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Yesterday
Gentrification is transforming Houston faster than Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Houston Chronicle
4 days ago
The extra costs of automobile dependency turn assumptions about affordability on their head, according to a recently published report by the Citizens Budget Commission.
Texas Monthly
5 days ago
In case anyone was getting carried away with the idea of fare-free transit, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has some cold water to pour on the conversation.
Houston Chronicle
January 16, 2020, 7am PST
Bagby Street in Houston will soon have wider sidewalks and a new bike lane.
Houston Chronicle
January 10, 2020, 6am PST
Comparing Houston in 2010 to the city today reveals a variety of transportation, infrastructure, and economic changes.
Urban Edge
December 18, 2019, 7am PST
Rents have grown as much as 28 percent in the last year over the past year in the neighborhood of Midtown in Houston.
Houston Chronicle
December 17, 2019, 8am PST
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County opened a new segment of HOT lanes, open to carpools and toll paying solo drivers, on U.S. 290 in Houston this week.
Houston Chronicle
December 2, 2019, 9am PST
Inequality is growing faster in large metropolitan areas, according to a New York Times data visualization.
The New York Times
November 20, 2019, 2pm PST
A review of board members' Q Cards reveals the extent to which the people who implement Houston's transit policy actually use the system: some quite a bit, some not so much.
The Houston Chronicle
November 14, 2019, 7am PST
The story of how the autonomous delivery company Nuro has taken to the streets of Houston to map the city and test its concept.
The Washington Poast
November 12, 2019, 7am PST
Decades ago, Bill Fulton wrote that Washington was not a good baseball town—and was skewered by legendary sportswriter Shirley Povich. The World Series made him rethink both D.C. and Houston—as baseball towns and as cities.
Urban Edge
November 5, 2019, 8am PST
The executive director of Environment Texas makes the case for public transit as a key tool in improving air pollution in and around Houston. Houston voters will vote on the MetroNext bond referendum today.
Houston Chronicle
November 1, 2019, 6am PDT
The worlds of baseball and zoning collide again.
Greater Greater Washington
October 16, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Housing Choice Voucher program is intended to provide new opportunities for low-income Americans to live in higher-priced neighborhoods, but few recipients of vouchers are taking full advantage of those opportunities.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Blog post
September 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
Do shortages of infrastructure justify restrictive zoning?
Michael Lewyn
September 17, 2019, 11am PDT
Italian construction giant Salini Impregilo will build the high-speed rail route connecting Houston and Dallas.
Houston Chronicle
September 12, 2019, 8am PDT
Jeff Speck, planning consultant and author of Walkable City, writes an opinion piece for the Houston Chronicle to oppose the plan to widen the I-45 freeway in Houston.
Houston Chronicle
September 6, 2019, 1pm PDT
The paper of record in a Texas oil town is a surprising place to find an article singing the praises of a society built on public transit instead of the automobile.
Houston Chronicle
September 4, 2019, 9am PDT
Part of the Houston-area Grand Parkway would pass through a tallgrass prairie reserve, and opponents say it would destroy the grasslands and bird habitat.
Streetsblog USA
August 21, 2019, 8am PDT
The city of Houston will decide their next mayor in November, in a rematch of the two candidates who ran against each other in a tight runoff election in 2015 as well as a host of additional candidates.
Houston Chronicle