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Houston's Plan to Get an Amazing New Bus System for No New Money

By eliminating route redundancies and emphasizing ridership, the city thinks it can get a better trip at the same price.

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Can Houston Learn to Love Light Rail?

In a city where nine in ten drive to work, the answer could reshape the future.

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Maybe Transit Isn't Surging After All

Questioning the numbers behind the new ridership "record."

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Will the U.S. Ever Get High-Speed Rail Anywhere?

California is on its way, and the Midwest, the Northeast Corridor, and Texas all have plans of their own.

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A Gun Giveaway Program, Coming to a City Near You

A Houston nonprofit wants to test the theory that a fully armed neighborhood is a safer one.

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2012's Year in Maps

It's been an eventful year for cartography.

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Texas: Housing Juggernaut

The Lone Star State continues to dominate when it comes to new home construction.

Nate Berg

What Impression Does Your City Make From the Window of a Train?

A 16-city tour of America, from an Amtrak seat.

Elena Olivo

Why the Federal Government Should Give More Power to Mayors

America's metro areas generate 80 percent of the country's GDP. But so far, that economic reality has not generated a proportional amount of political clout.

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The War on Red-Light Cameras

Houston and L.A. recently turned theirs off. Will others join them?