Texas

October 14, 2015, 9am PDT
The suburban city of Plano, Texas, located outside of Dallas, approved this week a comprehensive plan that overcame vocal opposition to the idea of mixed-use, urban developments.
D Magazine
October 13, 2015, 10am PDT
Local officials, planners, and other civic leaders have joined together to look at how the city can bring neighborhoods split by freeways back together again.
The Dallas Morning News
October 7, 2015, 6am PDT
In what is described as a "Penn Station moment," Dallas has approved a demolition delay ordinance for historic buildings downtown. This is an uncharacteristic victory for preservation.
The Dallas Morning News
October 6, 2015, 5am PDT
According to one Dallas suburbanite, the American lawn is a "decadent and unsustainable totem[s] of middle-class prosperity."
Dallas Observer
October 5, 2015, 12pm PDT
A hearing on pedestrian infrastructure in Dallas—which is proving exceptionally deadly this year—reveals the sharp political divide on how to make streets safe for walking.
The Dallas Morning News
September 29, 2015, 12pm PDT
It's a case of the haves vs. the have-nots in transportation spending for a rapidly growing suburban area of Houston.
Houston Chronicle
September 29, 2015, 9am PDT
The relative calm of the last decade may be luring hundreds of thousands of new coastal residents into a false sense of comfort.
Five Thirty Eight
September 28, 2015, 9am PDT
The Dallas Morning News argues for a full and complete visioning process for a park along the Trinity River in Dallas.
The Dallas Morning News
September 26, 2015, 11am PDT
Not all bicycle infrastructure is created equal. Dallas planners are working to find new ways to build protected bike lanes instead of sharrows and other half-measures.
The Dallas Morning News
September 25, 2015, 10am PDT
Streetsblog surveys the Texas cities adopting new standards of traffic safety as official policy.
Streetsblog USA
September 24, 2015, 8am PDT
Houston's Pierce Elevated, a section of the I-45 freeway, is the latest target in the movement to remove urban freeways.
The Urban Edge
September 23, 2015, 7am PDT
Critical funding from the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Transportation Policy Council will expand the size of Houston's B-Cycle bikeshare system. The investment is intended to attract more users.
Houston Chronicle
September 21, 2015, 5am PDT
It used to be that the nation's rural areas suffered from the highest poverty rates. Today, nearly half of the American poor live in mid-sized counties.
Pew Research Center
September 17, 2015, 11am PDT
Refusing to raise the 20-cent gas tax, creative Texas legislators have devised another scheme to divert existing revenue streams to roads. Last year it was a portion of the Rainy Day Fund. This year, from general sales and motor vehicle sales taxes.
KCBD
September 16, 2015, 9am PDT
The Philly Voice provides a primer on Houston's ascendance up the ranks of major U.S. cities as it evolves into a more urban version of itself.
Philly Voice
September 16, 2015, 7am PDT
Cities traditionally thought of as car-centric are putting ambitious light rail plans at the center of ambitious plans for transit.
Houston Chronicle
September 11, 2015, 6am PDT
The Dallas City Council has given preliminary approval to a proposed light rail line, currently called D2, which would add service capacity to the downtown core.
The Dallas Morning News
September 10, 2015, 9am PDT
As the city of Houston is growing, car traffic and rail traffic are also growing. The conflict between the two will be very expensive to resolve.
The Houston Chronicle
September 9, 2015, 9am PDT
Houston's famous lack of zoning codes might be more semantic than legal.
The Urban Edge
September 7, 2015, 11am PDT
An outdoors enthusiast laments the explosive sprawl that is quickly sucking up places to hunt and fish in the state of Texas.
The Dallas Morning News