Summer 3Q10 HighlightsIt's time again for the quarterly highlights post. These posts have been chosen with a particular focus on significant ideas I'd like to see kept alive for discussion and action, and they're mainly targeted at new readers who want to get caught up with a quick overview of the Houston Strategies landscape. I also like to track what I think of as "reference posts" that sum up a particular topic or argument.
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- The Feds start to get rational on bus vs. rail transit (inc. a proposal for express mini-bus commuter transit with better amenities as an alternative to vanpools)
- The Case(s) against Rail Transit (and the financial collapses in Dallas and Austin)
- Are we setting up commuter rail to fail?
- Two posts that sum up my current views on the situation at Metro: Madam Mayor and me on the Metro mess, and What to do if Metro fraud costs us $900 million Fed$
- Tripling the value of the Clear Lake Metro Park-and-Ride
- Not really my content, but both The decline and fall of Metro (Bill King) and The real future of transportation (Randal O'Toole)make some strong arguments worth referencing in the future
- Fifth birthday retrospective: the best of the best
- My advice to the Metro committees
- What Houston can learn from the Israeli model to boost entrepreneurship
And don't forget the highlights from the first few years. For what it's worth, I think the best ideas are found there, often in the first year (I had a lot "stored up" before I started blogging).