Today’s Headlines

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  • HGAC Transportation Policy Council Asks TXDOT to Spend $3B on I-45 Downtown Loop (HGAC)
  • Can Texas Central Really Raise $12 Billion for High-Speed Rail From Private Investors? (Tribune)
  • Transit Ridership Plummeting in Austin, While Houston Growth Is 2nd Best in Nation (Purgatorian)
  • Capital Metro Board Approaching Final Vote on Connections 2025 Plan (Monitor)
  • Does DFW Area Growth Have to Mean More Driving and Traffic? (Morning News)
  • Someone Crashed Their Car Into a Fire Truck Blocking Traffic at Site of a Crash (Morning News)
  • A Linear Urban Planning District Connecting Dallas to Fort Worth With TOD? (Morning News)

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Today’s Headlines

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  • Long Read on the Conflicts Surrounding Texas High-Speed Rail Effort (Morning News)
  • Texas Central High-Speed Rail Company Hits Back at Flawed Reason Report (BizJournals)
  • Pent-Up Demand for Affordable Housing in Houston Is Between 124K and 400K Units (Houston Chron)
  • You Can Help Use Data and Tech to Solve Mobility Issues at ATX Hack the Traffic Event March 4
  • Collin County Residents Rightfully Worried About Freeway Expansion in Rural Area (Morning News)
  • Austin Will Quickly Spend Safe Routes & Sidewalks Funds From Mobility Bond (Community Impact)
  • City of Georgetown Looking to Increase Density and Reduce Parking Requirements (Casey Burack)
  • Some Dallas Lawmakers Target Transit Funding to Fix City Pension Woes (Morning News)

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Today’s Headlines

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  • Houston Public Works Director Dale Rudick is Retiring (Houston Chron)
  • TTI Live Blogs the Texas Senate Transportation Committee
  • Pro-Segregation Group PODER Gets Austin Mayoral Task Force to Support Anti-Urbanism (Statesman)
  • DFW Developers Envision Building Suburbs in a Post-Personal Car Future (Star-Telegram)
  • Bexar County Installing High Tech Wayfinding Kiosks in Urban Areas (Rivard)
  • Two of Seven Central TX Regional Mobility Authority Board Members Are Now Women (Community Impact)

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Today’s Headlines

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  • Metro Developing Regional Transit Plan, Could Be Ready for Bond Referendum in November (Houston Chron)
  • H-GAC Will Release TIP Call for Projects This Fall, Large Amount of Funding Available (Community Impact)
  • Fort Worth Form-Based Code Rewrite Threatened by Worries About Parking (Star-Telegram)
  • Fort Worth Installs Reverse Angle Parking at City Hall (Ann Zadeh, Instructions)
  • TXDOT: Relocating Our Offices Out of Austin Urban Area Helps “Our Role to Reduce Congestion” (TTI)
  • Teddy Sanchez Has Now Killed Two Pedestrians in 17 Months With His Truck; No Charges Filed (KVIA)
  • Waco Walks Is a Group Organized for Regular Walks and Policy Change After Reading Jeff Speck (WacoTrib)
  • European Union Considering Legislating Alcolocks on All Cars to Prevent Drunk Driving (Independent)

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Talking Headways Podcast: Can All Cities Be Great?

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The guest this episode is Alexander Garvin, author of the recently released book What Makes a Great City. We chat about why people are an important factor in building cities and taking pictures; Houston’s Post Oak Boulevard is going to show up Chicago, San Francisco, and New York’s best streets; and Alexander’s heroes, from Edmund Bacon to Haussmann to Robert Moses.

Today’s Headlines

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  • Traffic Fatalities in Texas Again Led Nation in 2016: 3,757 Deaths, Up From 3,531 in 2015 (Insurance Journal)
  • Transportation Advocacy Group – Houston Encourages #TXLege to Develop Multimodal Corridors (Impact)
  • Houston’s Downtown Protected Bike Lane Will Soon Directly Connect to Buffalo Bayou Trail (HPM)
  • Austin City Council Goes Forward With Limiting a TOD and Some Funding for Cap Metro (Monitor)
  • Let the Games Begin: Austin City Council Will Have First CodeNEXT Briefing on Feb 22

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