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Atlanta Traffic

Why Don't State DOTs Believe in Induced Demand?

Despite evidence that widening roadways is only a temporary solution to congestion, a decades-long inertia leads states to continue pushing expansion projects against local opposition.

October 6, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

Houston Light Rail Transit

Houston Area Loses $64 Million in Federal Transportation Funds Due to Delays and Lack of Oversight

The funding was directed to congestion mitigation, air quality, and transportation alternatives projects.

October 5, 2021 - Houston Chronicle

Aerial Texas Hill Country at sunset, with an aerial view of a highway interchange and Interstate 35 in Austin, Texas.

Austin Interstate Expansion Plan Draws Opposition

A proposal to widen I-35 has drawn criticism from community members who want to see the city shift away from car-centric development.

September 15, 2021 - Texas Signal

Junction of U.S. Route 59 and Interstate 10, Houston, Texas

I-10 Widening Project Continues in Texas

The current work will expand the freeway to three lanes in each direction and shift a notorious bottleneck farther west.

May 20, 2021 - Houston Chronicle

Texas

Austin City Council Urges TxDOT to Reconsider I-35 Expansion

In a letter to the department, the city called for an increased focus on shifting demand away from single-occupancy vehicles and boosting other forms of transportation.

April 1, 2021 - KVUE

View south along Interstate 45 (North Freeway) from the ramp between westbound Interstate 10 and southbound Interstate 45 in Houston, Harris County, Texas

TxDOT Faces Lawsuit from Harris County Over I-45 Plan

The lawsuit over the controversial I-45 project, which has been plagued by local opposition, calls for a new environmental review.

March 15, 2021 - Houston Chronicle

I-45 and I-69

TxDOT Approves I-45 Widening Despite Local Opposition

Despite every manner of local opposition, the Texas Department of Transportation is pushing forward with a plan to widen Interstate 45 north of the city of Houston, demolishing and displacing thousands of homes, businesses, and community facilities.

February 7, 2021 - Houston Chronicle

Texas Highway

TxDOT Could Spend $600 Million to Improve Highway Safety

Texas leads the nation in automobile-related deaths, and the state is considering spend a large amount of money to lower the number of fatalities on the state's highways.

July 31, 2019 - Houston Chronicle

Interstate 30, Tom Landry Freeway

Highway Expansion Could Be Calamitous for Dallas' City Center

After a 2016 Texas Department of Transportation plan put forward a vision for a more walkable and dense city, TxDOT is still looking to expand I-30, a project that contradicts many of the forward-thinking ideas in that plan.

May 23, 2018 - D Magazine

Houston Texas

Are Texans Driving Less? Depends on Who You Ask

Local and regional transportation planners responded skeptically to data from the Texas Department of Transportation showing Texans driving less.

October 5, 2016 - Streetsblog Texas

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