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by Tory Gattis — Metro’s Inner Katy BRT plan looks good except for TXDoT’s duplicative plans for vehicle traffic lanes to replace lost access to existing HOV lanes. And, the urban exodus continues.
by Tory Gattis — Houston’s reported rate of sinking may be a false alarm in terms of the city actually disappearing below sea level, and a new book notes similarities between Tokyo’s mini-kaihatsu and Houston’s townhouse developments.
by Tory Gattis — On the silliness of the induced demand anti-freeway-expansion argument; taxpayers *want* government to invest in infrastructure where there is demand!
by Tory Gattis — In spite of ridership being cut in half due to Covid, Metro’s financial position became stronger than ever due to a huge influx of federal grants, a total of $714 million in Covid relief in 2020 and 2021. Should this excess go to flood control?
by Tory Gattis — TXDoT and Harris County finally came to a historic agreement today that will reshape Houston mobility for decades to come. (April Fools…)
by Tory Gattis — Millennials may not fully grasp the consequences of the government owning the means of production, but they certainly don’t like how American capitalism is working for them. They have a point.
by Tory Gattis — “Drivable urban” Houston has a lower cost of living than most major metros across the U.S., making a persuasive case for suburbia.
by Tory Gattis — Houston needs its own version of the San Francisco Exploratorium museum – it’s just awesome. Meanwhile, we’re #1 in homebuilding, as Houston’s population booms.
by Tory Gattis — Lessons from history and from the success stories of the present point to clear priorities for cities to become today’s opportunity cities.
by Tory Gattis — ‘Sprawl is Good — The Environmental Case for Suburbia’ makes a comprehensive case for why and how sprawl can be pro-environment and address climate change.
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