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How Houston will continue expanding transportation options in 2023

Several infrastructure projects are in the works this year that aim to improve and expand mobility for cyclists, pedestrians and mass transit users. Gabe Cazares does not own a car and, because he is blind, says he never will. But the executive director of transportation equity and advocacy organization LINK Houston, like most everyone [...]

2023-04-18T09:36:41+00:00April 18th, 2023|

The VRA: What’s in it, and LINK Houston’s Thoughts

The VRA: What’s in it, and LINK Houston’s Thoughts  Executive Director Gabe Cazares at the lot which used to be half of the Lofts at the Ballpark housing complex with Congresswoman Jackson-Lee, FHWA Administrator Bhatt and, METRO President Lambert. As the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) neared a ‘Record [...]

2023-04-06T07:15:51+00:00March 28th, 2023|

LINK Houston Issued Letter to METRO Board of Directors on Required Traits in next METRO President and CEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    HOUSTON - LINK Houston has issued the following letter on March 23, 2023, to the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston METRO) Board of Directors ahead of their March 2023 Board Meeting to recommend the traits and values needed in the next METRO President and Chief Executive Officer. We [...]

2023-04-06T06:06:46+00:00March 23rd, 2023|

LINK Houston Statement on the Federal Highway Administration Voluntary Resolution Agreement with TxDOT

“We expected the federal government to maximize its leverage over TxDOT to push for a fairer and more equitable North Houston Highway Improvement Project, however we are encouraged to see that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will hold TxDOT accountable in ways that the City of Houston and Harris County memorandums of understanding cannot. [...]

2023-04-18T10:11:17+00:00March 7th, 2023|

LINK Houston Welcomes New Director of Policy and Planning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     LINK HOUSTON ANNOUNCES PETER ECCLES, AICP AS ITS DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND PLANNING HOUSTON, Thursday February 9, 2023 - LINK Houston is thrilled to announce that Peter Eccles, AICP will be joining as our new Director of Policy and Planning. He currently serves as Project Manager, Major Projects for [...]

2023-02-09T19:41:46+00:00February 9th, 2023|

January 2023 Newsletter

Happy New Year LINKers! We may only be one month into 2023, but it sure has been busy. Earlier in January we released our Equity in Transit 2022 report at the Burnett-Bayland Community Center in Gulfton to a crowd of volunteers, elected officials, community members, and other stakeholders. The report explores how transit has, and [...]

2023-01-31T20:44:11+00:00January 31st, 2023|

LINK Houston Releases Equity in Transit 2022 Findings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HOUSTON – LINK Houston urges Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO), the City of Houston, Harris County and other local stakeholders to strategically reinvest in the safety, accessibility and resiliency of transit services in Houston using key findings from the Equity in Transit 2022 report and updated 2022 Transportation Equity Demand Index (TEDI). [...]

2023-04-06T06:07:35+00:00January 17th, 2023|

Equity in Transit: 2022

Download Full Report (.pdf) Executive Summary Public transit plays a central role in connecting people to jobs, education, health care, and many other opportunities. Equity in Transit: 2022 combines data analysis and riders’ experiences collected through the 2022 Houston Bus Rider Survey. The report explores how transit has, and should, connect people to opportunity [...]

2023-01-17T13:02:29+00:00January 17th, 2023|

City of Houston & TxDOT MOU & Harris County & TxDOT MOU Thoughts

What is an MOU and why are we talking about it? City of Houston’s Mayor Turner, with support from Harris County officials, responded to public outcry by facilitating a re-visioning community engagement process in 2019 into early 2020. The City presented the new vision to the public and TxDOT in April 2020. Over the last [...]

2023-04-06T06:10:06+00:00December 22nd, 2022|