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  • Kenny Easwaran

    It’s one thing if this “Aggie Highway” is intended to spur development in the region between Navasota and Tomball. But I don’t quite understand why the Texas A&M leadership is supporting it – we’ve already got perfectly good freeway access to Houston, and this will at best cut about 10-15 minutes off the drive. Have any studies been done to see whether $400 million would be enough to add a rail connection from College Station to Houston? That would actually give people a wider range of options (especially for football fans from Houston who want to avoid drunk driving home, and for students who don’t have a drivers license).

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Dallas Needs to Spend $90M a Year to Keep Existing Roads From Deteriorating (Morning News) Houston Still Has a Problem With People Talking About “Those People” (Houston Chronicle) Agatha Beins: Texas Women’s U Has New Bike Racks, Needs Complete Streets (Huffington Post) Texas Legislature Appears Likely to Require Cities to Allow Fracking (Dallas Observer) CityLab Debunks Five Myths of […]

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Metro May Offer Financial Assistance to Businesses Gaining Light Rail (Houston Public Media) Mariela Alfonso: Making the Economic Case for Walkability in Houston (UrbanLand) Montgomery County Voters Reject Road Bond. Has the Lord Spoken? (Houston Chron) Houstonians Want Transit to Solve Traffic Woes, Candidates Want Roads (Houston Chron) Galveston Commuter Bus Provider Plans Connection to Downtown Houston (KUHF) City […]

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CAMPO TPB Further Disenfranchises Travis County Residents (Decide Texas) Credit Where Due: TAG Houston Puts a Diverse Face on Its Transportation Spending Lobby Thankfully, Progress on the Trinity Toll Road Has Stalled (Morning News) Charges Not Expected Against Driver Who Killed Bicyclist in “Accident” on Dark Road (KHOU) Bexar County Deputies Target Speeding Traffic in School Zones […]

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JP Morgan Chase Looking for a Skyscraper Worth of Office Space in Dallas (Morning News) Dallas Toll Road Proposal Could Cover Pedestrian Bridge With Overpasses (D Magazine) Reallocation of $2 Billion to Road Debt Clears Texas Senate Committee (Austin American-Statesman) …But Several Republican Senators Worry About Binding Future Lawmakers to Road Plan (Quorum Report) Montgomery County Residents […]

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Harris County Judge Ed Emmett Proposes Bypass Around Entire Houston Region for I-69 (Houston Public Media) Plano Residents Suing City to Oppose Planning That Threatens Sub-urban Character with Apartments (Morning News) Poll: Does Dallas Need to Pay Down Debt Before Fixing Roads? (D Magazine) Hundreds of People Have Been Parking in a Crumbling, Abandoned Garage […]