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Politics & Government

Lynn McBee Will Oversee Dallas’ Effort to Transform Its Workforce

The mayor chooses the education CEO, philanthropist, and former mayoral candidate to be his “workforce development czar,” a key role for one of his inaugural priorities.
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Dallas In 2022

Will Dallas Finally Fix Its Affordable Housing Problem in 2022?

The pandemic offered a stark reminder of how many Dallas residents are living on the edge. Does the city finally have the will—and tools—to fix that?
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Good Public Transit

How Traffic Studies Perpetuate a Traffic Congestion Obsession

The Texas Transportation Institute's new Urban Mobility Report peddles the myth that urban traffic congestion is a problem that can be solved
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Policy

Urban Expert on TxDOT’s I-345 Options: ‘You Can Do Better’

Peter Park helped Milwaukee remove its own urban highway. He believes TxDOT can improve upon its initial designs for replacing I-345.
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Police

The Former Mesquite Cop Behind the Power of the Dallas Police Union

The New York Times writes about Ron DeLord, the ‘architect’ of the strategy that has created the nation’s powerful police unions

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Controversy

Watch Dallas State Rep. Grill the Chair of Texas’ Public Utilities Commission

Legislation passed after the 2011 winter storm gave the PUC authority to regulate ERCOT. PUC chair admits they didn't bother.
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Policy

Four Key Questions that Could Determine the Future of Texas’ Failed Electrical Grid

As the state legislature conducts hearings to understand how Texas' power grid failed, here are the fundamental challenges that need to be addressed.
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Good Public Transit

Could Tuesday’s Election Impact the Future of Mass Transit in Dallas?

The federal government has long pursued a mass transit funding policy that has incentivized the kind of useless systems DART has built. That may soon change.
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Local Government

Can Cell Phone Data Cure North Texas’ Transportation Planning Madness?

A new report uses cell phone data to track how people really move around urban environments, offering evidence that it is better to invest in places, not roads.
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Local Government

No One Knows What Is Driving Dallas’ Violent Crime Spike

Violent crime is up in all U.S. cities prompting experts to urge for 'humility' from policy makers looking to diagnosis and treat the problem.