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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|

In the Street Safety Summit 2.0, LINK Houston explores creative funding mechanisms and public-private partnerships for safety improvement projects

Following our first Street Safety Summit with the Kinder Institute in 2018, the City of Houston, Harris County, and other stakeholders developed mobility initiatives and implemented projects to address safety and accessibility for people walking, rolling, and biking. While there are initiatives underway, lack of dedicated funding and systemic change inhibit real progress on [...]

2021-06-07T18:26:16+00:00June 4th, 2021|

Mobility in Old Spanish Trail/South Union Neighborhood

LINK Houston Community Engagement Specialist Andret Rayford recently met with longtime Old Spanish Trail/South Union (OST/SU) resident and former city planner Paulette Wagner for a walk through the neighborhood. On the walk, Ms. Wagner identified the mobility challenges and needed improvements in the area. The SEHTA GO Neighborhood-led “Strollin’ and Rollin’” project has increased [...]

2021-06-04T16:10:41+00:00June 4th, 2021|

Briefing: Tell the Federal Highway Administration to prioritize public health, safety, and equity in street design – especially for people walking, rolling, and biking

Transportation engineering currently prioritizes convenience for people driving over safety for people walking or biking. This makes streets more dangerous for everyone, including drivers. Now is your opportunity to change all that. Public comments are wanted on revisions to one of transportation engineering’s “bibles,” the 700-page Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD). [...]

2021-05-10T16:47:23+00:00May 10th, 2021|