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The Fight for Climate Justice and Racial Equity Continues

The Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) on August 31 approved the 2022 Unified Transportation Program (UTP), deciding to include the controversial North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP) as proposed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The approval comes following a month-long, flawed public engagement process during which the TTC and TxDOT offered a ‘yes or no’ [...]

2021-09-03T15:19:39+00:00September 3rd, 2021|

Job posting: Executive Director

LINK Houston is looking for a new ED to lead the organization to new levels of reach and impact. LINK Houston advocates for a robust and equitable transportation network so that all people can reach opportunity. Are you a passionate leader with practical and substantive experience in social justice community-based movements?  Find out more [...]

2021-08-12T19:27:54+00:00August 12th, 2021|

Say “NO” to a bad project

We are deeply concerned by the Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) and the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) tactics to force the Houston region residents and leaders between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP). This new and flawed public comment process further demonstrates the [...]

2021-08-04T18:14:50+00:00August 4th, 2021|

Briefing: LINK Houston Public Comments – Unified Transportation Program – NHHIP

Unified Transportation Program - Public Involvement August 2, 2021 This is Jonathan Brooks with LINK Houston. We advocate for a robust and equitable transportation network so that all people can reach opportunity. Governor Abbott’s Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) would have the public believe the only option for [...]

2021-08-05T17:32:32+00:00August 4th, 2021|

Is the Houston-Galveston Area Council slowly inching toward a transportation paradigm shift?

Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) transportation planners presented to the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) a proposal to pilot a Planning and Readiness Predevelopment Program to study the purpose and determine an actual need for several highway projects the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is requesting be amended to the already approved 2045 Regional Transportation Plan [...]

2021-07-18T19:54:45+00:00July 18th, 2021|

Through a flawed public comment process, the Texas Transportation Commission will consider removing the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP) funding from the Houston Region

During their June meeting, the Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) decided to include the NHHIP as part of the annual public comment period for the Unified Transportation Program (UTP) for 2022. TTC Chair Bruce Bugg stated that based on public input, the TTC will consider removing funding for the NHHIP and the Houston region as part of the UTP. [...]

2021-07-18T19:53:49+00:00July 18th, 2021|

Massive I-45 Houston project heads back to public comment phase during pause

Hemmed between a request for a pause by federal highway officials and an outcry from opponents, planners of a massive rebuild of Interstate 45 in Houston are taking their plans back to the public. The Texas Transportation Commission on Wednesday said more public scrutiny is needed of the $7 billion-plus plan for remaking I-45 [...]

2021-06-30T21:39:56+00:00June 30th, 2021|

$15 Million Project Aims To Improve Accessibility Along Houston’s Busiest Transit Route

The improvements include new shelters, lighting and a wider sidewalk for cyclists. The Westchase District is working on a multi-million dollar project that aims to make it easier for walkers and cyclists to access bus stops in West Houston. The $15 million project runs along a three-mile stretch of Westheimer Road, from Kirkwood Road [...]

2021-06-30T21:37:24+00:00June 30th, 2021|

New Gulfton bus service could become model for other Houston neighborhoods

One of the eye-opening realities of American life for Jon Ruto when he moved from Kenya to Houston was the distance between things that seemed so necessary and the people who relied on them. “The hospitals, the factories, the jobs, they are so far away,” Ruto said at a bus stop near his apartment [...]

2021-06-30T21:33:40+00:00June 30th, 2021|

Beating of elderly woman at rail stop prompts LULAC call for Metro to improve rider safety

The February assault of a 63-year-old Eastside woman at a Metro light rail stop has angered local Latino leaders, who say transit officials have failed to protect and value some of their most loyal riders. “If it is not safe, how can they continue to ride?” said Augustin Pinedo, District 18 director of the [...]

2021-06-30T21:30:54+00:00June 30th, 2021|