Texas Commute

Opinion: Houston Should Vote Yes for MetroNext to Build Transit and Clean the Air

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.

November 5, 2019 - Houston Chronicle

Houston Light Rail Transit

Voters Will Decide on $3.5 Billion Transit Funding Bond in Houston

Houston's potential as a multi-modal city will be on the ballot this November.

August 14, 2019 - Houston Chronicle

Trump Sign

While Rural America Zigged, Suburban Sprawl Zagged

In 2016, Republicans did worse than usual in affluent sprawl suburbs, while gaining a little ground in working-class cities.

November 21, 2016 - Michael Lewyn

MAX Orange Line - Portland, Oregon

Votes Seem to Favor Expansion of Portland-Metro Light Rail System

Votes are still being counted, but an expansion of the MAX light rail system to the suburban community of Tigard appears to be squeaking out a victory.

November 10, 2016 - OPB

Crumbling road

New Trump Infrastructure Plan: A Trillion Dollars for New Roads Without Spending a Dime

Trump plans to authorize $137 billion in tax credits to private construction companies to build projects with tolls and other future cash streams to them to spur building and the economy.

November 7, 2016 - The Washington Post

Who Can Solve London's Great Challenges?

Against the backdrop of a made-for-tv mayoral election, Richard Florida looks at the litany of issues afflicting London as the city struggles with the deepest challenges it has faced since the Great Depression and post-war years.

April 24, 2012 - The Atlantic Cities

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