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TxDOT Must Extend Comment Period for the I-45 Expansion Final Environmental Impact Statement

On Friday, September 25, 2020 the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), or the I-45 expansion. The FEIS, a federally required document, outlines potential positive and negative environmental impacts of large infrastructure projects and is the last hurdle TxDOT needs in order to [...]

2020-09-29T15:17:22+00:00September 29th, 2020|

TxDOT releases environmental analysis on I-45 rebuild, kicking off comment period

The $7 billion plan to remake Interstate 45 from downtown Houston north took another step forward Friday when officials released the final environmental analysis for public comment, mostly unchanged from its previous form. The final report, more than 15 years in the making, is not the final word on exactly what will be built [...]

2020-09-29T15:00:06+00:00September 29th, 2020|

Walkable Places and Transit-Oriented Development Ordinances put Houston on path toward equity and resiliency

The City of Houston recently passed the Walkable Places and Transit-Oriented Development Ordinances to improve walking, rolling, safety, and transit access in Houston's neighborhoods. The initiatives, led by the Planning and Development Department, have been in the works for three years with Third Ward, Near Northside, and Midtown designated as pilot areas. We at [...]

2020-08-17T19:42:24+00:00August 17th, 2020|

Webinar: Health & Highways: Impacts of Transportation Infrastructure on Communities

Local and national experts will discuss how transportation infrastructure projects, like the proposed I-45 expansion, impact community health. August 19, 2020 1:00-2:30 p.m. Register  Join Air Alliance Houston, the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and LINK Houston for a discussion on how transportation infrastructure projects impact the health and quality of life of surrounding [...]

2020-08-07T22:21:53+00:00August 7th, 2020|

LINK Houston’s Statement Regarding the July 26 TPC Vote on NHHIP MOU

LINK Houston is deeply disappointed with today’s outcome at the H-GAC TPC meeting. As stated in our remarks, any working group with a directive to develop an MOU regarding the NHHIP should mainly include representatives from the five agencies who will sign such an agreement and should not include an overwhelming majority of members [...]

2020-07-24T23:55:26+00:00July 24th, 2020|

Briefing: Public Comment on Transportation Policy Council (TPC) June 26, 2020 Agenda Item #5

Transportation Policy Council (TPC) Houston-Galveston Area Council 3555 Timmons Lane, Suite #100 Houston, TX 77027 June 25, 2020 Re: Public Comment on Transportation Policy Council (TPC) June 26, 2020 Agenda Item #5 Dear Chair Clark and Members of the Transportation Policy Council, My name is Oni Blair, and I serve as a voting member [...]

2020-06-26T14:25:05+00:00June 26th, 2020|

Transportation Policy Council Must Hold TxDOT Accountable on IH-45 Vote on June 26

On June 26, the Houston-Galveston Area Council's (H-GAC) Transportation Policy Council (TPC) will vote on the 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is " a fiscally constrained financial plan of transportation projects approved to receive federal funding over the next four-years " and includes funding for Segment 3 of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project [...]

2020-06-18T19:04:33+00:00June 18th, 2020|

Advocating for Change: LINK Houston Takes on the System

Through community engagement and data analysis, we at LINK Houston will continue connecting the dots for residents and decisionmakers to understand the relationship between transportation and every issue. Our Most Dangerous Intersections Study shows the disproportionate impact of deadly crashes on Black people walking and biking . We’ve successfully advocated for the City of Houston to address the [...]

2020-06-18T18:58:56+00:00June 18th, 2020|

Why Our Work Matters

We at LINK Houston are committed to advocating for racial equity and justice across one system that affects all of our lives: transportation. As we grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and fight against the abject violence that has claimed the life of native Houstonian George Floyd and so many other Black lives, [...]

2020-06-18T18:59:44+00:00June 18th, 2020|