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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 9, 2015, 9am PDT
Houston's famous lack of zoning codes might be more semantic than legal.
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.
September 7, 2015, 5am PDT
The Dallas Morning News thinks it's safe to say that no city in the United States compares to the ambition of Dallas when it comes to planning for rail transportation.
September 4, 2015, 2pm PDT
An ambitious project Mayor Annise Parker calls "one of the most exciting things I've had the opportunity to work on as mayor" took a major step forward this week.
August 29, 2015, 1pm PDT
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.
August 29, 2015, 5am PDT
Instead of building a wall separating the United States and Mexico, officials from both countries celebrated the opening on Tuesday of the West Rail Bypass International Bridge.
August 19, 2015, 10am PDT
Houston is making big transportation news this week with the launch of a newly replanned Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) bus system.
August 18, 2015, 11am PDT
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.
August 18, 2015, 8am PDT
A Houston Chronicle business columnist argues in defense of the Obama Administration's new environmental rules.
August 16, 2015, 1pm PDT
Houston's housing market is chugging along, although one of the area's key industries is struggling.
August 14, 2015, 1pm PDT
Local businesses and a global economy are driving growth at the Port of Houston. More opportunity growth could be on its way soon, too.
August 12, 2015, 8am PDT
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.
Community Impact Newspaper
August 11, 2015, 1pm PDT
The credit rating agency Standard & Poor's released a report that raises the threat level on the trend of earthquakes in areas around Oklahoma and Texas.
August 9, 2015, 1pm PDT
Partly absorbed by 1-10 and party given over the ravages of time—the Old Spanish Trail was the first to highway to connect the East Coast to the West Coast through the southern states.
August 1, 2015, 1pm PDT
Local officials are considering a conservancy to preserve the Houston Astrodome, considered an antiquities landmark by the Texas Historical Commission.