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Good Public Transit

America Needs to Kick Its Car Dependency. Are Local Investments in Urban Design the Answer?

A BBC report details the U.S. automobile dependency’s outsized contribution to global warming and suggests a solution can be found in trusting cities to improve urban spaces.
By Peter Simek
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Transit Oriented Development

How Will the Senate Infrastructure Bill Affect Dallas’ I-345?

The $1 trillion legislation includes a pilot program targeting highway-to-boulevard projects like I-345. Will it be enough to make removal a reality?
By Peter Simek
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Good Public Transit

Have We Reached Peak Return on Highway Infrastructure Investment?

A new report suggests that spending more federal money on the nation's highways won't necessarily result in a boost to the economy
By Peter Simek
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Transit Oriented Development

I-345 Might Come Down Sooner Than Expected

A report in the New York Times shows how urban highway removal has gone mainstream, and it may get a boost from the Biden Administration.
By Peter Simek
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Transit Oriented Development

Today the Dallas City Council Decides if It Wants a Downtown Subway

The saga of the so-called D2 line has drawn on for years. Now DART learns whether it takes the next $1.7 billion step.

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Good Public Transit

DART President Gary Thomas Retires, Creating Opportunity for New Era at Transit Agency

Thomas, whose long career at DART spans the build-out of its massive light rail system, steps down amidst pandemic-driven uncertainty around the future of public transit.
By Peter Simek
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Commercial Real Estate

It’s Time to Expand our Potential for Transit Oriented Development in Dallas

AECOM's Steven Duong says planners and urbanist alike need to think more about transit oriented districts as the default rather than transit oriented development. Here's why.
By Steven Duong
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Transit Oriented Development

Houston Continues to Do Dallas’ Urbanism Homework

The city is set to adopt new ordinances that would help reverse decades of car-centric development
By Peter Simek
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Commercial Real Estate

Dallas Finally Seeks to Take Active Role In Transit-Oriented Development

The city will study what land use policies and financial incentives are best suited to help realize one of DART's long-promised benefits
By Peter Simek
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Deep Sustainability

20-Minute Neighborhoods Could Solve Many of Dallas’ Urban Problems

Cities around the world are trying to adopt new measures to ensure that everything their residents need is available within a 20-minute walk or bike
By Peter Simek