Today’s Headlines

  • I-45 in Houston Is #1 for Drunk Driving Crashes in Nation, TXDOT Planning to Encourage More (Houston Chron)
  • H-GAC Policy Council Could Allocate $675M More to Transit, Safe Streets, But Doesn’t (Houston Chron)
  • Two Dead, Two Injured in Hays County Crash on SH21 (Austin American Statesman)
  • Better Block-Inspired Tactical Urbanism Project in Austin’s Mueller Makes Traffic Safer (Spectrum)
  • Red State Republicans Advocating for Restoring Gulf Coast AMTRAK Route Derailed by Hurricane Katrina (Politico)
  • America’s Sprawl Starts Right at Border – Juarez, Population 1.5 Million, Is Smaller Than El Paso, Population 600,000 (CityLab)
  • Study: Good Bike-Share System Reduces Congestion by 4% in Most Congested Areas (Resources for the Future)
  • Austin City Council Is Sprawling Citizen Comment Via Video Link to Car-Dependent Areas (Community Impact)

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