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  • Live Stream of Texas Transportation Commission, Which Governs TXDOT
  • Travis County Funds Study of Capital Metro’s Lowest Ridership Project Connect Proposal (ABJ)
  • VIA Unveils Draft Plan for Bus Rapid Transit “Trackless Train” Network (Rivard)
  • … VIA Also Opened $28 Million Park&Ride With 377 Spots (Rivard)
  • Close to Three Million Texans Will Go on Road Trips This Weekend (Express-News)
  • Houston City Council Allows Car Shares Limited Use of On-Street Parking (Houston Chron)
  • Job Alert: East Austin Bicycling Outreach Ambassador for Smart Trips Austin
  • External Costs of Not Having Safe Streets (DMag)

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  • With 51 Metro Area Ped Deaths in 2017, City of San Antonio Investing in Complete Streets (Rivard)
  • TXDOT Might Spend Half a Billion Dollars to Widen US 290 to 12 Lanes for 70,340 Vehicles (Statesman)
  • CapMetro Building New South Austin Transit Center Under Highway Overpass (KXAN)
  • Modest Light Rail Expansion in DFW’s Mobility 2045 Draft, Public Comments Open (NBC DFW)
  • Ho-hum: Frisco Widening Main Street to Six Lanes, Beginning Today (Community Impact)
  • Tonight: Dallas Residents Advocating for Fair Fares, Safe Stops at DART Board Meeting
  • New Pedestrian Fencing for Houston Rail Lines (HPM)
  • Today is Election Day in Texas- Go Vote!

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  • “When Roads Are Built To Prioritize Cars, Pedestrians Are Often Faulted For Getting Hit” (KUT)
  • Proposed Plan for Congress Avenue Reduce Car Lanes & Parking, Add Bike Lanes (Monitor)
  • Small Bike Share Program A Success, Will Expand Next School Year (OU Daily)
  • Peter Simek: Data Does Not Justify I-30 Highway Expansion (DMag)
  • What It’s Like to Bike to Work in Houston (Houston Chron)
  • El Paso Police Investigating How Driver Struck Pedestrian (KVIA)
  • Free DART Rides Tomorrow, Runoff Election Day
  • Potential Austin Soccer Stadium May Include $13M Relocated Rail Station (Statesman)
  • Wednesday, San Antonio: Walk & Bike Night on Regional Active Transportation Updates

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[Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated the message from Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis’ office this morning. While they are working to ensure the residents of their precinct that live outside cities see the benefits of Complete Streets, a county-wide policy is a differently, possibly great concept, but not what they are currently working on]

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  • Promising Signs Two Years Into Austin’s Vision Zero Commitment (KUT)
  • NCTCOG Wants DFW’s Input on 20 Year Transpo Plan, Currently Includes Myriad Highway Expansions
  • San Antonio Zoning Commission Denies 400 Housing Units At Behest of Neighborhood Association (Correction) (Rivard)
  • Garland Demolishes 226,000 sqft Vacant Building, Making Way for Better Development (Morning News)
  • 2,000 Word Story on Mansion Owners Inconvenienced by Traffic from Larger Mansion (Houston Chron)
  • Bill Barker: Randall O’Toole is Simply Wrong on Rapid Transit (my San Antonio)
  • Austin Soccer Stadium Proposal Includes 1,000 Parking Spots (Statesman)
  • Thursday, Fort Worth: Tarrant Transit Alliance Hosting Master Plan Masterclass
  • Friday, Houston: 3 Mile Celebratory Bike Ride at City Hall on Bike To Work Day

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  • TXDOT Proposes Downtown Highway Expansion, Contradicting Its Own Dallas CityMAP (DMag)
  • Free Metro Rides From June Through August for K-12 Houston Students!!
  • Dallas, With Longest Light Rail Network in America, Begins Design Work on 2.34 Mile D2 Subway
  • CapMetro Reaching Out to Riders Ahead of June Systemwide Remap (KUT)
  • Arlington Woman Killed Crossing Street, No Crosswalk For Over Half A Mile (Morning News)
  • …Incredible, Google Street View Features a Pedestrian Crossing the Same Seven Lane Street
  • …TXDOT is Working to Address This Specific Issue, Other Safety Measures (See Strategy 2a)
  • Thursday: Austin Transportation Department Hosting a Night of Drinking and Transportation – Take the Bus

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  • Public Health Professional: Dallas, Revoke DART’s Upcoming Fare Hike (Morning News)
  • People Get Mad at TXDOT for Re-striping Poorly Functioning Car-Priority Infrastructure (KXAN)
  • Seven Year, $2.5 Billion Widening of US 290 – With No Transit Benefits – Nears Completion (HPM)
  • City of Conroe Wants $52 Million for Road Widening (Your Conroe News)
  • Three Month El Paso Road Closure In $35 million Widening and Illumination Project (KVIA)
  • Widening & Illumination Is The Real Name of This TXDOT Program
  • Tuesday: Austin, Give Input At Two Public Meetings on Your Vision for Congress Avenue

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  • OpEd: Parking Requirements, Low Entitlements Exacerbate Affordable Housing Shortage (Rivard)
  • In Denton, Typical Car Driven 64 Miles/Day – Passenger Rail Improves Air Quality, Reduces Congestion
  • Woman Killed in 5th Cedar Park Traffic Fatality This Year, In Town of Only 70,000 (KXAN)
  • Houston Transforming Major Downtown Artery, Bagby Stroad, into Safe, Multimodal Complete Street (Culture Map Houston)
  • TXDOT Cleans Out Legally Dubious Dumping Site in Hays County (KXAN)
  • Just Another Day: $30 Million for Suburban Road Widening North of Dallas
  • Interactive Survey: Suggest Your Improvements for Houston Walking & Biking Routes

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