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It's still not bike-friendly, but it's getting better. The Capitol Limited from Chicago to Washington joins a small list of routes allowing for "roll-on, roll-off," though reservations and a $25 fee may apply.
4 days ago   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Startup Genome Project ranks the Silicon Valley as far and away the best location in the world for startup businesses, but other American cities appear all over the top ten.
Jul 29, 2015   CityLab
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
San Antonio's soon-to-be-adopted air quality plan will focus on transportation to reduce the city's air pollution.
Jul 25, 2015   San Antonio Express-News
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
An age-old of question of infrastructure is up for debate in Frisco, Texas: whether the utility can bear the cost of running electricity lines under the ground.
Jul 21, 2015   The Dallas Morning News
President Barack Obama once again called upon the Antiquities Act to further his legacy as a champion of public lands. A famous example of land art will gain protection under the action.
Jul 15, 2015   The Washington Post
Fast rates of growth in North Texas have produced the demand necessary to drive fast rates of construction for retail.
Jul 13, 2015   The Dallas Morning News
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