REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Where U.S. Metro Economies Are Growing or Shrinking

America's national GDP grew 2.3 percent in 2014, but not every city fared equally well.

Texas Central

Amid Great Progress, Texas High-Speed Rail Takes a Big Step Back

Federal officials rule the rail line won’t stop in Downtown Houston.

Rondo Estrello / Flickr

Fighting the Notion of 'Pedestrian Error' in Dallas Street Deaths

One city council member says it's time to stop blaming the victims and start addressing the real problem: car-friendly design.

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

Uber and Public Transit Are Trying to Get Along

Emerging partnerships hold promise for reducing car-reliance, but they raise questions about who’s winning out in the deal.

UFO-Shaped Clouds Appear Over Texas

It's rare to find these types of formations in the South.

John Rogers / Flickr

Southwest Airlines Hasn't Decided Whether or Not to Oppose Texas High-Speed Rail

The carrier has fought against a bullet train in the state before.

Patrick Cardinal / Flickr

Debunking 5 Myths About Texas High-Speed Rail

The "Berlin Wall" is not being built on your farmland, for one.

Texas Central Railway

Meet the Opposition to Texas High-Speed Rail

Don't mess with their roads.

Drones Are Getting in on the Building-Demolition Game

But their presence during implosions is making some people unhappy.

Haynsworth Photography

The Restaurant of Second Chances

Acclaimed Dallas chef Chad Houser opens a permanent home for Café Momentum, giving on-the-job training to young offenders.

Transit Nerds / Flickr

What Does Living 'Close' to Transit Really Mean?

New studies suggest proximity to transit is quite flexible and could extend to a mile out.


America's Holiday Lights Can Be Seen from Space

They're especially bright in the suburbs, says NASA.

Watch Dallas Get Swallowed in an Ocean of Fog

A fog layer was so thick it looked like a snowstorm.

Mark Hogan / Flickr

Can High-Speed Rail Help Dallas Build a Great Transit System?

It may struggle to keep up with passenger demand if it doesn't.

California High-Speed Rail

Moving Forward with America's High-Speed Rail Projects

A status report on proposed lines in California, Texas, and the Northeast.

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The Future of Transportation Is Not All Flying Cars

What we've learned from our 9-month series on tomorrow's urban mobility.

Billy Surface

How Dallas Found Its Voice

An unusual agreement between a newspaper and a university brought Mark Lamster to Dallas. Now this transplanted New Yorker has become Big D's fiercest critic of mediocrity.

Matt' Johnson / Flickr

Overall, U.S. Streetcars Just Aren't Meeting the Standards of Good Transit

It's not anti-transit or anti-rail driving the skepticism; it's anti-bad rail transit.