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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|

H-Town Progressive – Ep. 34 Oni Blair – Transportation Equity in Houston

Too many people struggle to safely move about our great city to do the things that people need to do in modern society. Join us this week as we discuss transportation equity in Houston with Oni Blair. [Listen and read more.] H-Town Progressive JULY 22, 2019 Listen to Podcast

2019-07-22T20:34:31+00:00July 22nd, 2019|

Briefing: Independence Heights IH-45N Advocacy Summary, July 9, 2019

LINK Houston, in partnership with Air Alliance Houston, provided technical assistance to Independence Heights community members to prepare an advocacy strategy for the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), or I-45 expansion. LINK Houston's involvement was supported by Rice University's Center for Civic Leadership. Air Alliance Houston's involvement was supported by the 500 Cities [...]

2019-07-11T20:50:37+00:00July 11th, 2019|

Safer Streets Task Force Seeks Input on Safety and Accessibility from Disability Community

The Houston Commission on Disabilities’ Special Task Force on Intersection and Sidewalk Safety will host two townhall meetings to solicit feedback from the disability community on the Safer Streets Initiative. On July 9, residents can participate through a telephone townhall by calling 720-707-2699, followed by 677 302 465 ID number. Those who prefer to [...]

2019-07-09T19:17:20+00:00July 9th, 2019|