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Texas Thou Hast Sinned

from The Wall Street Journal — In the telling of progressives, Houston is the Sodom and Gomorrah of fossil fuels, which cause global warming, which is producing more hurricanes.
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Elusive Population Growth in the City of Los Angeles

by Wendell Cox — For the better part of two decades, Los Angeles County has led the nation in domestic migration losses – the number of people moving out compared to those moving in.
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A Roadmap to Job-Creating Transportation Infrastructure

In this report on the nation's infrastructure, Wendell Cox explores the best ways to address broad public concern about our flagging transportation infrastructure without increasing both the national debt and federal deficit.
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The Great Train Robbery: Urban Transportation in the 21st Century

Co-authors Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox investigate the evolution of transit, identifying where and how various types of public transit work well, and how we can maximize the benefits of transit funding.
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Transit's Precipitous Decline

by Randal O'Toole Transit ridership in Q1 of 2017 was down 3.1% from Q1 in 2016, according the American Public Transportation Association’s latest ridership report. The association released the report without a press release...
Deep Ellum Street Life

Deep Ellum

by John Sanphillippo I recently wrote about the need to embrace reality when it comes to land use regulation. It’s not my intention to discourage people looking to make a positive difference; I’ve just seen how things tend to play out and it doesn’t exactly favor mom and pop operations that are juggling day jobs, raising kids...
California High-Speed Train

California's Global Warming High-Speed Train

The California High-Speed Rail Authority promises to “achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in construction” and is committed to operate the system on “100% renewable energy”...
Los Angeles Central Business District, by Doc Searles
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Dispersed Cities: Starting the 3rd Decade

by Wendell Cox Cities (urban areas or settlements) have been around for millennia. Over that time, cities have changed in form and function. But the way that people move around the city has materially changed only twice.
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Preparing for the Infinite Suburb

Hyperloop-One has a Q&A with Alan Berger and Joel Kotkin, co-authors of an upcoming book titled "Infinite Suburbia". This is the third in a series of conversations during Infrastructure Week.
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Driving Alone Hits High, Transit Hits Low in Post-Car City of Los Angeles

by Wendell Cox According to NY Times and other media, the car used to be “king” in the city (municipality) of Los Angeles. Multiple stories seeks to portray the nation’s second largest municipality as a rising transit city; but has Los Angeles fundamentally changed?