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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|

Briefing: Transportation Advisory Committee June 17, 2020 Remarks

LINK Houston Executive Director Oni Blair’s Remarks on Agenda Item #6 (includes NHHIP consideration) Houston-Galveston Area Council: Transportation Advisory Committee June 17, 2020 Thank you. My name is Oni Blair, and I am a voting member of the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC). I thank the parties – the City of Houston, Harris County, Metropolitan [...]

2020-06-18T15:39:29+00:00June 18th, 2020|

Aligning Affordable Housing and Quality Transportation w/ Beth Osborne, Transportation for America

Join LINK Houston and the Kinder Institute for Urban Research for a virtual conversation with Transportation for America Director Beth Osborne on Thursday, May 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Following the release of our Where Affordable Housing and Transportation Meet in Houston report, we continue to explore how to better align affordable housing and transportation to [...]

2020-06-01T14:45:09+00:00May 18th, 2020|

Briefing: LINK Houston’s Takeaways on Mayor Turner’s Letter to TxDOT Regarding the NHHIP

On May 12, 2010 Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner sent a letter to the Texas Transportation Commissioner Laura Ryan outlining his vision for the proposed I-45 expansion. Here are LINK Houston's takeaways: What’s the Mayor’s Vision? Why doesn’t the letter say Vision C? The letter outlines the Mayor’s new vision for the North Houston Highway Improvement [...]

2020-05-18T18:12:02+00:00May 18th, 2020|

These tools — and policy changes — may help Houston address housing affordability

For years, Houston has been touted as one of the nation’s most affordable major metropolitan areas. But it’s now facing a decreasing supply of affordable housing. To effectively address the affordability crisis in Houston, local decision-makers and individuals must consider the combined costs of housing and transportation and their impact on overall affordability. [Read [...]

2020-05-07T16:40:46+00:00May 7th, 2020|

Here’s where affordable housing and sustainable transportation co-exist in Houston

To better understand the affordability crisis in Houston, LINK Houston and Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research teamed up to explore where affordable housing and high-quality, affordable transportation overlap in the city. [Read more.] Luis Guajardo and John Park Kinder Institute for Urban Research | May 5, 2020 READ FULL ARTICLE [...]

2020-05-07T16:36:59+00:00May 7th, 2020|