Getting to and around 休斯顿 is made easier through public transit and the region's system of highways, transit centers and other transportation options. Learn more about METRO's services as well as major roadways and more that will help you navigate the nation's fourth-largest city.
There’s more to building a successful light-rail system than laying track and putting up stations. That’s why 火车 made a commitment to not only serve and connect 休斯顿 communities, but also to maintain their culture and integrity. 火车 has added more than 17 miles of new sidewalks and 45 miles of 12-foot traffic lanes. The expanded light-rail system that now runs nearly 23 miles is an essential element of the city’s plans to meet the transportation and environmental challenges of today and tomorrow, easing our growing traffic congestion and improving air quality.
METRO has more than 1,200 buses. With an extensive network of bus routes and convenient park-and-ride facilities helping to ease rush-hour commutes, the 地铁公交系统 keeps the 休斯顿 region moving. METRO is paving the way for a cleaner 休斯顿 with more than 440 transit diesel-hybrid buses in operation. 自2003年以来, METRO has been actively working to improve the air we breathe with state-of-the-art technology that reduces nitrogen oxide emissions by more than 50 percent and offers substantial savings in fuel. Hybrid technology is METRO’s current choice for vehicles, 每年,, as part of its fleet replacement plan, METRO purchases 100 buses.
休斯顿 is the crossroads for interstate highways 10 and 45. Other major highways serving 休斯顿 are Interstate 610, U.S. 59, U.S. 90, U.S. 290, 德州99, 德州146, 德州225, 德州249, 德州288, 哈代收费公路, 西苑资本收费公路, 和环城公路8.
休斯顿 TranStar is a lifesaver for anyone wanting to avoid congested roadways when driving throughout the city. TranStar uses state-of-the-art technologies to reduce congestion on major roadways. Monitoring traffic incidents with more than 730 regional closed-circuit cameras, TranStar dispatches vehicles to remove debris or hazardous materials, communicates with emergency vehicles about accident scenes, and sends tow trucks to stalled vehicles. Dynamic message signs and a robust website inform the public about expected travel times and traffic-related issues.
和大多数城市一样, routes and freeways in 休斯顿 are designated by numbers, but natives usually refer to them by nicknames. Here are a few of the major freeways and their nicknames.
Beltway 8 – Sam 休斯顿 Parkway/The Beltway
East Freeway – Interstate 10 East
东部高速公路-美国.S. 59 (north 休斯顿 to downtown)
Grand Parkway - 德州99
Gulf Freeway – Interstate 45 (south of downtown)
Katy Freeway – Interstate 10 West
The Loop – Loop 610 (in all four directions)
North Freeway – Interstate 45 North
西北高速公路- U.S. 290
西南高速公路- U.S. 59 (Southwest 休斯顿 to downtown)
The 休斯顿 area is served by two major airports: George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. 爱好机场(侯). 休斯顿最大的机场, IAH, is located approximately 23 miles north of downtown 休斯顿, and currently ranks 15th among United States’ busiest airports with scheduled nonstop domestic and international flights. More than 650 departures leave daily from IAH. Hobby Airport is located approximately seven miles south of downtown, and offers nonstop flights to more than 50 destinations throughout the United States. It’s also a regional center for corporate and private aviation. 第三个网站, 艾灵顿机场(EFD), is a joint-use civil and military airport serving the needs of the U.S. military, NASA, and general aviation.
休斯顿 is one of only a handful of cities in the country with resident companies in all of the major performing arts disciplines including opera, 戏剧, 音乐剧, 交响乐和芭蕾舞. There are also 19 different arts and cultural institutions that make up the walkable Museum District.