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Ryan Holeywell

Contributing Writer
The plan focuses on relatively quick, incremental steps that can have big impacts.
Carrin Patman discusses Houston METRO’s plans for an Uptown connection; Hobby airport; and how she plans to coordinate with City Hall.
Kinder Institute is sponsoring $10,000 effort to improve an underused plot of land near a light-rail stop.
A new partnership means more than two dozen of Houston’s parks and trails are now available via Google Street View.
The findings suggest huge numbers of Houston residents want to live in a different type of community, but have been unable to do so.
An analysis reveals top predictors that students will drop out.
One designer argues that housing like the duplex can save cities.
Cities like Toronto and Vancouver operate more similarly to their American counterparts than European metros, yet are still different enough to offer useful lessons.
A panel says a deliberate approach is needed, lest the area become consumed by townhomes.
Urban planner Jeff Speck told city officials exactly what they need to do to make downtown more pedestrian-friendly.
New research indicates that metropolitan planning organizations aren’t doing much to get ready for autonomous cars.
The Dutch-style intersection could inspire others as they seek to find ways to help pedestrians, cars and cyclists who share the public spaces.
Creators of the new system say they've developed a method that allows seismic sensors to transmit information for analysis in real time, simplifying the process of data collection.
Unmanned aerial vehicles flying over pipelines while outfitted with special sensors could detect leaks quickly. And that's not the only potential application.
Waze and other apps want to save drivers 10 minutes every day, but safety experts say it's too dangerous to use these apps while driving.
Transparency advocates praise the legislation, but states have questions about its costs.
While the legislation to allow states and localities to collect online sales taxes has stalled in Congress, one congressman is recommending seven simple principles to propel the issue forward.
With Congress back in session, tough issues like Syria and the deficit may put the bill known as the Marketplace Fairness Act on the back burner.
In 1984, Los Angeles reduced traffic and accidents during the Olympics in part by banning trucks from freeways during peak hours. Some lawmakers think it's a policy worth revisiting.
As more states pass laws authorizing testing of autonomous vehicles, key legal questions need to be answered.
The increase in riders comes at a pivotal time for the nation's passenger rail provider.
Hoping it will push U.S. lawmakers to develop a long-term transportation funding plan, infrastructure advocates developed a smartphone app that allows users to complain to members of Congress about their travel troubles.
FAA is planning a system that will radically change how it manages air travel, but skeptics say it may be taking too long.
The Washington bridge that collapsed and sent two cars into the river may have been too small for today's traffic, but experts say it wasn't an investment issue.
Secretary of State Kate Brown wants to make Oregon the first state to instantly register voters when they apply for a driver's license.
The project marks the first completed portion of the region's ambitious FasTracks program.
Transportation stakeholders are urging the FCC to slow plans that could undermine much-anticipated technology that can help drivers avoid crashes.
"If you think the government today is the government of 25 years in the future, you’re out of your mind." -- Ron Sims, former King County, Wash., executive.
A Texas group says it can bring high-speed rail to the state at no cost to taxpayers.