February 9, 2023

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Cherokee Nation Vinita Food Distribution Warehouse employee Robert Soldier cuts the ribbon along with Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.; Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner; Council of the Cherokee Nation; and Cabinet, Career and Human Services employees during the grand opening event.

Houston begins public meetings on long-awaited Gulfton METRO lines


Houston Metro is hosting three public meetings this week for community input on the METRO Rapid Gulfton Corridor project. The project would create a new metro line starting in Gulfton and travel to WestPark/Lower Uptown Transit Center and the Northwest Transit Center. 

The first meeting planned is Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sharpstown Campus on 6500 Rookin St., Houston, TX, 77074. The second meeting is on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the same Sharpstown address for Houston Spanish speakers. Read More



Cherokee Nation Breaks Ground On $10M Career Readiness Campus


The Career Readiness Campus will be the home of the new Cherokee Nation Building Trades Program and will provide space for expanding training opportunities in the construction field such as electrical, plumbing, masonry and HVAC. The campus will also house the tribe’s high-voltage lineman training program and fiber technician training program among others.

“Career training for Cherokee citizens must be every bit as valued as a college education. We have put over $30 million toward that effort since 2019 and now, this new funding marks another major education investment,”Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said. “With this new career readiness campus, we’ll continue to work with our partners in the region in career tech centers, but we will now have our own facility for some of our unique programs, in turn helping improve citizens’ lives and employability. This will make our communities and our Nation stronger.” Read More


'New Flyer’ receives new order for 41 transit buses

Survey of DART, TRE riders looks to determine possible improvements


Dallas Area Rapid Transit and Trinity Railway Express riders are being asked to participate in a survey that will help determine potential improvements to the public transit providers.

The survey is part of a regionwide survey that started last fall, according to a news release from the North Central Texas Council of Governments. The transit survey will start gathering data from DART and TRE riders in early February.

The survey aims to determine how riders are using public transportation and what changes could be made to better accommodate population growth in the region. Survey’s were conducted on the Denton County Transportation Authority, Trinity Metro and Arlington Via in 2022. Read More

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