Houston

Houston is making big transportation news this week with the launch of a newly replanned Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) bus system.
Aug 19, 2015   Human Transit
Eric Jaffe of CityLab looks at what went wrong with what should have been a clear way to employ technology to reduce crashes and save lives, and what can be done to stem the tide of cities removing red light cameras.
Aug 18, 2015   CityLab
Houston's housing market is chugging along, although one of the area's key industries is struggling.
Aug 16, 2015   Houston Chronicle
Local businesses and a global economy are driving growth at the Port of Houston. More opportunity growth could be on its way soon, too.
Aug 14, 2015   Houston Chronicle
The legacy of sprawl in and around Houston has forced local officials to seek $700 million in bond funding (part of an $848 million bond package) to pay for road improvement projects.
Aug 12, 2015   Community Impact Newspaper
Local officials are considering a conservancy to preserve the Houston Astrodome, considered an antiquities landmark by the Texas Historical Commission.
Aug 1, 2015   Houston Chronicle
A proposal to transform the Pierce Elevated in Houston into a linear park joins the slag heap of Houston's history of never-built projects.
Jul 28, 2015   Houston Chronicle
The Dallas-to-Houston project will be the first operating high speed rail line in the United States when it opens in 2021. The project received $75 million in private funding, allowing planning for the project to advance.
Jul 26, 2015   Houston Chronicle
A housing development in Houston's Near Northside has made a remarkable commitment to developing affordable units to populations at-risk of being pushed out by gentrification.
Jul 23, 2015   The Urban Edge
The politics of parking aren't expected to change in the upcoming Houston mayoral election. But an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle is willing to mess with the third rail.
Jul 22, 2015   Houston Chronicle
A feature in the Houston Chronicle explores the economic segregation of Houston along the axis of Main Street—with low income neighborhoods like Independence Heights to the north and affluent neighborhoods like Old Braeswood to the south.
Jul 10, 2015   Houston Chronicle