I'm in Houston today, speaking to a small group of American Petroleum Institute members about the future of biofuels (Thanks for the recommendation, Jamais). More air travel in the service of explaining carbon neutral fuels. Nonetheless, the view from the 49th floor of the Shell Plaza tower is remarkable.
I am told by residents that Houston has evidently just decided the answer to local traffic and transit issues is to widen I-10 from 15 to 22 lanes. They are apparently proud of the 2 HOV lanes that will come with the expansion.