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AI Traffic Management Comes to Dallas-Fort Worth

Several Texas cities are using an AI-powered platform called NoTraffic to help manage traffic signals to increase safety and improve traffic flow.

April 24, 2024 - Dallas Morning News

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The Largest U.S. City Lacking Mass Transit

Arlington, Texas has the dubious distinction of being the largest city in the nation with no fixed-route public transit system.

November 27, 2023 - Fort Worth Report

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Fort Worth Amends Comprehensive Plan to Reduce Industrial Zone

After residents protested the size and location of a proposed industrial growth zone, the city council voted to adopt an amended version of the plan.

November 20, 2023 - NBC Dallas

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Fort Worth Passes Affordable Housing ‘Roadmap’

The new plan recommends strategies such as legalizing ADUs and creating a land bank for affordable housing development.

October 25, 2023 - KERA News

Map of Panther Island flood control project

Report: Fort Worth’s Panther Island Should Emphasize Mixed Use, Walkability

Originally planned as a primarily residential development, the riverfront development could shift to a focus on entertainment, commerce, and outdoor recreation.

August 10, 2023 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

View down covered sidewalk in historic Stockyards district in Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Could Start Contributing to Sidewalk Repair Costs

A proposal in the city council could shift the burden of sidewalk repairs away from property owners, who are currently responsible for 100 percent of expenses.

January 5, 2023 - Fort Worth Report

Fort Worth Stockyards sign at night

Business Group Fights Apartments in Fort Worth Stockyards

The city’s zoning commission voted to require city council approval for new apartments east of Packers Street and Niles City Boulevard after a local business group coplained about added traffic.

November 11, 2022 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The trees, benches, and other landscape elements of a park are submerged in brown flood waters.

Fort Worth Spending More on Flood Control; Still Well Short of What’s Needed

Fort Worth could spend $136 million on stormwater infrastructure and flood control over the next five years. In all, the city needs more like $1 billion of investment.

August 23, 2022 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Fort Worth To Study Transit Opportunities in its Poorest Neighborhoods

Residents in the 76104 ZIP code, where life expectancy is the lowest in Texas, lack access to effective transit and essential needs.

August 4, 2022 - Mass Transit

A view of a large water tower, with the words and logo of Fort Worth, looming over a wide freeway.

Advocates Hope the Next Texas Freeway Widening Won’t Be the Like the Previous

Community Design Fort Worth, a nonprofit collective of planners and designers, is pushing the Texas Department of Transportation to do something revolutionary with its plans to widen Interstate 30.

June 26, 2022 - Fort Worth Report

Mt. Rainier

2020 Population Growth Rates for the 50 Biggest U.S. Cities

The Census Bureau released new data on May 27 that includes the first four months of the pandemic. Seattle tops the growth rate at 2.2% from July 1, 2019, to July 1, 2020, while Baltimore and San Francisco land at the bottom with -1.4%.

June 4, 2021 - The Seattle Times

Texas

Fort Worth City Council Wants to Pause Apartment Developments

A trio of Fort Worth city councilmembers are trying to hit the brakes on the recent wave of multi-family housing developments requiring zoning changes in the growing city.

January 14, 2021 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Planning a New City Hall

The city of Fort Worth is moving to a site formerly occupied by the headquarters of Pier 1.

December 6, 2020 - CBS DFW

Fort Worth

Trinity Metro Needs Funding the Forth Worth City Council Doesn't Want to Give

The federal government has committed funding to two transit projects in Fort Worth, if local officials can provide matching funding. Fort Worth councilmembers are having trouble parting with the cash.

October 28, 2020 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Fort Worth,Texas Oct.21, 2017 Food truck at the trendy area of South side also called the Magnolia area in Forth Worth,Texas.

Fort Worth Plans Big Moves to Rebrand Near Southside

Fort Worth business owners plan to promote the Near Southside area as a hub for artists and entrepreneurs.

October 16, 2020 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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City vs. State: Mayors Want Power to Require Mask Wearing to Slow Coronavirus Spread

Coronavirus cases are surging in the Lone Star State's urban areas, so mayors of nine of its largest cities asked Greg Abbott for the power to mandate the wearing of masks or facial coverings, prohibited by executive order, to slow viral spread.

June 21, 2020 - The Texas Tribune

Houston, Texas

Texas Losing its Housing Affordability Advantage

Trends pre-dating Covid-19 showed housing affordability slipping away from many residents in Texas. The pandemic will likely only exacerbate the trend, according to this analysis.

April 15, 2020 - Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge

Forth Worth, Texas

Budget Worries Threaten Vision for Fort Worth Riverfront District and Flood Control Project

An ambitious stormwater infrastructure project in Fort Worth would also include a mega-project development of a new riverfront district. Funding has become a problem, well into work on the project.

September 23, 2019 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Cattle Drive

Stampede of New Residents Challenges Fort Worth

An interview with Fort Worth Planning and Development Director Randle Harwood on the planning practices and ideas driving the future of one of the nation's fastest growing cities.

May 27, 2019 - Josh Stephens

Fair Park, Dallas

No Region Approves and Builds Apartments Like Dallas-Forth Worth

Apartments are abundant in the development pipeline of the Dallas-Forth Worth region—not just in the urban core, but in suburbs like Frisco, Carrollton, and Farmers Branch.

May 19, 2019 - The Dallas Morning News

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