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Residents and stakeholders remain engaged on the I-45 expansion

The City of Houston, in partnership with Huitt-Zollars and the University of Houston Community Design Resource Center, completed the first round of community workshops about the possible I-45 expansion (North Houston Highway Improvement Project or NHHIP). We are glad that so many of you actively participated in the meetings, sharing your insights about the [...]

2019-09-05T20:15:37+00:00September 5th, 2019|

METRO to ask voters for $3.5 billion on November 5

On August 13 the METRO Board of Directors officially called for a $3.5 billion bond referendum to help fund its METRONext long-range plan. The bond will not raise any taxes but, if approved by voters on November 5, will allow the transit authority to leverage expected future moneys to fund transit improvements over the [...]

2019-09-05T19:51:50+00:00September 5th, 2019|

Bond Voyage! Houston Faces $3.5B Transit Decision

Voters in Houston can upgrade their transit system without a tax increase in a new $3.5 billion ballot measure this fall. Houston has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to modernize its transit system this fall — and the city hopes to learn from Nashville’s mistakes. The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County signed off last week on [...]

2019-08-26T19:53:36+00:00August 26th, 2019|

Houston area voters will have $3.5 billion decision about future of transit on November ballot

The future of the Houston area’s transit system now lies in the hands of voters. Metropolitan Transit Authority board members voted Tuesday to ask voters in November for permission to borrow up to $3.5 billion, without raising taxes. The money would cover the first phase of what local leaders expect to be the start [...]

2019-08-14T16:40:01+00:00August 14th, 2019|

Full Show: Houston Reacts To Mass Shootings, And The Lingering Health Effects Of Extreme Weather (Aug. 5, 2019)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: We discuss how Greater Houston has responded to weekend shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio. We learn how extreme weather affects our bodies long after it’s over. We examine concerns over the 1-45 redevelopment project. And Jeff Balke updates us Houston sports. [Read more.] Houston Matters Abner Fletcher | [...]

2019-08-08T20:51:09+00:00August 8th, 2019|

Houston’s $7 billion solution to gridlock is more highways

A “Texas-sized” expansion of highways finds the sprawling city laying out a blueprint for more cars Like many American cities, Houston is encircled by rings of highways—nine major radial freeways, three ring freeways, and a 180-mile fourth outer ring on the way. But Houston isn’t just encircled by roads, it’s symbolically, and literally, being choked [...]

2019-08-08T20:44:09+00:00August 8th, 2019|

MEDIA ADVISORY: PUBLIC COMMENTS TO URGE REGIONAL DECISIONMAKERS TO DELAY VOTE ON $100 MILLION FOR I-45 EXPANSION

HOUSTON, TX - (July 25, 2019)  - Concerned Houstonians will address the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s (H-GAC) Transportation Policy Council (TPC) on July 26 at 9:30 a.m. to urge decisionmakers to delay voting on $100 million for Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Segment 2 of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP) until January 2020, [...]

2019-07-25T15:31:18+00:00July 25th, 2019|

Community Organizers Decry TxDOT’s I-45 Expansion Plan, Call for Delay in Local Approval

As TxDOT’s plan to revamp I-45 moves forward, some concerned citizens are pushing back. JUST OUTSIDE THE GATES of Bruce Elementary school in the Fifth Ward, over 30 community organizers, activists, and concerned citizens gathered Tuesday morning to call for delaying the approval of the proposed expansion and overhaul of I-45. Advocates for the I-45 expansion [...]

2019-07-25T15:26:13+00:00July 25th, 2019|

Families, businesses hope to temporarily block major I-45 expansion plan

HOUSTON, Texas — A major reworking of multiple Houston freeways is moving forward. But some hope for a temporary roadblock. Several groups sent a singular message July 23 during a joint news conference. They're trying to persuade the Houston-Galveston Area Council to vote against local matching funds during a meeting later this week. [Read [...]

2019-07-25T15:33:46+00:00July 25th, 2019|