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METRONext Moving Forward is moving forward

Houston area residents signaled that we are ready for a “paradigm shift” in transportation. Houstonians want more options to move around the region, and more funding for public transit will provide more options. So what happened on November 5? Early reports from the November 5 election show close to seventy percent of voters approved [...]

2019-11-06T21:45:42+00:00November 6th, 2019|

LINK Houston on METRONext

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) has a new long-term plan – METRONext – to improve or add about 500 miles of transit in the Houston region without any new tax. In the November 5, 2019 referendum, METRO is seeking to borrow up to $3.5 billion, repayable by future METRO revenue. LINK Houston’s Equity in [...]

2019-10-10T17:11:38+00:00October 10th, 2019|

Coalition Members Host Environmental Justice Mayoral Forum

As a proud member of the Coalition for Environment, Equity, and Resilience (CEER), LINK Houston helped co-organize the Environmental Justice Mayoral Forum on Saturday, September 21 at BakerRipley’s Harbach Campus. Ahead of Saturday’s forum, the Coalition sent a questionnaire to all mayoral candidates asking them to share their policy plans related to environmental equity [...]

2019-09-23T17:31:48+00:00September 23rd, 2019|

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|