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June 20, 2014, 7am PDT
An article by Amy Crawford details the prospects of a plan to build a private rail connection between Houston and Dallas—the Texas Central Railway—that would be modeled on lines in Japan, and funded by Japanese interests.
March 28, 2014, 1pm PDT
The mayors of Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston recently announced their support of a high-speed rail connection between the two metropolitan areas. The line would be privately funded.
Dallas News
August 19, 2013, 6am PDT
From the panhandle to the Gulf coast, cities across traditionally car-crazed Texas are building bike-share systems and expanding bike infrastructure to lure businesses, residents, and improve public health.
The Texas Tribune
May 23, 2012, 5am PDT
Bridget Moriarity profiles a public-private partnership that is working to bring increased density and walkability deep in the heart of Texas.
Next American City
May 9, 2012, 9am PDT
Nate Berg uncovers yet another study matching long commutes to poor health, from low fitness to high blood pressure.
The Atlantic Cities
February 23, 2012, 6am PST
Popular in such countries as the Netherlands and Japan for some time, the first full service vending machine to be located in an apartment community in the United States has arrived in Fort Worth, Texas, reports Tim Blackwell.
Property Management Insider
December 10, 2010, 6am PST
City officials in Fort Worth, Texas, have backed out of plans to build a streetcar downtown.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
April 1, 2010, 1am PDT
In this editorial, blogger Kevin Buchanan argues that a Fort Worth streetcar is being delayed by political forces and should move forward for the benefit of the community.
May 9, 2009, 9am PDT
It would take at least an additional 10-cent tax on gasoline to fund transit and transportation projects in metropolitan Dallas-Fort Worth, according to city officials who want to ask voters to allow the increases.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
April 13, 2009, 7am PDT
A streetcar system and commuter rail line are now officially part of a regional plan for the Fort Worth area.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
April 17, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles are usually regarded as hotbeds for homosexuals. But five unlikely cities -- in places such as Texas, Oklahoma and Alaska -- show that more gay-friendly cities are coming out of the woodwork.</p>
Utne Reader