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This Family Survived an African Refugee Camp. Their New Challenge: Surviving Houston Without a Car.

One of the Bayou City’s biggest immigrant gateways, southwest Houston, is a dangerous and daunting place for pedestrians. Until January, Merci Madilu and his older brother, Espoir, had spent most of their existence in a refugee camp in the landlocked Central African nation of Burundi, where they shared a one-room, mud-walled shelter with their [...]

2020-02-10T23:04:33+00:00February 10th, 2020|

Briefing: LINK Houston’s comments regarding the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Draft Community Impacts Assessment (CIA) and Draft Cumulative Impacts Technical Report (CITR) of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP).

On February 7, 2020 LINK Houston submitted comments regarding the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Draft Community Impacts Assessment (CIA) and Draft Cumulative Impacts Technical Report (CITR) of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP). Please read the full letter here: LINK Houston Comments on TxDOT NHHIP Technical Reports from December 2019 LINK Houston [...]

2020-02-10T22:55:40+00:00February 10th, 2020|

Adjustments to TxDot’s I-45 project to be unveiled by city planners

HOUSTON – Houston City Planners are set to unveil their recommendations to segment three of TxDot’s North Houston High Improvement Project during a community workshop Thursday night. This marks the second series of workshops where concerned residents will have the opportunity to voice their opinions about the design. The first workshop will be held [...]

2020-02-10T22:50:37+00:00February 10th, 2020|

MEDIA ADVISORY: PUBLIC COMMENTS TO CALL ON MAYOR SYLVESTER TURNER TO HOLD TXDOT ACCOUNTABLE ON THE PROPOSED I-45 EXPANSION

(HOUSTON, TX) - LINK Houston, Air Alliance Houston, as well as other members of the Make I-45 Better Coalition and Stop TxDOT I-45, will join concerned residents to address City Council on Tuesday, January 28 at 2:00 p.m. The speakers will urge Mayor Sylvester Turner to provide greater clarity on his criteria for continuing [...]

2020-01-27T16:05:14+00:00January 27th, 2020|

TxDOT Does Not Get to Dictate Our Vision for Houston

We need you in our advocacy efforts January 23-February 3! The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is nearing a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision for the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), or the I-45 expansion. The state agency recently released updated technical reports, which are open for public comment [...]

2020-01-23T17:27:11+00:00January 23rd, 2020|

No Such Thing as Free

Transit agencies around the country are implementing free fare policies in hopes of boosting ridership on their systems. In Houston – one of two cities across the U.S. with a steady growth of transit riders – a few individuals recently called for METRO to join the trend of offering free fares, stating that such [...]

2020-01-23T17:09:11+00:00January 23rd, 2020|

Housing and Transportation Costs Rise in Houston

A recent study by Citizens Budget Commission using data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development shows that Houston is currently less affordable than New York City when transportation costs are factored into overall housing costs. The notion that Houston is becoming less affordable is not new. According to the Center for Neighborhood Technology , transportation costs in [...]

2020-01-23T17:01:16+00:00January 23rd, 2020|

Celebrate Transit Equity Day

On February 4, we invite you to ride public transit somewhere you need to go, take a picture along your journey, and share it on social media using #TransitEquityDay. The Labor Network for Sustainability will once again lead Transit Equity Day to raise awareness of public transit as a civil right and a way to help [...]

2020-01-23T16:58:07+00:00January 23rd, 2020|

Metro unlikely to eliminate fares after analysis finds increased costs

Free fares appear to be a hard sell for Houston area transit officials, who said while they are open to exploring discounts, people boarding buses and trains will need to fork over $1.25 for the foreseeable future. After a comprehensive analysis by Metropolitan Transit Authority staff, transit board members said removing fares from the [...]

2020-01-22T21:38:45+00:00January 22nd, 2020|