The L.A. Times' story on the launch has some great video footage, too.
Yeah, it's a good thing we have to visit the L.A. Times site to see what is basically nothing more than an embedded video from YouTube.
Cause if so, here's an article from August 2012, pretty much detailing the exact same thing
Either way, cool beans!
I remember hearing that public transit or even biking was near impossible in houston due likely to gas and car companies' influence.
Well, that's not entirely true. There's been huge improvements for bikers in general by the upgrades and construction of miles and miles of bike trails. Here's some more info on those trails. You can get from most suburbs all the way to Downtown by staying on (nicely maintained) trails these days, which is pretty nice.
Now as far as public transport is concerned, you're somewhat correct in terms of the quality not being very high, nor extensive. We have one measly light rail track, but completely focused on connecting downtown Houston with the very close-by Medical Center. Apparently they're looking at adding a second route at the moment.
However, don't forget that in a city as sprawling as Houston, connecting suburbs is a nightmare. We're spread out over roughly 600 square miles. That's a LOT of land to cover for any kind of public transportation. Cars are a daily part of life in a city like this. No car almost equals no job nor social life around here.
No idea how big this thing is though, the Raspberry Pi is a very attractive size for what it is...
Then again, for now these are indeed all rumors. Here's hoping they do actually include a port.