Mobility & Transportation

METRO NEXT – Open House, Aug. 7

August 1, 2017 • Continue Reading »

What’s next for METRO… It’s up to you!

June 22, 2017 • Continue Reading »

METRO is embarking upon the development of a new regional transit plan – METRONext – and they need you to be a part of it! Their transit system must help people get to where they need to go today, as well as in the future. They welcome your ideas on how to better serve the needs of our current customers, as well as your help in developing strategies to attract new customers to the transit system. Now is the time to start planning for the future.

Please see the attached meeting schedule and join them at an upcoming community open house to learn more about METRONext and share your vision for future transit in the greater Houston region.

http://www.ridemetro.org/Pages/Regional-Transit-Plan.aspx

Dump the Pump – Thursday, June 15th – FREE Rides on METRO

June 13, 2017 • Continue Reading »

On Thursday, June 15th, “Dump the Pump” Day will be held. This annual national initiative raises awareness about the benefits of using transit and encourages people to ride transit instead of driving and save money. METRO will provide FREE rides on local, park and ride and light rail service all day.

Take a look at the commuter calculator found on the METRO web site to see just how much you can save using METRO on a regular basis.

METRO Summer of Fun Pass/QR Card for K-12 Students

May 31, 2017 • Continue Reading »

Get ready for a summer of fun! METRO is taking students to all the fun for FREE with the Student Summer of Fun Pass. It gives K- 12 students free rides on METRORail, local buses and Park & Ride services June 1, 2017 through Sept.1, 2017.

The fun continues even when students head back to class. After September 1, 2017, the Summer of Fun Pass automatically converts to a discounted METRO Student QR Fare card which is coded with a 50 percent student discount. When students reload the card with money, they will automatically get half off the full fare, which means the savings continue!

There are three ways to apply for the pass:

1.Online at RideMETRO.org under the Summer of Fun Link.
2. In person at the METRO RideStore located at 1900 Main or 1001 Travis St.
3. Call 713-635-4000 to request a mail-in application.

Summer fun is waiting and METRO can get you there!
For more information on the program visit RideMETRO.org or call 713-635-4000.

City of Houston Launches ParkHouston Mobile Parking App

May 24, 2017 • Continue Reading »

The City of Houston and Parkmobile, LLC have partnered to launch a custom parking app for mobile payments called ParkHouston. The application allows parkers to use their mobile devices to pay for parking at the 9,200 metered, on-street parking spaces throughout the city. Customers using the ParkHouston app can pay for parking with their smartphones using a free mobile application available for iPhone and Android.

“We want parking in Houston to be as easy as possible,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “The ParkHouston app lets Houstonians park, pay, and be on their way with the touch of a button. ParkHouston offers a customized experience for Houstonians, but still allows visitors to benefit from the nationwide Parkmobile network.”

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with the City of Houston to bring a city-centric, mobile payments solution to their residents and visitors,” said Jon Ziglar, CEO of Parkmobile, LLC. “This service makes paying for parking fast and simple, enhancing the customer parking experience. Parkmobile and ParkHouston have worked together to refresh the existing program, and we look forward to continue working with them to offer drivers an easier, more efficient way of parking.”

Additionally, Parkmobile is offering a resident discount program for ParkHouston customers. Beginning May 29, 2017, Houstonians will be eligible to use the ParkHouston or Parkmobile app with no convenience fee—a savings of about 35 cents per parking session. To enjoy the app for free, Houstonians will need to submit proof of residency. For more information please visit www.parkhoustontx.org.

By simplifying the public parking experience, drivers no longer need to search their car for loose change or check their watch to see when the meter expires. The app allows customers to effortlessly input payment information, while also sending a 15-minute reminder before the meter expires. To add more time, customers don’t even need to walk back to the car – it’s as easy as pushing a button. Compliance Officers will be able to see that a motorist has paid with the ParkHouston app using their wireless handheld devices.

Parkmobile has operated in Houston since 2011. Current Parkmobile customers can still pay for parking in Houston using their Parkmobile app or upgrade to the new ParkHouston app. To set up an account, customers download the mobile app from the Apple or Google Play store and sign up using their mobile number, or by calling. Once registered, parkers can immediately begin using the app with their registered mobile device or call the toll-free number to pay for parking. A toll-free number is posted on signage near the meters for those without a smartphone to make on-street payments.

About ParkHouston

ParkHouston supports the City of Houston’s economic development by providing superior customer service, investing in cutting-edge technologies, and actively collaborating with stakeholders. As a solution-focused division of the Administration and Regulatory Affairs Department, we service and maintain over 9,200 on-street parking spaces across the City. We create sound parking management strategies for commercial and residential areas that enhance pedestrian safety, ensure a smooth flow of traffic, and allow emergency vehicles to reach their destinations. ParkHouston also works to create more sustainable communities by reducing congestion and supporting alternative modes of transportation. For more information, visit us at www.parkhoustontx.org, on Twitter @HouParking, on Instagram @ParkHouston or on Facebook.com/ParkHouston.

About Parkmobile

Parkmobile, LLC is the leading provider for on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking. Their services have been adopted in more than 2,000 locations, including 37 of the top 100 cities in the U.S. by millions of registered users. Parkmobile’s services include on-street parking, off-street parking deck, airport and event reservations, and municipal parking permit solutions. Parkmobile serves over 20 airports as well as provides reserved parking solutions for private operators, the Super Bowl, the College Football Championship Series, Fenway Park, and Nationwide Arena, to name a few. For more information, visit us at www.parkhoustontx.org, on Twitter @HouParking or on Facebook.com/ParkHouston.

Airport Boulevard Project – Hiram Clarke Road to FM 521

April 7, 2017 • Continue Reading »

Airport Boulevard

Purpose

TxDOT proposes to widen and extend Airport Boulevard from Hiram Clarke Road to FM 521 in southwest Houston, Harris County, Texas. The proposed project would include the construction of additional travel lanes, bicycle lanes, pedestrian sidewalks and a raised median with dedicated left-turn lanes at selected intersections. The first part of the meeting will be an open house format so citizens may come and go at their convenience, followed by a formal presentation and comment period.

Description

The proposed improvements include:

  • Connect two separate existing roadway segments of Airport Boulevard between Hiram Clarke Road and FM 521
  • Construct a four-lane boulevard within the project limits
  • Construct bridge structures at two Harris County Flood Control District channels
  • Add a variable width raised center median with dedicated left-turn lanes at selected intersections
  • Construct a dedicated bicycle lane along the outside of the eastbound and westbound travel lanes
  • Construct a pedestrian sidewalk along the eastbound and westbound travel lanes
  • Implement a curb and gutter drainage system and stormwater detention areas

The project purpose would offer the traveling public a west-east alternative to the limited existing west-east travel corridors in southwest Houston while improving the local traffic flow, efficiency and the safety of the traveling public. The proposed project would change access along residential streets in the Glen Iris subdivision. The project would bisect Woodkerr Street, Lightstar Drive and Ambrose Street. Woodkerr Street and Ambrose Street (north of proposed Airport Boulevard) would have modified cul-de-sac designs. A new roadway alignment is proposed to connect Lightstar Drive and Ambrose Street (south of proposed Airport Boulevard).

Approximately seven acres of additional ROW would be required for detention areas though no residential or non-residential structures would be displaced.

The hearing will be conducted in English. Persons who have special communication or accommodation needs, such as the need for an interpreter, are encouraged to contact the District Public Information Officer at (713) 802-5076. Requests should be made at least five days prior to the hearing. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs. Comments must be received on or before April 21, 2017 to be part of the official hearing record.

The environmental review, consultation and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 16, 2014, and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT.

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H-GAC Transportation Survey – asking for your assistance

February 4, 2017 • Continue Reading »

We are asking for your assistance with a survey CDS is conducting for the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC). It’s a region-wide community survey of public transportation service needs and opinions, including topics such as ride sharing, local bus service, park and ride service, and other types of public transportation services.

We’ve conducted a phone survey, and we are supplementing that with an online version. We need to get responses ASAP, so I’d appreciate it if you could forward the survey link to the various communities with which you’re involved as management districts, civic and business organizations, consultants, etc. H-GAC has sent out notifications directly to its member governments as well. We need to close the survey within ten days or so, thus time is of the essence.

We need the responses from residents of Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Brazoria, and Galveston counties.

Deadline is February 13, 2017

Take the Survery

IH 10 E/B Major Closures between Antoine and IH 45 for the week of Jan. 16 and the weekend of Jan. 20-23

January 16, 2017 • Continue Reading »

Please see below for information regarding the reopening of the remaining Houston Ave. Northbound Lane at IH 10. The reopening of this lane took place this morning.

No closures remain in place for this project at this time. However, major closures of the IH 10 Eastbound Mainlanes remain as previously scheduled for the weekend on 01.20.17 thru 01.23.17 to complete the remaining work under the Houston Ave bridge.

Motorists should expect delays and are strongly encouraged to seek alternate routes for the weekend of 01.20.17 thru 01.23.17.

TxDOT is continually partnering with our contractor as we work towards a goal of completing the emergency repairs for the Houston Ave. Bridge at the very earliest date possible.

The contacts for these closures are Bobby Cayton at 832.870.6212, Paul Eley at 281.536.3129, and Karen Othon at 281.686.8616.

Houston Ave. Northbound between Weber St. and White Oak: The remaining lane was reopened this morning.

IH 610 West Loop Southbound Direct Connector to IH 10 Eastbound: Total Closure Continuously between 7:30 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Detour by following the IH 610 West Loop Southbound Direct Connector to IH 10 Westbound; Exit and U-turn at Chimney Rock/Wirt Rd., Follow the IH 10 Eastbound Frontage Rd to the next entrance ramp; Follow the IH 10 Eastbound Mainlanes to the direct connector to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound; Follow the IH 610 West Loop Northbound to the IH 610 North Loop Eastbound; Follow the IH 610 North Loop Eastbound to IH 45 Southbound; Follow IH 45 Southbound to IH 10 Eastbound.

IH 610 West Loop Northbound Direct Connector to IH 10 Eastbound: Total Closure Continuously between 7:30 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Detour by following the IH 610 West Loop Northbound to the IH 610 North Loop Eastbound; Follow the IH 610 North Loop Eastbound to IH 45 Southbound; Follow IH 45 Southbound to IH 10 Eastbound.

IH 610 West Loop Northbound Entrance Ramp from Woodway to IH 10 Eastbound and Westbound: Total Closure Continuously between 7:30 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Detour by following the IH 610 West Loop Northbound to the IH 610 North Loop Eastbound; Follow the IH 610 North Loop Eastbound to IH 45 Southbound; Follow IH 45 Southbound to IH 10 Eastbound.

H 10 Eastbound Mainlanes between Antoine and the IH 610 West Loop.: Alternate (Inside) Lanes Closed Continuously between 9:00 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17.(At least two outside Mainlanes will remain open at all times for local traffic only.) All thru traffic should detour via the direct connector to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound; Follow the IH 610 West Loop Northbound to the IH 610 North Loop Eastbound; Follow the IH 610 North Loop Eastbound to IH 45 Southbound; Follow IH 45 Southbound to IH 10 Eastbound.

Silber Entrance Ramp to the IH 10 E/B Mainlanes: Total Closure Continuously between 7:30 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Detour by proceeding eastbound on the IH 10 Eastbound Frontage Road. Turn Left, (North) on North Post Oak; Turn Right, (East) on Old Katy Rd. Follow Old Katy Rd. to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound Frontage Rd.; Follow the IH 610 West Loop Northbound Frontage Rd. to West 12 th; Turn Right, (West) on W. 12 th and follow W. 12 th to Hempstead Rd.; Turn Left, (West) on Hempstead Rd. and follow Hempstead Rd. to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound Frontage Rd.; Follow the IH 610 West Loop Northbound Frontage Rd. to the Entrance Ramp from TC Jester.

IH 10 Eastbound Mainlanes between the IH 610 West Loop and the Exit to N. Shepherd/Durham: Alternate (Inside) Lanes Closed Continuously between 9:00 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. (At least one outside Mainlanes will remain open at all times for local traffic only. All local traffic must exit via the Shepherd/Durham Exit).

Washington Ave. Entrance Ramp to the IH 10 E/B Mainlanes: Total Closure Continuously between 7:30 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Detour by proceeding either Northbound or Southbound on Washington Ave.

IH 10 Eastbound Mainlanes at the Exit to N. Shepherd/Durham: Total Closure Continuously between 9:00 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Detour by proceeding eastbound on the IH 10 Eastbound Frontage Road.; Turn Left, (North) on Shepherd Dr.; Turn Left, (West) on the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd.; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd. to the next Westbound Entrance Ramp; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Mainlanes to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound; Follow the IH 610 West Loop Northbound to the IH 610 North Loop Eastbound; Follow the IH 610 North Loop Eastbound to IH 45 Southbound; Follow IH 45 Southbound to IH 10 Eastbound.

TC Jester Entrance Ramp to the IH 10 E/B Mainlanes: Total Closure Continuously between 7:30 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Detour by proceeding eastbound on the IH 10 Eastbound Frontage Road.; Turn Left, (North) on Shepherd Dr.; Turn Left, (West) on the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd.; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd. to the next Westbound Entrance Ramp; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Mainlanes to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound or Southbound.

Patterson Entrance Ramp to the IH 10 E/B Mainlanes: Total Closure Continuously between 7:30 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Detour by proceeding eastbound on the IH 10 Eastbound Frontage Road; Turn Left, (North) on Yale; Turn Left, (West) on the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd.; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd. to the next Westbound Entrance Ramp; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Mainlanes to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound or Southbound.

Yale/Heights Entrance Ramp to the IH 10 E/B Mainlanes: Total Closure Continuously between 7:30 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Detour by proceeding eastbound on the IH 10 Eastbound Frontage Road; U-Turn at Studemont; Turn Left, (West) on the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd.; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd. to the next Westbound Entrance Ramp; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Mainlanes to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound or Southbound.

IH 10 Eastbound Frontage Road at Studemont: No Left Turns for Trucks will be allowed onto Studemont Northbound from the IH 10 Eastbound Frontage Road between 7:30 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Trucks will be allowed to U-Turn at Studemont and then proceed West on the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd. to the next Westbound Entrance Ramp; they can follow the IH 10 Westbound Mainlanes to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound or Southbound.

IH 10 Eastbound Exit to Taylor: Total Closure Continuously between 9:00 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Detour via the Exit to Shepherd/Durham; Turn Left, (North) on Shepherd Dr.; Turn Left, (West) on the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd.; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd. to the next Westbound Entrance Ramp; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Mainlanes to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound or Southbound.

IH 10 Eastbound Frontage Road at Taylor: Alternate lanes closed at Taylor between 7:30 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17.

Taylor Entrance Ramp to the IH 10 E/B Mainlanes: Total Closure Continuously between 7:30 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Detour: Turn Left, (North) on Taylor; Turn Left, (West) on the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd.; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd. to the next Westbound Entrance Ramp; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Mainlanes to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound or Southbound.

Taylor N/B at the IH 10 Eastbound Frontage Road: Thru trucks will NOT be allowed to proceed North, beyond the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd. on Taylor between 8:00 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17.. Thru Trucks will Turn Left, (West) on the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd.; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd. to the next Westbound Entrance Ramp; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Mainlanes to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound or Southbound.

Taylor S/B at IH 10: 1 (Left), Inside Lane closed between 8:00 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17.

Multiple Off Duty Police Officers will be on site to assist.

Changeable message Signs were reset on Monday, 01.09.17.

These closures are weather permitting.

Houston mayor addresses issues at BOMD/SWH2000 breakfast meeting

January 11, 2017 • Continue Reading »

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner fought rush hour traffic to address a joint breakfast meeting of the Brays Oaks Management District and Southwest Houston 2000 Tuesday, Jan. 10 at Houston Baptist University.
The mayor spoke about the city’s growth and diversity and talked about issues that concern all Houstonians––not just those affecting residents in the southwest sector of the city. He reiterated his commitment to repairing an estimated 40,000 potholes and said that 97 percent of those problems were fixed within one business day in 2016.

“We’re getting it done,” he said, then moved on to the concern of infrastructure repairs and better drainage to reduce flooding problems. The city has identified 22 drainage projects––two in each district––and is focusing on those first. He also talked about the city’s involvement in finding funding for Project Brays, a $480 million project to reduce flooding in the Brays Bayou watershed. While waiting for $311 million in federal funding, a loan of $130 was requested from the state, the mayor said.

In addressing public safety, Turner said that the city is currently 600 officers short and has reassigned 175 desk officers back to the street to assist in filling the gaps. He also talked about controversial changes to the city’s pension plan, which he called “a runaway finance system” that can’t be fixed overnight.

“I don’t have the power to turn water in to wine,” the mayor said, “But, we are not balancing our books on the backs of working men and women.”

The problem of Houston’s homeless population is a much more difficult one to address, he said.

“It’s easy to fill a pothole; it’s much harder to fill a hole in someone’s life,” Turner said. Simply providing housing is not the complete answer, he added, because many of these people will elect to go back to the streets. The problem is partly a financial one and partly a mental health issue. He pointed to a program that the city of San Antonio is currently using to provide shelter and services for up to 1,700 homeless people, but added that the Haven for Hope program is costing $23 million a year.

Turner stressed that the emphasis on the homeless population is not motivated by Super Bowl 51 coming to the city’s NRG Stadium in February because it can’t be fixed by then. It is an ongoing problem that requires the involvement of not only the city government, but also faith-based and charitable organizations. The mayor said that, having lived with hunger and poverty himself, he was personally not opposed to feeding the homeless, but that providing food does not address the complexities of their needs.

“We cannot be comfortable with people living on the streets and under underpasses,” Turner said.

BOMD SWH 2000 Breakfast with Mayor Turner – January 10, 2017 from ev1pro.com on Vimeo.

In addition to the mayor’s address, attendees at the breakfast meeting also heard from students of Westbury High School who are working on a project to build a pier at Willow Waterhole near their campus. They have already collected two-thirds of the $30,000 needed to build the pier, but are seeking donations of time, money, labor, and materials from the community.

Dr. Michelle Garza of Sharpstown High School also spoke about a program to register students for discount fare Metro bus passes, since transportation is an important part of school attendance, early arrival for tutoring, and the ability to stay after school for extra-curricular programs.

Street Closure Alert for Houston Marathon

January 6, 2017 • Continue Reading »

The City of Houston will welcome the annual Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon, and ABB 5K the weekend of January 14th -15th. In addition to the races, multiple events will be happening in and around the downtown area that will add to the excitement.

Various City departments are working together with the Houston Marathon Committee and public safety agencies to minimize traffic concerns and ensure everyone enjoys a safe and fun event.

Street Closures

Remember that 26.2 miles of course means there will be some significant impacts to traffic on race day. Several roads in and around the downtown area will be closed beginning Thursday morning, January 12th. On Saturday January 14th, downtown will experience additional closures from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for the ABB 5K race. On Sunday January 15th the 26.2-mile marathon course and 13.1-mile half marathon course will begin closing at 6 a.m. As runners pass through each area, streets will reopen. Below is a detailed map of the race routes and the time streets will close and reopen.

Additionally, set-up for the Start Line, Finish Line and other activities will require that portions of the downtown area be closed beginning Thursday morning:

Thursday, January 12th through Sunday, January 15th
Expect areas around the George R. Brown Convention Center and Discovery Green Park to close for the installation of the Finish Line and related fencing. Closures include Lamar Street in front of the Hilton Americas and Avenida de las Americas south of Discovery Green Parking Garage.

Click here for more information on Finish Line closures.

Friday, January 13th through Sunday, January 15th
Expect additional areas around the Start Line to be intermittently or permanently closed until Sunday afternoon.

Click here for more information on Start Line closures.
Click here for more information on Finish Line closures.

Saturday, January 14th
The ABB 5K will take place beginning at 8:00 a.m. and will result in street closures between downtown and Midtown from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Click here for a map of the ABB 5K course.

Sunday, January 15th
From 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., expect streets along the Marathon and Half Marathon course to be closed and reopened as the race progresses. 

Click here for a map of the Marathon and Half Marathon course.
Click here for more information on street closures and specific driving direction suggestions.

Race Day Driving Directions

Expect traffic to be slow in and around areas impacted by the race course on Sunday, January 15th.

Driving delays can be minimized by using alternate routes that avoid the course entirely. 

Need help getting around on race day?

Click on the link for your neighborhood to get detailed information on specific closures and driving directions.
• Start Line Area Closure Schedule Map
• Discovery Green & Finish Line Area Closure Schedule Map
• Washington Corridor Driving Directions
• Upper Kirby Driving Directions
• Rice & West University Driving Directions
• Galleria Area Driving Directions
• Tanglewood & Memorial Driving Directions
• Memorial Park Driving Directions

Runners – Show Your Bib, Ride METRO for Free on Race Day!

METRO is making it easy for participants to get to the start line on race day by offering FREE round-trip bus or rail service to any marathon or half marathon participant wearing their official “race bib” on Sunday, January 15th, 2017. Click here for more information.

Spectator Information

The City encourages residents to go out and cheer on race participants! There are many great places to watch along the route. The Houston Marathon Committee has identified the top 10 places to watch the race on their website.

Spectators, don’t forget that the fastest way to catch your favorite runners at the mile 8 split is on METRORail. Click here for more information.

Download the Mobile App for Runner Tracking, Maps & More

Want to track a runner, get results or access course maps? Download the Chevron Houston Marathon mobile app, available now for free in your phone’s app store.

Click here for iPhone mobile app.
Click here for Android mobile app.

Watch the Race Live on ABC 13 or ESPN3

Can’t make it to the race route? Watch the race live on ABC 13 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., or catch the recap show Sunday night at 10:35 p.m., also on ABC 13.

Want to watch the race on the go? Watch the race live streamed at abc13.com or on ESPN3.

Security & Safety

As with any public event, the main goal is to keep everyone safe. With that in mind, please remember to be vigilant about what is going on around you.

See something suspicious? Contact the nearest law enforcement officer or call the iWatch Houston Hotline at 1-855-iwatch4 (492-8244). If you see something that you believe to be a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.

Also, there are certain security and safety rules in effect for those planning on attending official marathon events. These are available at chevronhoustonmarathon.com.

Be sure to stay informed of emergencies, and large special events in Houston by signing up for AlertHouston online at houstontx.gov/emergency.

You can also follow on Twitter, or like on Facebook.

Need More Information?

Visit chevronhoustonmarathon.com for information about the race, and bookmark houstontx.gov/emergency for information on what public safety officials are doing to help keep these events safe.