It’s hard to grasp just how massive the Ever Given is. Fortunately, scale is something our state does well.
Rural Texans have long accepted that strips of their land might be acquired to build oil pipelines and highways. But the prospect of a high-speed rail line has sparked a whole different level of outrage.
Siena, Italy, crams 30,000 people into the amount of space occupied by a five-stack interchange in the Bayou City.
One of the Bayou City’s biggest immigrant gateways, southwest Houston, is a dangerous and daunting place for pedestrians.
A Houston man visits Austin and is mildly flummoxed by RM 2222.
The new rule uses geofencing technology to force vehicles on the college campus to slow down.
Transportation edged out electricity as the biggest source of carbon emissions last year in the United States.
As if people in airports needed more reason to stare at their phones.
It’s the definition of a public service.
Some frequently asked questions, and even a handful of answers.
What the battle over who writes regulations for Uber and Lyft in Austin tells us about the future of ridesharing and how much votes cost.
It probably won’t do for a daily commute, but those looking to get between the Metroplex’s anchor cities are on the verge of a new option.
The future of transportation took another step from science fiction to science fact.
Sifting through the twists and turns of Austin's ridesharing battle.
Austin's music industry held a press conference in support of ridesharing, but it's worth considering why they believe it's City Council who needs to bend.
High speed rail advocates overcame a hurdle in the legislative session last Thursday, meaning that the bullet train between Dallas and Houston could become a reality. Not everyone’s too happy about that.
The transportation company seeks a change in the way it’s regulated on a statewide basis, and it’s managed to mobilize a lot of supporters—both in and out of Texas. But does a statewide regulatory platform for Uber make sense?
It may be his most ambitious invention yet.
Recent actions by state government have reinforced my belief that the state rarely does anything FOR the public; it only does things TO the public. The latest example is that Texas insurance commissioner Julia Rathgeber allowed the three largest home insurance companies to impose significant rate increases. Rathgeber could have
Most of the Worst Highways For Traffic in Texas Are in Houston, But Dallas and Austin Shouldn’t Feel Too Left Out
Enjoy cruising freely, San Antonio.
Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, and the rest of the quasi-legal services that allow everyday drivers to get paid for giving rides to strangers took a big step in Houston last week—and Dallas might be next.
Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin Are Some of the Most Dangerous Cities in America for Pedestrians
Yep, pretty much every city in this state is awful for walkers.
Although representatives of San Antonio's taxi companies think that some of them are "barbaric."
The legal status of "disruptive" transportation apps like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar is in question. But as federal judges weigh in on the rules that keep them from operating at full capacity in Texas, the bigger question is whether or not these services meet a legitimate need.
I mean, yeah, we've all wanted to magically zip through stalled traffic at 100mph, but that doesn't mean we'd actually do it.
Oregon is considering a "vehicle miles traveled" tax. Should Texas?
“Transparency” is a word that is frequently invoked in the Capitol. But it is honored more often in the breach than the observance. Take the current battle over transportation funding. The problem is that the state has chosen to finance transportation by issuing bonds. This is a clever way to
UPDATE: REP. DARBY HAS PULLED DOWN HIS BILL, AND IN DOING SO SUGGESTED THAT IT WOULD BE TAKEN UP IN A SPECIAL SESSION. Michael Quinn Sullivan is at it again. Writing on the Empower Texans website, he assails the House leadership for scheduling a bill raising fees for
All roads have to go somewhere; but it could be that roads in Texas are going the wrong way.
Yes, the Texas Council of Engineering Companies has a self-interest in roadbuilding, needless to say, but so does everyone who drives on Texas roads. The point of the TCEC statement, as the headline says, is that there is a cost to doing nothing. TRANSPORTATION: THE COST OF DOING NOTHING No
The following two paragraphs are the conclusion of an article that appeared in the Pasadena Citizen about an appearance by Kay Bailey Hutchison yesterday in which she discussed her transportation plan. The article appears on the Hutchison campaign web site: When asked about paying for transportation improvements, she was less
The Hutchison campaign’s Joe Pounder criticized Perry yesterday for getting his facts mixed up over how much Texas gets from the feds from the federal gasoline tax money it sends to Washington. Here’s what Pounder wrote: Rick Perry and his campaign are confused. They are so eager to launch negative
The Texas Public Policy Foundation testified before the House Transportation committee this week concerning the mammoth local option transportation funding bill that has passed the Senate. TPPF's Justin Keener expressed alarm about the rising cost of government (to no one's surprise): Between 2000 and 2008, the state’s total budget grew
I'm intrigued by SB 855, John Carona's local option tax legislation to fund transportation improvements in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Austin, San Antonio, and El Paso have also attached themselves to the bill. It would seem that such a bill--a tax increase! and new fees!--wouldn't have much of a chance