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Houston Transportation Texas - Houston is the fourth most populated city in the United States. However, it is also one of the most beautiful, with marshy grasslands, bayous with magnolia and cypress trees. It is at the end of a line of natural forests that run through East Texas. Houston is over half the size as the state of Rhode Island. While not usually considered a tourist city people who visit usually find that there is a great deal Houston offers visitors.

Houston has two airports the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), and the William P. Hobby Airport. Taxi service is available from IAH to downtown Houston, but it can be pricy. Also available is the Professional Airport Shuttle (www.houstonproshuttle.com), the Supper Shuttle (www.supershuttle.com), and the Airport Shuttle America all offer transportation to most hotels in Houston, and prices vary depending on distance, but are typically half what a taxi would cost. Additionally, the city bus service (www.ridemetro.org) also provides service to Houston at the cheapest rate. Most major rental car companies are available in the airport.

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Houston does not offer a subway system, so car travel is a necessity. In the downtown area, a new light rail system connects most of the districts however other parts of the city require either taxi service or a car. Driving in Houston is not too complicated, although traffic can be fast on the freeways. Fortunately, rental car prices in Houston are generally lower than other tourist destinations.

The Metropolitan Transportational Authority (www.ridemetro.org) services the light rail line that opened in 2004. It connects downtown, the Museum District, the Medical Center, and Reliant Park. Train tickets are very cheap, and can be used as bus transfers. Day passes are also available and are good for Train or Bus service.

Citywide bus service will travel to most places in the city where you will want to go and is very inexpensive. From the metro website above, you can use the trip planner to determine the bus routes you will need, as well as obtain schedules.

Taxis are available throughout the city, but difficult to hail in the street. It is best to call a taxi service or locate a taxi stand outside major hotels.

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Houston Interesting Facts

  • Texas is the only state to have the flags of 6 nations flying over it.
  • Texas produced more wool than any other state in the U.S.
  • Texas is the only state to enter the United States by treaty.
  • This state was an independent nation from 1836 to 1845.
  • The first word spoken from the moon on July 20, 1969 was Houston.
  • Houston is the fourth largest city in the U.S.
  • The population of Houston has topped three million.
  • Houston is home to the first major freeway in Texas.
  • The first U.S. public television station is located in Houston.
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