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Las Colinas light-rail station in Irving, Texas

Infrastructure Bill Problems, Dallas TOD Failure, Transit Issues

I have mixed feelings about the $1T infrastructure bill - a lot of money will be going into transit — a black hole, especially Amtrak.
Houston's downtown, looking outward toward suburbs

Houston’s Blob is About to Eat Even More of East Texas…and We Should Embrace It

by Tory Gattis — Houston’s traditional “build more” approach to growth responds to what people want rather than what urban planners think is the 'right' way.
The Astrodome Conservancy starts campaign to repurpose the Astrodome

Astrodome Campaign Ideas, MaX Lanes, Pandemic Migration and More

by Tory Gattis — The Astrodome Conservancy starts a campaign to re-engage the public on what to do with the Astrodome. Will they go big? Or, propose a more modest, affordable plan?
The proposed channel route

A better alternative to channelizing Buffalo Bayou, VC leaving CA for TX, life science and entrepreneurship rankings, big solar, and more

by Tory Gattis — My lead item this week is my proposed alternative to channelizing Buffalo Bayou or an expensive tunnel to better drain the westside reservoirs and avoid a future Harvey flooding tragedy.