Tag Archives: Hurricane Harvey

How Transit Can Speed Houston’s Recovery

In Texas,​ waitlists for rental cars are vertiginously long, gas prices are spiking, and the 32,000 who escaped flooding in shelters are now fanning out to other forms of temporary housing. Many Houstonians are grappling with how they’ll get to their jobs, their shattered homes, and to their children’s schools, minus car keys. This is the time to get with METRO. Read more... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Reinforces Need for Cities to Plan for Disaster Resiliency

​ When a community is decimated by a 1,000-year weather event, with multiple feet of rain deposited on streets, parking lots and roofs, there is no way to plan where to put the water. The water must go somewhere. Architects, designers and urban planners have been urging communities to plan for crisis-level weather events for years; Hurricane Harvey reminds cities how important that is. Read more... Read more