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The Story Of Houston Is The Story Of Its Highways

Jan 31, 2018
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From Texas Standard:

The story of Houston is more than the history of a shipping channel, oil and gas, or the space program. It's also the story of the highways that link these industries with the people and resources that created growth. Houston highways also changed the layout of communities – relocating some neighborhoods and hemming in others.

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

The City of Austin has unveiled its pitch to revamp Guadalupe Street near UT campus in a plan that favors bike- and bus-minded improvements.

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT

From Texas Standard:

In an attempt to manage the growing congestion on Texas highways, and corresponding rates of frustration for drivers, the Texas Department of Transportation, or TxDOT, has been implementing what could be called  a market-driven approach to driving. Rather than spend more state dollars on highway-building, Texas has turned to the private sector, which has built toll roads where the cost to drivers fluctuates with traffic demand.

Gabriel Cristóver Pérez / KUT

Sometimes, people are the worst. If you want proof of that, sit in traffic.

City of Austin

The city has eyes all over Austin – traffic cameras that monitor vehicles and events – and you can peer through these cameras to check out what's happening around town.

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