The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) is gearing up to test an autonomous vehicle on the campus of Texas Southern University located within Houston Southeast. The first phase of the pilot project will kick off June 5.

Upon successful completion of the first $250,000 phase, the second phase will extend the route to a nearby rail station and possibly offer a connection to the Texas Medical Center's TMC3 research campus.
Not actual vehicle
Source houston.innovationmap.com
The United Nations cultural agency UNESCO has honored some of Houston’s historic African American sites as part of their  Slave Route Project , an international registry of locations associated with the transatlantic slave trade.

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Pearl Hospitality recently announced seven (7) new tenants for the ground floor of the historic Medical Towers, which is being redeveloped into a 273-room Westin Hotel. The Houston developer has signed lease agreements with MOD Pizza, Roti Modern Mediterranean, Poke in the Bowl, Antone's, JuiceLand, SusieCakes, and The Halal Guys.
Rendering of The Westin Houston Medical Center


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Emancipation Park Conservancy will host the 147th Juneteenth Celebration on June 15, 2019. Houston Southeast is partnering with METRO to offer easy access to and from Emancipation Park.

Stay tuned for more information on planning your trip to Emancipation Park to enjoy the festivities!
With ongoing construction, detours and closures, stay up to date on the newest construction updates
for the Houston Southeast area which includes
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On Monday, May 20, 2019, OST Community Partnership and Greater Southeast Management District partnered with METRO to host a METRONext Town Hall Meeting. METRO's President & Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Lambert, spoke about the Moving Forward Plan, answered questions about light rail to Hobby Airport and received input from Houston Southeast business owners and residents.



Source metronext.org
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