The 1.8 million people packed in this city [Houston, Texas] half the size of Rhode Island love their cars, but transit officials say a small light rail line could help get them off roads and freeways clogged with pollution-pumping vehicles.
—Associated Press, "Light rail at crossroads this week in Houston," by Kristen Hays, March 11, 2001.
The city of Dallas [Texas] is the size of Rhode Island, [yet] they have [only] one district.
—Rhode Island Community Foodbank, "Proceedings From the Rhode Island Children in Poverty Summit November 18 and 19, 1999."
[Hong Kong] is Earth's most crowded place, a territory one-third the size of Rhode Island, with seven times the population.
—The Commercial Appeal, "Ruling Likely To Stuff More Humanity Into Hong Kong," May 2, 1999.