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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|

I-45 freeway expansion will force people out of homes, group says

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A plan to remake I-45 is being protested by some community leaders on the north side of Houston who claim the project will force thousands of low-income residents out of their homes. The North Houston Highway Improvement Project calls for I-45 to be lifted from its current route to follow [...]

2019-07-24T15:53:42+00:00July 24th, 2019|

Advocates call for delay in vote on major I-45 expansion plans

HOUSTON - Community advocates called for a delay Tuesday in the planned vote aimed at funding an expansion plan for Interstate 45 in Houston. The vote by the Houston-Galveston Area Council planned for Friday would address a request by the Texas Department of Transportation for a $100 million down payment to rebuild the portion of [...]

2019-07-24T15:47:55+00:00July 24th, 2019|

Activists Want To Delay Funding Vote On I-45 Expansion

Activists Want To Delay Funding Vote On I-45 Expansion The proposed $7 billion I-45 widening project would extend from downtown Houston to Beltway 8 North. TxDOT says the work is needed to support the region’s growing population, but many people along the route are worried about losing their homes and businesses because of the expansion. TxDOT is now [...]

2019-07-24T15:40:05+00:00July 24th, 2019|

Protesters say I-45 expansion will affect minority Houstonians

HOUSTON (FOX 26) - When you launch a $7 billion, decade-long highway expansion project, lots of lives change, and sometimes not for the better. Ahead of a major vote this week by the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Transportation Committee, community activists say the current I-45 plan generates too much pain for mostly poor, mostly minority Houstonians. [Read [...]

2019-07-24T15:37:19+00:00July 24th, 2019|

Briefing: Remarks by Oni Blair, Executive Director of LINK Houston at Press Conference on H-GAC’s I-45 Vote July 23, 2019

Good morning, my name is Oni Blair, and I am the executive director of LINK Houston. LINK Houston advocates for an equitable and robust transportation network so that all people can reach opportunity. Thank you for joining us here at Bruce Elementary where the highway directly impacts the students who attend this school. We [...]

2019-07-24T15:25:12+00:00July 24th, 2019|

H-GAC committee offers support for I-45 rebuild, but not without concerns

Plans to overhaul Interstate 45 north of downtown Houston inched forward this week, but not without some hesitation and a slew of caveats by some local officials who have been asked to commit $100 million to the massive project. [Read more.] Houston Chronicle  Dug Begley | JULY 18, 2019 READ FULL ARTICLE [...]

2019-07-22T20:44:09+00:00July 22nd, 2019|