Posts Tagged ‘rail’
Today let’s take a look at how High-Speed Rail service could connect to North Texas. The Dallas/Fort Worth area is one of the more interesting places to consider rail deployment, because they’ve got by far the most existing rail service. How can a new regional rail line lay the foundation for future statewide high-speed service?
To finish laying the framework for inter-city rail, we need a regional corridor that serves Northwest Houston. Today we’ll take a look at the Northwest Corridor, and see what it looks like when we tie this in to the rest of the system.
Today let’s look at Part 2 of the Houston regional rail system – the Gulf Corridor. This corridor is the big one in the news lately, and rightly so. It’s the primary link between the region’s two major historical centers (Houston and Galveston), and features a number of major institutions and attractions along the way. So how effectively can we connect it?
Robert Kane, a candidate for City Council District F, called me last week. Now, I’m not a political whiz. I don’t intend to run extensive coverage of the local campaign (if you’re looking for such coverage, try Off the Kuff). I also am not planning to endorse any candidates, and I’m not endorsing Kane today. [...]
A lot of the recent discussion about transportation in Houston has been focused on light-rail and streetcars. These have been great conversations, and I think they are rightly front-and-center considering where we are with METRO and their current LRT expansion plans to date. There have been a few other pieces of the transportation discussion that [...]
Two great posts came online in the last couple weeks which I thought were worth sharing. The first is Thomas from Mean Green Cougar Red with his thoughts on the recent uptick in truck sales: Now that gas prices have fallen from last summer’s peak of $147/barrel to their current price of around $40/barrel, you [...]
Today I wanted to take a few minutes to talk through the effect that transit has on cities, and to illustrate one of the least appreciated aspects of the car-only infrastructure system. When land prices are high, there are only two ways to develop that land profitably: you can either charge extremely high rent/sale price, [...]