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Briefing: Transportation access at COVID-19 vaccine sites

LINK Houston urges the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Harris County to consider multiple mobility options in their plans for COVID-19 vaccination distribution at NRG and additional sites so that people with disabilities, those without access to a vehicle, and aging persons who no longer drive are able to access vaccination sites. Our [...]

2021-02-25T17:36:41+00:00February 25th, 2021|

Want a vaccine at NRG Park’s super site? Show up with wheels.

The region’s largest COVID vaccine site — created to cater to vulnerable communities — is drive-thru-only, a process that frustrated some observers as health officials work to balance better access to shots, huge demand and the need to inoculate as many people as fast as possible. Opened Wednesday, the vaccination site at NRG Park [...]

2021-02-25T17:10:48+00:00February 25th, 2021|

Houston Metro has handed out 2 million masks to riders since last summer

The Metropolitan Transit Authority has distributed more than 2 million face masks to riders since the agency mandated the facial coverings last summer, officials said this week. Metro spokesman Jerome Gray said handouts of disposable masks peaked at about 15,000 masks daily in the summer before sliding to about 5,000 each day during January. [...]

2021-02-10T21:17:36+00:00February 10th, 2021|

TxDOT’s decision to proceed with I-45 expansion demonstrates blatant disregard for Houston’s residents, advocates, and elected officials

On February 4, 2021 the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) issued the Record of Decision (ROD) for the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP). The ROD, which TxDOT self-certified, allows the state agency to officially proceed with building the project despite significant pushback from elected officials, residents, and advocates concerned about adverse impacts of [...]

2021-02-10T20:02:35+00:00February 10th, 2021|

Virtual Event: I-45 Update – How Officials of Impacted Districts Are Addressing the Latest on the NHHIP

I-45 Update: How Officials of Impacted Districts Are Addressing the Latest on the NHHIP This event is postponed until further notice. February 25, 2021 12:00-1:00 p.m. Join us on February 25 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. for a virtual event about the latest developments on the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP). Federal, state, and local [...]

2021-02-20T19:18:55+00:00February 10th, 2021|

Janis Scott: A Powerful Voice for Transportation Equity

This Transit Equity Day, we would like to acknowledge and thank Janis Scott for her unceasing commitment to improving and preserving public transit access for all Houston-area residents. Janis truly embodies the values central to transit equity. [Read more.] Understanding Houston | February 3, 2021 READ FULL ARTICLE

2021-02-05T17:40:39+00:00February 5th, 2021|

TxDOT gives itself go-ahead on $7.5B rebuild of I-45, and critics pounce

Texas highway officials Thursday gave themselves the green light to rebuild Interstate 45 in Houston, a crucial step in the process, despite lingering concerns from critics that the proposed $7.5 billion widening project is out of step with the region's future needs. [Read more.] Dug Begley Houston Chronicle | February 4, 2021 READ [...]

2021-02-05T17:37:52+00:00February 5th, 2021|

LINK Houston’s Statement on TxDOT’s Record of Decision for the North Houston Highway Improvement Project

On February 4, 2021, the Texas Department of Transportation announced issuance of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP). Below is LINK Houston's statement regarding the ROD. “LINK Houston’s mission is to advocate for equity in transportation. We will continue fighting alongside residents and partners to ensure that [...]

2021-02-04T21:25:24+00:00February 4th, 2021|

Houston region’s transportation board changes nixed, leaving women out of positions of power

The four-person leadership of the Houston area’s regional mobility council will stay virtually the same for 2021, after suburban officials substituted two key positions. Officials prior to the divided vote last Friday said the move was necessary to better reflect both urban and suburban representation at the top ranks of the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s [...]

2021-01-27T18:16:37+00:00January 27th, 2021|

H-GAC group stalls I-45 resolution after TxDOT objects to agreement

A monthslong process to reach an understanding between regional leaders and the Texas Department of Transportation about objectives of the I-45 project stalled Jan. 22. What began as a memorandum of understanding, a binding agreement between the group of regional leaders from the Houston-Galveston Area Council and TxDOT, was then reworked into a less [...]

2021-01-27T18:13:26+00:00January 27th, 2021|