Tag Archive for: transportation
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Texas transportation projects update: the legislative regular session ended on Memorial Day. Transportation related issues were mostly low priority, and the Senate focused mainly on a few important long-term funding bills.
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METRO's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plan should use shared lanes rather than dedicated lanes to minimize traffic congestion.
https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/i45n-rebuild.jpg 624 1100 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2023-05-17 11:15:142023-05-17 11:15:14Is the 18 year Rebuild of 45N a Good Thing or Will it Kill Downtown?
Will the two decades long rebuild of 45N eventually ease traffic, or will it cause employers to move to the suburbs and permanently shift to remote work, killing economic vitality in the downtown area of Houston?
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Reason interviews me (Tory Gattis) about Houston's unorthodox, unzoned approach to land-use regulation and how it reduces our homelessness, as well as my suggested solution for zoned cities.
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The best argument for school choice: in states that have implemented it, public schools for low-income students have gotten dramatically better even while not losing many students!
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Is Metro's advertising influencing local reporting? Local media runs ads that promotes the use of Metro services, and is mostly silent on ridership decline.
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guest post by Oscar Slotboom — The current level of METRO subsidy means that every regular Metro customer is costing taxpayers the cost of annual car ownership.
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Houstonians got a free $18k from minimum lot size reform, but is Houston sliding towards zoning? Houston tops standard of living rankings.
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Experts spar over whether urban freeway expansion results in less congestion or not; does added capacity simply lead more drivers to use the freeway?
https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/fair-for-houston.jpg 675 1200 Charles Blain /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Charles Blain2023-03-02 14:36:282023-03-02 14:36:28Charter Amendment Petition Aimed at Regional Transportation Funding Underway
A new group called the Houston-Galveston Area PAC has launched a petition effort focused on reforming the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), the region’s federally-chartered metropolitan planning organization.