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Yesterday
Bagby Street in Houston will soon have wider sidewalks and a new bike lane.
Houston Chronicle
Yesterday
The public got its first taste of the ambitions of the Project Connect transit plan in the state capital of Texas.
KXAN
3 days ago
A reapportionment of House of Representatives will begin when the results of the Census 2020 have been finalized. A new analysis indicates that ten House seats will likely shift from the Northeast and Midwest to the West and South.
Citiwire
January 10, 2020, 6am PST
Comparing Houston in 2010 to the city today reveals a variety of transportation, infrastructure, and economic changes.
Urban Edge
January 5, 2020, 11am PST
The 12-month period ending July 1, 2019, saw the lowest population growth rate, 0.5 percent, since 1918, reported the U.S. Census Bureau on Monday. Natural increase (births minus deaths) was the lowest in decades. Ten states saw population declines.
U.S. Census Bureau
January 2, 2020, 7am PST
The public-private partnership is a massive expansion of the city’s entertainment district.
The Dallas Morning News
December 26, 2019, 1pm PST
Light rail, bus rapid transit, subway cell service, and more.
WAMU
December 18, 2019, 2pm PST
With a massive development project called The Epic already under construction as a future home for Uber, a Dallas developer is turning its attention to nearby sites.
The Dallas Morning News
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 5, 2019, 9am PST
Concerns about the impact on a nearby butterfly preserve, a judge in Texas finally shutdown private construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Washington Post
December 2, 2019, 7am PST
November saw a rendering and news of a groundbreaking for Apple in Austin.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 28, 2019, 9am PST
Two articles raise questions about the state of humanity, as evidenced by the way news organizations and politicians write and talk about the homeless.
Streetsblog LA
November 23, 2019, 7am PST
When complete, the Rolling V Ranch will be one of the largest residential developments in the state of Texas.
The Dallas Morning News
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 20, 2019, 7am PST
An entertainment district in Austin will soon be the sole province of pedestrians on busy weekend nights.
Austin Statesman
November 18, 2019, 7am PST
Austin is the latest city in the United States to undertake a massive overhaul of its bus system, designing for a high frequency grid.
Austin On Your Feet
November 17, 2019, 11am PST
Bastrop, a fast-growing city located north of Austin, is plotting growth on a street grid.
Public Square: A CNU Journal
November 6, 2019, 9am PST
A surge of oil from four countries—Norway, Guyana, Canada and Brazil—will more than compensate for slowing growth of U.S. oil production. The new sources might cause oil prices to dip to $50 a barrel and slow the transition to electric vehicles.
The New York Times
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