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Will I need to drive my own vehicle to conduct my everyday life (work/school/shopping) at my destination?

Most Houstonians would confirm that you will need your own vehicle for daily life. While there is bus service available, the mass transit system is not as well developed as that of more pedestrian cities like New York.
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How can I legally drive a vehicle in this city?

You should have a driver's license from your home country or -- after 90 days -- a Texas driver's license. You will also need to have auto insurance (liability insurance) for the vehicle you are driving.
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What side of the road do people drive on?

Cars drive on the right-hand side of the road.
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Describe typical public transportation an expat might use to get around the city.

The Metro bus is the public transportation system that Houstonians use to get around. This system is made up of local, commuter and shuttle routes, as well as a MetroLift for the disabled. For local routes throughout the city the typical fare is $1 and $2 for a one-day pass. Weekly, monthly and yearly passes are available for all services. The MetroRail, a 7.5-mile light rail system, links downtown, the Museum District, Texas Medical Center and Reliant Park.
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Could an expat also use public transportation to get out of the city—to surrounding towns, recreation areas or suburbs? If so, list options.

Although this is possible via bus systems (Metro, Greyhound and other operators) most expats purchase their own vehicles.
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In regards to transportation, are there any safety issues I should be aware of?

Become acquainted with local roads and freeways as well as local traffic rules. Always follow these traffic rules and always drive with the flow of traffic.
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Where do I buy tickets/tokens/etc. for the major public transportation?

Typically at the Metro Park and Ride - or on the bus itself. For current information, call the Metro customer service line or check out their Web site.
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