Articles tagged: 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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Houston, Let People Walk

When forced to choose between cars and people, the fourth-largest city in the United States has a long history of siding with the former.

This spring, in the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown, my family joined thousands of other Houstonians in taking advantage of the car-free streets to go for l...Read More

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Spinning Their Wheels

Dallas’ paltry public transit system makes owning a car all but required. So as the metroplex booms, many low-income residents are shut out of jobs and services they need.

Spinning Their Wheels Dallas’ paltry public transit system makes owning a car all but required. So as the metroplex booms, many low-income residents are shut ...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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Fare Game

Lessons I learned from hustling for a living in the brave new ‘gig economy’.

What one ridehailing driver learned after Austin voters gave Uber and Lyft the boot. Tips are still lousy and passengers are still, well......Read More

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