With sidewalks in disrepair and shabby looking trees, Dallas has turned to planning and design firm NBBJ to create a new master plan for its Arts District.
Dec 21, 2015 The Dallas Morning News
A public-private partnership could bring new development to some of the parking lots outside the home of the Texas Rangers. It's not the first grand plan to get floated for the ballpark's ancillary areas.
Dec 16, 2015 The Dallas Morning News
Two Texas universities received a federal grant to embed sensors in road asphalt to create renewable electricity from the wind created by passing vehicles to power roadside lights and traffic signals.
Dec 16, 2015 Energy Harvesting Journal
The approval of the Plan Houston comprehensive plan was one of the biggest planning news stories of the year. A new podcast digs deeper into the significance and details of the new plan for the city of Houston.
Dec 14, 2015 Streetsblog USA
The average water main in Dallas is 42 years old, and the costs of updating the city's water mains are estimated at $55 million a year. The problem: Dallas doesn’t even know where to start.
Dec 11, 2015 The Dallas Morning News
The Neighborhood Centers non-profit operates a bus named for the Who song "Magic Bus" to fill the fundamental needs of low income residents of Houston: access to jobs, healthcare, markets, and home.
Dec 8, 2015 Houston Chronicle
At critical points, Dallas' streetcar system runs without overhead cables. Two batteries underneath the car store enough power to propel the train across a mile-long bridge.
Dec 7, 2015 Houston Public Media
The latest plan for the Texas Central high-speed rail line would stop trains well short of downtown Houston. Transit advocates are displeased with the change of plans.
Nov 28, 2015 Houston Chronicle
The TAPS transit agency is severely distressed, and continuing to receive bad news about its finances.
Nov 27, 2015 The Dallas Morning News
Four major cities in Texas are either considering or constructing convention center upgrades.
Nov 25, 2015 Community Impact Newspaper