officials say vaccine hesitancy is an issue, but other people simply didn't have transportation to a vaccine site or didn't know the vaccines were free. → Read More

Scammers are attaching phony QR codes to parking meters in downtown Houston, city officials say

The city's parking enforcement division is warning people to not use the code as a payment method. → Read More

National Weather Service Seeks Input On Possible Changes To Weather Warning System

The agency is responding to the new ways people are getting their urgent weather information. → Read More

What The Coronavirus Could Mean For Traffic Congestion In Houston

Experts say it could be months before we start seeing big drive-time backups on local freeways. There could also be more weekday traffic in neighborhoods because people are working at home. → Read More

METRO To Waive Transit Fares In Harris County During Coronavirus Crisis

The agency says it will maintain services even though many regular riders are now working at home. That includes park and ride buses for people employed in the Texas Medical Center. → Read More

To Keep Traffic Moving, METRO Is Changing Rules For HOV Lanes

HOV lane changes include new vehicle occupancy requirements along with higher tolls for solo drivers. → Read More

Students Train Like Astronauts At NASA’s Space Center University

There's a focus on international cooperation as NASA moves to the next phase in space travel. → Read More

Voters Approve $3.5 Billion Bond For METRO Transit Projects

This is the first time since 2003 that METRO has asked voters to borrow more money through bonds. → Read More

Free Wi-Fi Is Coming To Houston’s Buses And Trains

Wi-Fi will be available on select buses and trains as part of a pilot program. The transit agency says it hopes to gather rider feedback on the service as it looks for ways to expand it system-wide. → Read More

How Houston’s Bayou Trails Are Designed To Flood

As the Bayou Greenways network continues to expand, the Houston Parks Board says it's building trails and fixtures with the knowlege that they'll go underwater at some point. → Read More

METRO Board Votes To Spend $21 Million On Cleaning Bus Stops

Transit officials want to improve cleanliness to encourage more people to ride. → Read More

Report: Houston Drivers Spend An Average Of 75 Hours A Year Stuck In Traffic

Texas researchers are now putting a cost on all that congestion. → Read More

New Bridge Is Designed To Help Alleviate Flooding In Houston’s East End

Forest Hill Bridge also includes a new wider sidewalk and a separated two-way bike lane. → Read More

Local Leaders To Austin: Don’t Defund Proposed Grand Parkway Segments

The Texas Transportation Commission is considering pulling the project amid changing sentiments over toll roads. → Read More

Galveston Historical Foundation Releases List Of Endangered Buildings

The preservation group wants to find new owners who can invest in the buildings' restoration. → Read More

Activists Want To Delay Funding Vote On I-45 Expansion

They say officials need to gather more public comment on the project's impacts before any money is allocated. → Read More

Construction Of The Bolivar Peninsula’s Only Hurricane Evacuation Route Nears Completion

Over 2,000 residents rely on a single highway to get them off the Bolivar Peninsula in case of a hurricane. → Read More