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  • Texas Courts Reject SOS Lawsuit, Unnecessary SH45SW Toll Road Bulldozes Forward (Statesman)
  • HUGE Transpo Planning Changes: EPA Declares Bexar County in Non Attainment for Ozone (Rivard)
  • …Could Investing in Transit Provide a Fiscally Responsible Path to Sustainable Mobility?
  • Monday, July 23rd in Austin: TxDOT Civil Rights Division’s “ADA 28: Accessibility in Every Direction
  • Architect Don Leighton-Burwell Loses Fight for More Surface Level Parking in Central Austin (Monitor)
  • League City Prioritizing “Mobility” Means Infinite Highway Expansion and Maaaybe a Bike Trail (HPM)
  • Texas. Needs. More. Transit. Funding.

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  • #TXLege Begins Process of Reallocating Car Priority Lanes to Pedestrian Mall (Charlie Green)
  • Early Voting Underway in San Antonio for State Senate District 19 (Express News)
  • San Antonio to Tackle Infrastructure Needs After Securing 2025 Final Four (Rivard)
  • Over 2,100 Dockless Bikes & Scooters Servicing Transportation Needs in Austin (ABJ)
  • College Station City Council Passes Off-Campus Bikeshare Regulations (WTAW)
  • Lessons from DMag’s Urbanism Symposium (DMag)

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  • Texas DWIs Down Over 33% from 2010 to 2016 (Grits)
  • Dallas Councilmember Philip Kingston Sounds Like He Wants Better Bus Service
  •  The Main Street of Texas, Congress Avenue in Downtown Austin, May Get Less Empty (Towers)
  • Good Thread Challenging Misperceptions of Transportation Safety in Texas. 78 Replies (TTI)
  • Transit is Extremely Underfunded in Texas, In This Case at the Expense of People With Disabilities (KXAN)
  • Travis County Allocates a Billion Dollars for Transit for Wealthier Unincorporated Areas that Don’t Pay Transit Taxes (Monitor)

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  • Consequence of Austin’s Sprawl, TxDOT Roadbuilding: Georgetown Approves 314 Acre PUD (ABJ)
  • …211 Acres Reserved for Single Family Homes
  • NCTCOG Totally Down for DFW Hyperloop (ABJ)
  • …Millions in the Region Lack Access to Mass Transit Today
  • Austin Bike Trail Would Replace 4 Miles of On Street Parking on One Side (Statesman)
  • Emphasis on Walkability in 136 Acre Fifth Ward Project, Variance Granted for Narrow 50-Foot Streets (Swamplot)
  • $51 Million in Roadway Expansions, New Overpass in Outskirts of Houston Region (Community Impact)
  • Anticipating Commuter Rail, UT Dallas Builds Mixed-Use, Transit-Oriented Student Housing (Morning News)
  • SA Planning Commission and “Neighbors” Suppress Housing Supply over Aesthetic Concerns, Strengthening Housing Crisis (Rivard)

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  • Heeding Lessons From Austin, Dallas, City of San Antonio Shows Measured Approach to Regulating First/Last Mile Dockless Options (Rivard)
  • CTRMA Funding $743m SH 183 South Expansion (Community Impact)
  • …We Invite CTRMA to Explore Funding Our Need for Regional Multimodal Transportation
  • I-35 in Austin is One of the Nation’s Top Highway Boondoggles (Streetsblog)
  • Frisco’s Robot Shuttle Experiment Moves 50 Workers a Day (DMag)
  • City of Fort Worth, State of Texas Look to Remove Red Light Cameras (Star-Telegram)
  • Drunk Driver Crashes into Austin Liquor Store (Statesman)
  • DART Board Member Patrick Kennedy, State Rep Anchia, on Building a Dallas for People, Not Cars (KERA)
  • Austin Homeowners Fight to Privatize On Street Parking, Restrict Access to Public Parks (KXAN)
  • DART Deploys Seven Electric Busses Downtown (Morning News)
  • TxDOT Extends HERO Program in Austin to Weekends, Free Roadside Service (KXAN)

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  • Oped: Houston Needs to Build Safer, Complete Streets, and Needs Safer Drivers (Houston Chron)
  • You Can’t Call Yourself Progressive if You’re Fighting a Compact, Connected Austin (Austin Politics)
  • Transportation Accounts for 38% of San Antonio’s GHG Emissions, Based on Available Data (Rivard)
  • Despite $8m Susbsidy, Developer Pulls Back from Downtown Mixed-Use Tower (Rivard)
  • DMag Poll: With Bikes, and Now Scooters, How Do You Get Around Dallas?
  • Five Billion Dollars for “Flood Mitigation” Coming to Texas (ABJ)
  • 27 Drunk Driving Arrests Made in Houston This Holiday Weekend (Houston Chron)
  • Austin Increased Transit Access to Jobs by 9.8% Last Year, 22nd Place Overall in US (Streetsblog)
  • …Houston at 17th, Dallas is 20th, and San Antonio is 26th (University of Minnesota)
  • Austin Using Old Transit Money to Fund Potential Regional Transit Study… Possibly Leading to Rail (Austin Monitor)

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  • Arbitrary Concept of Compatibility Restricts Transit-Oriented Development in Austin (Austin Monitor)
  • …Despite Housing Crisis, Some City Council Members Proudly Champion This Inequitable Exclusion
  • Oil Trucks Aren’t Using the Grand Parkway as Expected, So H-GAC Proposes $1B for SH 146 (HPM)
  • Slideshow: The Worst HOA Rules in Houston. Our Favorite – No Cars in Driveways
  • Three Arrests Made After Kyle Bicyclist Killed in Hit and Run in May (Spectrum)
  • Shoal Creek Conservancy Presents Draft Plan of 30 Mile Active Transportation Loop (Austin Monitor)
  • Ben Wear Reflects on 15 Years of Covering Transportation in Austin, Predicts VMT Tax by 2033 (Statesman)
  • 15 Texans Were Killed in Alcohol-Related Crashes Last July 4 (Houston Public Media)

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Please be safe this July 4. We’re off tomorrow. See you on Friday.

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