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LINK Houston’s Equity in Transit 2021 Report aims to continue influencing infrastructure and bus quality improvements to increase access to opportunity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Ines Sigel, LINK Houston, (713) 353-4604 or inessigel@linkhouston.org Houston, TX - LINK Houston’s Equity in Transit: 2021 study found that 891,000 people in Houston live in areas that need disproportionately high and strategic investments in affordable transportation to reach opportunities. The report updates the quantitative data in the Transportation Equity [...]

2021-12-07T14:49:34+00:00December 7th, 2021|

Equity in Transit: 2021

Download Full Report (.pdf) Explore the report View Fullscreen StoryMap Executive Summary Public transit plays a central role in connecting people to jobs, education, health care and many other opportunities. Equity in Transit: 2021 combines data analysis and riders’ experiences collected through the 2021 Houston Bus Rider Survey. The report explores how transit [...]

2021-12-07T18:09:09+00:00December 7th, 2021|

Opinion: Carnage on Texas roads is an emergency. Hold TxDOT accountable.

Today is World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is a time when families from around the state, country and world pause to remember and mourn the lives lost to traffic violence. According to the United Nations, traffic fatalities are the leading cause of death for people aged 5 to 19 around the globe. [...]

2021-11-22T17:39:39+00:00November 22nd, 2021|

Petition: Tell TxDOT to Renew its Commitment to Ending Traffic Deaths in Texas

Earlier this month, we marked 21 years of daily deaths on Texas roadways, a period during which more than 75,000 lives were lost to preventable crashes. Let that sink in: there hasn’t been a single day since November 7, 2000, — the day we went to the polls to cast our votes for George [...]

2021-11-22T17:38:55+00:00November 22nd, 2021|

Report finds need for sustainable, reliable public transit throughout COVID-19 pandemic

A new report released in October by nonprofit Air Alliance Houston shows the need for reliable and well-funded public transportation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Presented at the Oct. 28 Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County board of directors meeting, the COVID and Public Transit in the Houston Region report was a collaboration between Air [...]

2021-11-22T17:20:00+00:00November 22nd, 2021|

Vision Zero Cities Op-Ed: How To Stop a Highway

In 2002, the Texas Department of Transportation proposed alleviating congestion in the Houston region by expanding a massive freeway. Despite almost two decades of problems, rising traffic fatalities, the astounding proposed cost of $7 billion, the time-tested assurance that new lanes will quickly fill with new traffic, substantial community opposition, a lawsuit from the [...]

2021-11-22T17:14:39+00:00November 22nd, 2021|

Despite fewer people riding Metro in Houston, report makes case for more public transit

Transit use sank during the COVID pandemic, but remained a vital lifeline for many residents who said they boarded buses despite their fears to work critical jobs, according to a study released Wednesday. [Read more.] Dug Begley | October 7, 2021 Houston Chronicle  READ FULL ARTICLE

2021-11-22T17:11:19+00:00November 22nd, 2021|

Essential workers in Houston relied on public transit during the pandemic, a new report says

While essential workers continued to utilize public transit, overall ridership has decreased by about 40% in Houston, according to a new report. Public transit has been a "lifeline" for many essential workers in the Houston area during the COVID-19 pandemic — despite overall ridership having decreased by about 40%, according to a new report. [...]

2021-11-22T17:07:48+00:00November 22nd, 2021|