Articles tagged: Texas Department of Transportation

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The Road Home

The Texas Department of Transportation intends to spend $25 billion widening highways to fix traffic in Texas cities. What if we tore them down instead?

By Megan Kimble Drone Photography by Brontë Wittpenn July 12, 2021 A version of this story ran in the July/August 2021 issue.  On January 19, 2018, short...Read More

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More Highways, More Problems

Highway expansion is the Lone Star State’s status-quo solution to easing traffic—but it actually leads to more congestion and displaced communities.

Bruce Elementary School sits in the shadow of one of Houston’s countless towering, concrete overpasses. From the playground, the sound of cars zooming past an...Read More

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A Neighborhood Apart

A Corpus Christi highway project threatens to sever a community already devastated by industry.

Residents of two Corpus Christi neighborhoods claim energy companies stole their health by polluting the air, water and ground around their homes. Now they are ...Read More

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