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Nobody wants to leave Houston! Well, I might be exaggerating a bit, but this CityLab piece shows Houston as the 9th most popular city for inbound apartment searches, but it doesn't even make the top 20 for outbound apartment searches.
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Texas Monthly claims that Houston is now less affordable than New York City - but they're ignoring what you get for the same cost. In NYC, you might get a cramped apartment with roommates vs. your own house in Houston.
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Houston's METRO board is considering of doing away with transit fares, making buses and trains free for everyone. KPRC interviews Tory Gattis as they report on the story.
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Transit agencies around the country, including in Houston, are considering whether to eliminate or reduce their transit fares. Tory Gattis from the Center for Opportunity Urbanism said he’s been encouraging METRO to take a fresh look at its fares.
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The Greater Houston Partnership has released its 2020 Employment Forecast. Only time will tell if their vision is 20/20... (sorry, couldn't help myself! ;-)
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by Tory Gattis — Time for our annual roundup of the best posts of the year 2019. Looking at the list, I think it was a very good year relative to most of my others. Hard to believe we're coming up on the 15th anniversary of this blog.
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by Tory Gattis — The big item this week is my mention in this Chronicle article for getting Metro to reconsider spending $100 million on new fare-collection equipment while they're still looking at going completely fareless
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by Tory Gattis — Houston Region May Account for Majority of Economic Gains in Texas over the next 25 years - roughly 30% of the state's growth, which is more than Dallas' 24%, but less than DFW combined.
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I'm back! Apologies for the sporadic posts in October - it was…
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Tory Gattis covers transit issues: Houston needs a forward-thinking solution when planning transit that will be in place for the upcoming decades. Autonomous vehicles are that solution and Houston can be the leader in pioneering autonomous systems for public transit..
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