TxDOT gives $25 million for dedicated bus lane on 610

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HOUSTON, TX – Heavy traffic is the bane of many Houstonians’ existence, but transportation is about to get a little bit easier, at least in the Uptown area.

The Texas Department of Transportation is putting $25 million toward a dedicated bus lane along a portion of loop 610.

The goal is to speed up travel to the future Westpark Transit Center at 59 and 610, and hopefully ease congestion through the Galleria area.

The bad news? The project likely won’t be finished until at least 2017. Let’s hear it for better traffic! Three years from now.

And speaking of getting from here to there, plans for a bullet train between Houston and Dallas are moving right along.

Federal regulators have given the go-ahead to start an environmental review for the project, meaning the train has cleared a major hurdle.

The super-fast railway would shorten the trip to Dallas to a quick 90 minutes by the year 2021.

Yup, seems we have a bit of a wait for our traffic fixes here in the Bayou City.

But at least we know help is in gear!