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DARTzoom System Redesign Launched for Dallas and Surrounding Cities

The Dallas region is the latest to update its transit system on a high-frequency grid with on-demand transit service to fill in the gaps.

February 9, 2022 - NBC DFW

Plano DART

The Day after Plano Tomorrow

Planners in Plano, Texas are ready to pick up the pieces and move on from the demise of the Plano Tomorrow comprehensive plan.

August 14, 2020 - The Dallas Morning News


Legal Challenge Brings Down the Plano Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan

Plano Tomorrow, a comprehensive approved in 2015, has been rescinded and replaced with the city's previous master plan, approved in 1986.

August 5, 2020 - The Dallas Morning News


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


Plano Tomorrow Survives Legal Challenge; Debates About Planning Remain

Planners might have won a battle in city of Plano, but the war isn't over.

September 24, 2019 - Community Impact Newspaper


Plano, Texas Could Scrap its Growth Plan After Years of Litigation

A lawsuit has been successful in derailing the Plano Tomorrow plan, approved in 2015. The city could default to its 1986 plan.

July 14, 2019 - The Dallas Morning News

An Architectural Review of Toyota's New Texas Headquarters

Toyota Motor Company of North America has arrived in Texas.

October 21, 2017 - The Dallas Morning News

Dallas skyline

Dallas Employment Stagnant as Suburbs Boom

Between 1990 and 2016, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area added more jobs than New York City. The overwhelming majority of the new jobs are located in the suburbs.

April 18, 2017 - D Magazine

Plano's 'Legacy West' Mega Development Way Ahead of Schedule

The largest real estate project under construction in Texas, located in Plano, is wrapping up in about half the expected amount of time.

October 30, 2016 - Dallas News

Plano DART

The Secrets of Plano's Success

With a string of successes in downtown revitalization under its built, Plano, Texas is looking to duplicate that model elsewhere around the city.

September 18, 2016 - The Urban Edge

Dallas Central Station

Tradeoffs Considered for Dallas-to-Plano Rail Line

Officials would like to speed up the arrival of the Cotton Belt—a planned rail line connecting Dallas to Plano—but that might require sacrificing service.

August 1, 2016 - Dallas News

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Coming Soon to Dallas-Fort Worth: 8 Million Square Feet of Office Buildings

Large corporations are making huge investments in new office parks in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, reflecting a desire to attract young talent with Google- and Facebook-like workplaces.

October 22, 2015 - The Dallas Morning News

Putting the Comprehensive Plan in Plano, Texas

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.

October 14, 2015 - D Magazine

Toyota's Move from Torrance to Texas: California's Wake-Up Call?*

Toyota's April 30th announcement that it would take its headquarters from Torrance to Plano, Texas is proof-positive that California's high regulatory, high tax, and high cost of living environment is unfriendly to business. Or is it?

May 5, 2014 - The Wall Street Journal - U.S. News

The Texas Miracle: Looking Beyond the Impressive Growth Numbers

Texas is booming—its growth in people and jobs puts it in a league of its own. But another set of growth data pales by comparison: Infrastructure, particularly in the water and transportation needed to accommodate the growth, is woefully lacking.

April 30, 2014 - The Wall Street Journal - U.S. News

The Best and Worst Run Cities in Amercia

A new study concludes that encouraging businesses to prosper and create jobs is the most important function of local government.

January 14, 2012 - 24/7 Wall Street

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