Today’s Headlines

  • Study: SF’s Red Transit-Only Lanes Improve Transit Speeds, Reduce Crashes (SFMTA)
  • Full Texas Senate Could Send Ban on Driving While Texting to Governor’s Desk This Week (Tribune)
  • Mayor Turner Will Reveal the Complete Communities Initiative on Monday (Houston Chron)
  • With Appeal of Open Meetings Act Violation Pending, Judge Doyal Looking at New Road Deal (Courier)
  • Downtown Austin Plan Almost Certainly Will Embrace Shoup-Style Smart Parking Prices (Monitor)
  • Peter LeCody on the Legislature’s All-Out Assault on Passenger Trains (Tribune)
  • Houston Metro Deploys Nintendo-Inspired Safety Marketing Campaign (Chris Andrews)
  • You Can Join San Antonio Mayor Ivy Turner on a Walk This Saturday, April 15

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