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Metro Needs to Rethink the University Line
Houston transit opponents worry that construction of the University Line will snarl traffic, invite unwelcome development and cripple local businesses.
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New Book: Houston as the Bold Case Against Zoning
A new book by M. Nolan Gray cites the Houston city model makes a bold case against zoning.
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Comparing the Inflating Costs of Houston Highways vs. Transit
Inflation is causing huge cost increases for all types of infrastructure projects; this week we compare Houston highway vs. transit cost inflation.
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The Death of Texas High-Speed Rail
The death of Texas high-speed rail looks imminent based on the recent news of the CEO's departure, but the economics never made sense unless Japan was willing to heavily subsidize the program in order to show off their trains in America (hoping for future sales).
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Houston’s Mini-Kaihatsu, Sinking False Alarm, and more
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.
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Silliness of Induced Demand Arguments, NZ MUD Troubles, and more
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!
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With Low Ridership, Should Metro’s Excess Cash Pile Go To Flood Control?
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?
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TXDoT and Harris County Reach Deal on 45N NHHIP Rebuild
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...)
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PBS Loves Houston, We Need an Exploratorium, HTX #1 in Homebuilding
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.
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The URI Next American Cities Report, Texas MUDs as a Model
This newly released report from Urban Reform Institute examines the places that offer opportunity for a revitalized American Dream for more citizens.