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Frank Billingsley and Jen Reyna at Festival of Lights
November 13, 2009

This Saturday will mark my first visit to The Festival Of Lights. It sounds awesome! I’ll be in the middle of Moody Gardens as Santa Claus makes an early visit to flip the switch…ta-da…ONE MILLION LIGHTS! May the holiday season begin.

There’s ice skating, ballet/performances and holiday films. It sounds like there’s a little something for everyone. To find out about pricing, directions and other info head to :
http://www.moodygardens.com/seasonal_fun/festival_of_lights/

FROM FRIDAY’S NEWSCAST:

JUST FOR FUN: To shed more light on your Channel 2, Traffic Anchor’s background try taking a shot at this quiz question. The answer will be posted here on Monday.

ANSWER: B – Dad would take me ice skating on a regular basis.

Wireless Safety Week:TAKE POLL
June 9, 2009

Wireless Safety Week, June 7-14, Promotes Wireless Safety on the Roadways

The results of the poll show that drivers here in Houston could do a better job of putting those cell phones away while driving. The risks simply are not worth the little reward.

Katy Frwy:Saving you time (Take the poll)
December 12, 2008

STUDY REVEALS COMMUTERS ARE SAVING SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL TIME WHEN TRAVELING ALONG THE NEW I-10/KATY FREEWAY…

I have included this poll because I want to know what you think! It’s important because millions of dollars were spent. So, please share your opinion with me. The results are always shared on-air as well. I have also included the entire news release, below. I was going to shorten the write-up…but decided to leave it as is because I found the information to be interesting.

“Texas Transportation Institute Completes a Review of Katy Freeway Travel Times and Speeds”

(Houston, Texas) – At the request of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) recently completed a review of travel times and speeds along the I-10/Katy Freeway. This initial analysis of commuter benefits relative to the recently completed expansion project reveals that drivers are saving significant time during roundtrip commutes between SH 99 and the I-610/West Loop when comparing traffic conditions in June 2008 to data collected during a recent review in November, particularly during peak time hours.

After opening the freeway in its full lane capacity at the end of October, commuters traveling the Katy Freeway corridor now save an average of 15 minutes of time during their morning commutes by increasing average travel speeds by 25 MPH, and save on average another 12 minutes of time during afternoon commutes by increasing average travel speeds by 19 MPH. “We are pleased about the recent survey results that tell us that drivers are saving as much as 40 – 45 minutes a day on their roundtrip commutes on the new and improved Katy Freeway,” says Delvin Dennis, TxDOT Houston District Engineer.

In June 2008, drivers were averaging speeds of 33 MPH and travel times of 36 minutes during morning commutes between SH 99 and the West Loop. Afternoon commutes were averaging 35 MPH with travel times of 34 minutes. With the completion of construction, morning commuters are now averaging speeds of 58 MPH and travel times of 21 minutes with afternoon commuters averaging 54 MPH and travel times of 22 minutes when traveling this same distance. This translates to almost 2 ½ hours per work week that commuters are given back valuable time to spend in other ways besides sitting in traffic.

http://www.katyfreeway.org/KatyFwyTravelTimes.pdf.

Snow in Houston
December 10, 2008

We had freezing temperatures this evening…just in time for the holidays.  Let me know what you thought.

By the way, I am not a fan of cold temperatures; especially when combined with rain. I must say though…I enjoyed the brisk air, grey skies and hearing everyone get all excited over “snow”…OK OK!… “flakes” in Houston.

Tis the Season!