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Houston TranStar Houston TranStar is a unique partnership of representatives from the City of Houston, Harris County, METRO and TxDOT who share resources and exchange information under one roof to keep motorists informed, roadways clear and lives safe.
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A transportation and emergency management consortium of four local governments that share resources to provide high-quality safety and mobility services with greater efficiency.

Operating as usual

12/23/2020
ReadyHarris

LIVE from Houston TranStar: #COVID19 updates from Office of County Judge Lina Hidalgo, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Harris County Public Health, and Houston Health Department. Tune in now.

12/23/2020
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Stay off Santa’s—and law enforcement’s—naughty
list. Refuse to drink and drive, and help us spread this
lifesaving message: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. 🚗

A great reminder from NHTSA!

In observance of the upcoming holidays, our friends at Houston METRO will operate on a modified schedule. Check it here ...
12/22/2020
METRO Holiday Schedule | Bus and Rail Public Transit | Houston, Texas

In observance of the upcoming holidays, our friends at Houston METRO will operate on a modified schedule. Check it here before you head out!: bit.ly/2Ah5eyp

Before you use METRO bus, rail or paratransit on a holiday, check here to see if your service will be operating on a weekday, Saturday or Sunday schedule.

⚠️Complete Freeway Closure⚠️ at I-10 eastbound at I-45 due to an oversized load striking the Houston Ave Bridge. Check t...
12/22/2020

⚠️Complete Freeway Closure⚠️ at I-10 eastbound at I-45 due to an oversized load striking the Houston Ave Bridge. Check traffic.houstontranstar.org for alternate routes.

⚠️Two Complete Freeway Closures⚠️- I-10 Katy Westbound at Park Ten due to end of police chase- SH 3 at SH 146, both dire...
12/21/2020

⚠️Two Complete Freeway Closures⚠️
- I-10 Katy Westbound at Park Ten due to end of police chase
- SH 3 at SH 146, both directions due to truck hitting bridge
Check traffic.houstontranstar.org for alternate routes

If you're a Houston METRO rider, don't miss their 12 Days of Takeout! Show your Q card and get discounts to different lo...
12/18/2020

If you're a Houston METRO rider, don't miss their 12 Days of Takeout! Show your Q card and get discounts to different local restaurants😋🍽

On this day of METRO's 12 Days of Takeout our friends at Thai cafe is giving our METRO riders 10% off all meals! YUM!

12/17/2020
Talk Traffic To Me: EP 1 with Jeff Lindner

Check out the first episode of our new "Talk Traffic To Me" video series!

Tune in to watch TranStar’s PIO, Josh Shideler and Jeff Lindner from the Harris County Flood Control District, discuss #houstontraffic, flooded and icy roads, and the region’s electronic roadway signs. Watch now! ⬇️

12/16/2020

Christmas is in 9 days!🎄IF you’re planning on traveling, know that TranStar’s Control Room is staffed 24/7 to help keep motorists safe 🚗 Drive safely out there and check traffic.houstontranstar.org for traffic updates

The Fred Hartman Bridge is looking stunning as always today! Did you know you can check all of our traffic cameras on th...
12/14/2020

The Fred Hartman Bridge is looking stunning as always today! Did you know you can check all of our traffic cameras on the Houston TranStar App? 📲 If you see something interesting, share it with us! 🎥

iPhone App: apple.co/2JucePe
Android App: bit.ly/2SbDYed

🚧 Major Weekend Closure 🚧: All mainlanes of the I-10 East Freeway (Eastbound) from Wade Rd. to Garth Rd. will be closed ...
12/11/2020

🚧 Major Weekend Closure 🚧: All mainlanes of the I-10 East Freeway (Eastbound) from Wade Rd. to Garth Rd. will be closed starting tonight at 9pm until Saturday at 3pm.

The I-10 Eastbound exit to John Martin and one I-10 Eastbound frontage road lane will be closed during this time as well. Check bit.ly/3oABsxk for a full list of all weekend closures.

We are excited to announce that our new “Talk Traffic To Me” social media series will premiere soon! 🎉 Every month our P...
12/10/2020

We are excited to announce that our new “Talk Traffic To Me” social media series will premiere soon! 🎉 Every month our PIO, Josh Shideler, will talk about #HoustonTraffic and other fun Houston matters with a guest co-host in a short video. First up is Harris County Flood Control District's Jeff Lindner! Stay tuned.

⚠️Complete Freeway Closure⚠️ at I-10 East Westbound at I-69 Eastex due to a big lost load blocking all lanes. Estimated ...
12/09/2020

⚠️Complete Freeway Closure⚠️ at I-10 East Westbound at I-69 Eastex due to a big lost load blocking all lanes. Estimated cleanup will take around 3-4 hours. Avoid the area and check traffic.houstontranstar.org for alternate routes

A great explanation of recent traffic trends compared to last year⬇ If you want to check what traffic was like on a part...
12/09/2020

A great explanation of recent traffic trends compared to last year⬇ If you want to check what traffic was like on a particular date, check out our archives here: traffic.houstontranstar.org/map_archive/
Maps are available as far back as January 2012!

2019 holiday traffic (top) vs. 2020 holiday traffic (bottom). As time passes, we’re getting closer to “normal” conditions... but we’re still seeing reduced traffic volume on every Houston freeway compared to this time last year. @abc13houston #kattraffic #ABC13 #traffic #houston #holidays @houston.transtar

Well said, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez! Please be safe and kind out on the roadways as we see an increase in traffic incidents. ...
12/08/2020

Well said, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez! Please be safe and kind out on the roadways as we see an increase in traffic incidents. 🚗 Road rage is NOT worth getting into a crash.

“We are collectively calling on our community today to respect each other on our roadways,” said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. “We’ve seen more minor traffic incidents unnecessarily escalate and are here together to amplify our efforts to address these incidents.”

Watch the multi-agency news conference: https://bit.ly/3oystwv.

Starting tonight at 9 PM, all mainlanes of I-69 Southwest Freeway northbound between Fondren and Hillcroft will be close...
12/04/2020

Starting tonight at 9 PM, all mainlanes of I-69 Southwest Freeway northbound between Fondren and Hillcroft will be closed for roadwork at the Hillcroft bridge. It will reopen on Monday, December 7th at 5 AM.

Check bit.ly/2FAwUWW for a full list of weekend closures and check traffic.houstontranstar.org for alternate routes and road conditions 🚗

ReadyHarris
12/04/2020

ReadyHarris

Ralphie’s Road Trip| Ooh! Looks like Ralphie is stopping by @HoustonTranstar to check on the traffic before he heads out on the rest of his trip. Smart move! You can check the traffic too. Just visit bit.ly/1hIv0gn. Any guesses on where Ralphie is going next?
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El Recorrido de Ralphie | ¡Ah! Parece que Ralphie está de visita en @HoustonTranstar para verificar el tráfico antes de continuar con el resto de su viaje. ¡Una elección inteligente! Usted también puede checar el tráfico visitando bit.ly/1hIv0gn. ¿A dónde irá Ralphie ahora?
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拉尔夫的公路旅行| 哦! 看起来Ralphie正在@HoustonTranstar停下来检查路况,然后再出发。 明智之举! 您也可以检查流量。 http://xn--bit-qz3ej66w60m0xb.ly/1hIv0gn。 对Ralphie接下来的发展有何猜测?
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Chuyến đi đường của Ralphie | Ôi! Có vẻ như Ralphie đang ghé qua @HoustonTranstar để kiểm tra tình hình giao thông trước khi anh ấy bắt đầu chuyến đi còn lại của mình. Bước đi thông minh! Bạn cũng có thể kiểm tra lưu lượng truy cập. Chỉ cần truy cập bit.ly/1hIv0gn. Bạn có đoán xem Ralphie sẽ đi đâu tiếp theo không?
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رحلة الطريق رالفى | اوه! يبدو أن رالفي يتوقف عندHoustonTranstar للتحقق من حركة المرور قبل أن يتوجه لبقية رحلته. حركة ذكية! يمكنك التحقق من حركة المرور أيضا. ما عليك سوى زيارة bit.ly/1hIv0gn. أي تخمينات إلى أين يتجه رالفي بعد ذلك؟

#TBT: The Galena Ferry in 1931! Back then, Harris County used a ferry system due to extensive waterways throughout the c...
12/03/2020

#TBT: The Galena Ferry in 1931! Back then, Harris County used a ferry system due to extensive waterways throughout the county. Eventually, they were replaced by roads and bridges. Now you can ride the Galveston Ferry! Check out Ferry info on our website here: bit.ly/2JoV1d7 ⛴

We're expecting wet roadways all day long 🌧 Remember to drive safely and practice vehicular social distancing 🚗...🚙Check...
12/02/2020

We're expecting wet roadways all day long 🌧 Remember to drive safely and practice vehicular social distancing 🚗...🚙

Check traffic.houstontranstar.org before you head out for any roadway flooding risks

Hurricane Season is over, but the Houston TranStar App offers more than just our Roadway Flood Warning System!🌧 You can ...
12/01/2020

Hurricane Season is over, but the Houston TranStar App offers more than just our Roadway Flood Warning System!🌧 You can also check for road closures and crashes along your route, check the TranStar traffic cameras, call for a tow truck and more. 🚗

Download today! 📲

iPhone App: https://apple.co/2JucePe
Android App: http://bit.ly/2SbDYed

12/01/2020

Thank you WTS Houston Chapter! We are grateful for your partnership and your continuous dedication to the advancement of women in transportation.

REMEMBER: Toll fees at 288 begin today! 🚗
11/30/2020

REMEMBER: Toll fees at 288 begin today! 🚗

Tolls started at 5am today, so it’s time to #SnagYourTag. Head over to Drive288.com/Tolling to discover which toll tag works best for you.

WHEW, we made it to the end of a record-breaking #hurricaneseason, folks! We had a total of 30 named storms, 12 of which...
11/30/2020

WHEW, we made it to the end of a record-breaking #hurricaneseason, folks! We had a total of 30 named storms, 12 of which hit the U.S. coastline (previous record was 9).

Today, we celebrate! 🌈☀

The Houston TranStar Director's Office will be closed tomorrow and Friday to observe the holiday. But #TranStar's Contro...
11/25/2020

The Houston TranStar Director's Office will be closed tomorrow and Friday to observe the holiday.

But #TranStar's Control Room will be staffed 24/7 to help keep motorists safe! 🚗 You can still dial our main number (713) 881-3000 if you need assistance. Have a safe Holiday, friends! 🦃

IF you're planning on driving somewhere this #Thanksgiving, remember to buckle up, 🚗 and do not drink and drive! 🥂🚫A gre...
11/25/2020

IF you're planning on driving somewhere this #Thanksgiving, remember to buckle up, 🚗 and do not drink and drive! 🥂🚫

A great reminder from our friends at NHTSA. 👏🏻

Have you ever seen the funny messages that the Texas Department of Transportation puts on the Digital Message Signs alon...
11/24/2020

Have you ever seen the funny messages that the Texas Department of Transportation puts on the Digital Message Signs along our freeways? 👀

Now is your chance to submit your own creative, fun ‘safe-driving’ message! ⬇

It’s your time to shine y’all! Our Digital Highway Sign Contest is officially open. Submit your most creative safe-driving message & you could be one of three winners who see their message in bright lights over TX highways. #EndTheStreakTX http://ow.ly/GEj150CtLl2

Avoid the areas and check traffic.houstontranstar.org for alternate routes
11/24/2020

Avoid the areas and check traffic.houstontranstar.org for alternate routes

UPDATE 11:37 AM: All lanes have reopened.

⚠️ROADWAY ALERT⚠️

Commercial vehicle incident at the northbound South Sam Houston Tollway Plaza blocking multiple EZ TAG lanes.

Traffic is slow-moving, expect delays. Estimated clearance time ~2 hours. Stay tuned for updates. #houtraffic #hounews

It's a gloomy day in Houston ☁ Remember to turn on your headlights if you're having trouble seeing other vehicles. Check...
11/23/2020

It's a gloomy day in Houston ☁ Remember to turn on your headlights if you're having trouble seeing other vehicles. Check traffic.houstontranstar.org before you drive to check traffic conditions🚗

⚠️Complete Freeway Closure⚠️ at I-69 Eastex Freeway at Will Clayton Parkway going northbound due to a major crash. Check...
11/20/2020

⚠️Complete Freeway Closure⚠️ at I-69 Eastex Freeway at Will Clayton Parkway going northbound due to a major crash. Check traffic.houstontranstar.org for alternate routes

HEADS UP. Starting Friday, Nov 20 at 9 PM, crews will close:- All mainlanes of I-69 Southwest Freeway northbound from Ge...
11/19/2020

HEADS UP. Starting Friday, Nov 20 at 9 PM, crews will close:

- All mainlanes of I-69 Southwest Freeway northbound from Gessner to Fondren (reopen on Monday, Nov 30 at 5 AM)
- All mainlanes of I-45 Gulf Freeway northbound from FM 517 to FM 646 in League City, Texas (reopen on Saturday, Nov 21 at Noon)

Check https://bit.ly/2FAwUWW for a full list of weekend closures and check traffic.houstontranstar.org for alternate routes

Complete Roadway closure on 249 at Seton Lake northbound. Avoid the area and check traffic.houstontranstar.org for alter...
11/18/2020

Complete Roadway closure on 249 at Seton Lake northbound. Avoid the area and check traffic.houstontranstar.org for alternate routes

For every dollar spent on Houston TranStar's operations, the region realizes a benefit of $21.80! 🚗 Read all about our w...
11/18/2020

For every dollar spent on Houston TranStar's operations, the region realizes a benefit of $21.80! 🚗 Read all about our work and operations in our 2019 Annual Report here: https://bit.ly/36YzhOo

11/17/2020
Office of County Judge Lina Hidalgo

TUNE IN NOW!! Live from #HoustonTranStar: COVID-19 Updates with Office of County Judge Lina Hidalgo, ReadyHarris, Harris County Public Health and the Harris Health System

Attention Houston and Brazoria County drivers: the 288 toll lanes are now officially open! 🥳 they will be FREE until the...
11/16/2020

Attention Houston and Brazoria County drivers: the 288 toll lanes are now officially open! 🥳 they will be FREE until the end of the month. Enjoy and drive safely, folks 🚗

Good morning! The 288 toll lanes officially open! This is the TXDOT and Brazoria County portions of 288 from County Road 58 in Manvel to just south of downtown Houston.

Imagine cars zooming inches away from you as you're standing outside of your vehicle on the freeway. This is what hundre...
11/14/2020

Imagine cars zooming inches away from you as you're standing outside of your vehicle on the freeway. This is what hundreds of tow operators and emergency personnel go through on a daily basis when responding to traffic incidents. Remember to MOVE OVER or SLOW DOWN 🚓🚑

We're seeing a number of incidents on the freeways right now. Check bit.ly/3kqu8C1 to see a full list of ongoing acciden...
11/13/2020

We're seeing a number of incidents on the freeways right now. Check bit.ly/3kqu8C1 to see a full list of ongoing accidents

Don't forget to check bit.ly/2IpC2i7 for a list of closures this weekend

Drive safely, Houston!

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A transportation and emergency management consortium of four local governments that share resources to provide high-quality safety and mobility services with great efficiency.

Houston TranStar is a unique partnership of representatives from the City of Houston, Harris County, METRO and TxDOT who share resources and exchange information under one roof to keep motorists informed, roadways clear and lives safe in the fourth most populated city in the United States.

Established in 1993, TranStar manages the region's transportation system and is the primary coordination site for state, county and local agencies when responding to incidents and emergencies.

Website: https://www.houstontranstar.org/ Download TranStar’s Mobile App for iPhone: https://apple.co/2JucePe Download TranStar’s Mobile App for Android Devices: http://bit.ly/2SbDYed

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What the HELL is going on with TRAFFIC at Bellaire and Fondren???? WHO are these men that are controlling the signals and creating mass clusters???????
CAUTION: Coming southbound on 288 right when you get to the new pattern divide at the 610 loop, it is flooded bad and you cannot see it, it is also flooded in the lower curve going under the 610 west overpass coming down 288, stay in the far right lane there!
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I was thinking about the signs we used to see tallying the annual fatalities on Texas roads. It would be nice to think there is a silver lining in the reduction of traffic injuries/fatalities in the area, any numbers?
Merry Christmas 🎄 to y’all. Keep the coffee ☕️ hot and be Blessed over the Holidays. We appreciate the work you do in helping to keep us safe on the roads. 🚗🚙🚚🚛🚔
Galveston Causeway update?
It would be nice if transfer could develop a heat map with traffic information. The way it is organized online now isn't very easy to read.
I asked a couple of months ago, and it's been messed up for over a year - but is there any chance you can put the cameras in proper order for 290 here? It's all out of whack.
Mash potatoes, not your bumper! Be safe, Houston.
Mash potatoes, not your bumper. Be safe, Houston!
Would be great if someone could update the message screens in 288 South. This is definitely confusing drivers and causing unneeded traffic.
Can you tell us where LYFT or UBER can pick us up after the game with all the street closures? HELP