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  • 3 Ways DART Can Confront Its Midlife Crisis and Win Over Doubters (Morning News)
  • Gov. Abbott Appoints Former Dem Lawmaker John Sharp to Head Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas (Tribune)
  • How You Can Help Texas Transit Operators and Workers Affected by Harvey (TransitWire)
  • Austin Council Gets Two Presentations on CodeNEXT Second Draft
  • Free Morning Talk With San Antonio’s New Mayor Ron Nirenberg in Austin, Friday (Tribune)
  • TXDOT Crews Using Temporary Pumps to Drain Beltway 8 Toll Road of Flood Waters (Houston Chron)

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Traffic Crashes Cost the People of Texas $162 Billion a Year

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Traffic congestion costs the people of Texas over $14 billion a year in terms of lost time on the freeways, according to our tabulation of the Texas Transportation Institute’s 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard. Most Texas elected officials have supported dramatic moves to fund road projects attempting to address this issue. The people of Texas voted … Continue reading "How much do traffic crashes cost the people of Texas? (A: $162 Billion)"

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  • Austin Vision Zero Reports Detail Progress; Crash Data Mostly Unchanged (Monitor)
  • Houston City Council Meeting Held in GRB Convention Center/Disaster Shelter for 9,000 People (Chris Andrews)
  • Sketch City Crowdsourced Map of Houston Area Shelters and Needs for Donations and Volunteers
  • Former Mayor Bill White – Who Welcomed 250K Katrina Evacuees – Evacuated His Home (Houston Chron)
  • Proposals to Speak at National Transportation Safety Conference in San Antonio Due Tomorrow
  • DriveTexas Shows All the Closures, Flooding, and Impassable Areas on Texas Roads
  • 20 Mile Car-Free Dallas Bike Ride Early Registration Now Open
  • Maps of Impervious Houston in 1990 and 2014 (Emily Badger)
  • It’s Not the Zoning, It’s the MUD (Overhead Wire)

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  • Part of Pearland Received the Most Rain From a Tropical Storm Ever in Texas (National Weather Service)
  • Analysis: Four Things Houston-Area Leaders Must Do to Prevent Future Flooding Disasters (Tribune)
  • Will Harvey Lead to New Thinking About Area Development? (Houston Chron)
  • HCFCD’s Mike Talbott Has a $26 Billion Widening-Bayous-and-Buying-Out-Homes Plan (Houston Chron)
  • Harvey Is What Climate Change Looks Like: It’s Time to Open Our Eyes and Prepare (Politico)
  • President’s Visit Expected to Cause Traffic and Transit Delays While Evacuations Continue (CARTS)
  • Texas Realtors Relief Fund Accepting Applications for $1,000 for Hurricane Harvey Damages

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  • Devastating Hurricane Harvey Continues to Pour Rain Across Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana (Houston Chron)
  • Please Continue Not to Drive in Houston Unless Evacuating or Emergency (TXDOT)
  • Please Consider Donating to the Local Relief Fund at the Greater Houston Community Foundation
  • Thank You So Much to All the People – First Responders & Volunteers – in Boats, Canoes, Waders, Dumptrucks, or Pool Floats Out There Rescuing People

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