Today’s Headlines

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  • The People of Houston Think Sidewalks Are the Most Poorly Done City Service (Houston Chron)
  • Terry Hershey, Titan of Houston’s Urban Environmental Movement, Dies at 94 (Houston Chron)
  • A Houston Metro Bus Full of People Filled Up With Flood Waters Yesterday (ViralHog)
  • Density More Important Than Building Efficiency in Fighting Climate Change (Grist)
  • Pedestrian Killed by Driver on This Terrifying Stroad in El Paso (El Paso Times)
  • Jury Finds TXDOT Guilty of Age Discrimination, Orders $254,440 Settlement (El Paso Times)
  • San Antonio Council Approves $850M Bond Vote With $600M for Transportation (SA Express-News)
  • Terrible News: CAMPO Consultants Forced to Reconsider Road Diet on Jollyville Road (CAMPO)

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  • Travis County Seeks Nominees to Serve on CAMPO Technical Advisory Committee in New Open Call
  • Austin to Install 12 New Bicycle Priority Traffic Signals (TWC, Austin on a Bike)
  • Chandra Sekhar Gutti Bala Was at Twice Legal Alcohol Limit When He Killed Mother and Son (KXAN)
  • Texas Transpo Commission Wants to Expand Underutilized SH130 Toll Road? (Monitor)
  • Austin Council to Vote 1/26 on Deal With TXDOT to Install 600 Pedestrian Countdown Signals (Statesman)
  • TTI Sticking to Its Story That Traffic Will Increase, Despite the Data

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  • Freeways, StreetsBus Routes, MPO Meetings Shut Down By Rain in Houston. Again. Light Rail Running.
  • Texas Will Have More for Road Spending Than Ever in 2018 and 2019 (Star-Telegram)
  • “Project Connect” Meeting Reveals Beginnings of Austin’s Next Big Transit Push (Susan Somers)
  • AURA Has a Petition Going to Support Capital Metro Connections 2025 Plan for Frequent Bus Grid
  • Public Comment Period for Killeen-Temple Regional Transportation Plan (KTMPO)
  • San Antonio Mayor’s Race Heating Up, Policy Issues Not Yet on the Table (Express News)
  • Senator Bob Hall Files SB 493 to Add Sunset Review for Regional Mobility Authorities
  • Widening Roads in El Paso Car-Dependent Neighborhood to Cause Havoc (KVIA)
  • Edward Dwain Thomas Killed Walking in El Paso Crosswalk; No Charges (KFOXTV)

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  • Austin Council Outcome-Based Budgeting Includes Affordable and Accessible Transportation (Monitor)
  • HUD Bombshell: Houston Housing Policy Violates Civil Rights Act, Adds to Segregation (Houston Chron)
  • Metro Auditors Suggest Regional BRT in HOT Lanes, No Cars on Light Rail Streets (Houston Chron)
  • Firm TXDOT Hired to Study I-35 Toll Lanes Accused of Long History of Falsified Forecasts (Statesman)
  • Capital Metro Board to Vote on Connections 2025 – including Frequent Bus Grid – on Feb 27 (MetroBlog)
  • El Paso’s Neighbor, Juarez, Is Tough to Navigate for People With Disabilities (Norte Digital, Translation)
  • Essential Questions Rarely Asked in Woodlands Parkway Expansion Proposal Dispute (Houston Chron)
  • What Can the DC Region Learn From Houston’s Densification? (Greater Greater Washington)
  • TTI Helping TXDOT Prepare for Legal Texas Pot by Studying Safety Concerns? (TTI)

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  • Patrick Kennedy: Why Texas Is Spending Too Much on Roads and How to Stop (Strong Towns)
  • DART’s Top 5 Questions About the Suburban Cotton Belt Rail Line Don’t Mention Ridership (DART)
  • Sunset Commission Recommends Watering Down Oversight of TxDOT (TTI)
  • Grapevine Commuter Rail Station Will Have Boutique Hotel, Garage, and Plaza (Community Impact)
  • San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor Leading Group Walk Morning of January 28 (FitCitySA)
  • Plano Trying to Save Old Car Dependent Mall By Switching Parking Lots to Creek, Urbanism (Morning News)
  • SA 2020 to Focus on Transit and Obesity Over Next Several Years (News4SanAntonio)

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Transportation Agencies Will Finally Measure the Movement of People, Not Just Cars

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Hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent in the quest for free-flowing vehicular traffic. The result is wider highways, more sprawl, and more people stuck in congestion. But this week U.S. DOT took an important step to change course, releasing new standards to guide how transportation agencies measure their performance. Advocates for transit and walkability say the policy is a significant improvement.

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The Unequal Toll of Pedestrian Deaths

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News reports tend to blame the victims of these crashes for transgressions like "distracted walking" or crossing where they shouldn't have. But a new analysis from Smart Growth America highlights how pedestrian deaths are a systemic problem caused by the dangerous design of our streets and transportation systems.
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