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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|

Public comment period extended on I-45 Environmental Report

At activists’ and local officials’ request, the Texas Department of Transportation extended the public comment period on the forthcoming I-45 project’s Final Environmental Impact Statement. “TxDOT wishes to assure the public that our team will continue to engage with the stakeholders and seek meaningful opportunities to enhance this project,” an Oct. 28 release from [...]

2021-01-27T17:52:01+00:00January 27th, 2021|

Houston-Galveston Area Council seeking feedback on I-45 project plans

A group of regional county and transportation leaders are seeking feedback on how to address community input on the pending multibillion-dollar overhaul of I-45 through downtown Houston and the Northside. The city of Houston conducted months of feedback on the Texas Department of Transportation-led plan, which proposes rerouting I-45 away from Midtown and through [...]

2021-01-27T17:49:21+00:00January 27th, 2021|

Could Houston I-45 expansion be upended under a Biden presidency?

A proposed highway expansion threatens to disproportionately displace communities of colour, but Biden’s infrastructure plans could change that. Prevention specialist Elda Reyes lives in a modest, three-bedroom home nestled in the corner of a small residential street in north Houston, close to Interstate 45 (I-45). She bought the house 17 years ago, building a [...]

2021-01-27T17:39:24+00:00January 27th, 2021|

By the numbers: Examining disparities within Houston’s transit system

There’s a big difference between the level of public transportation service Houstonians receive and it all depends on where they live, but METRO is spending big money to work on solutions to create more equity in the city’s transit system. Here’s a closer look at the issue by the numbers. [Read more.] Anavid Reyes KPRC [...]

2021-01-27T17:29:24+00:00January 27th, 2021|

Virtual Event: New Leaders in Transportation: Equity in Public Spaces (Session 1 of 2)

New Leaders in Transportation: Equity in Public Spaces (Session 1 of 2) January 26, 2021 12:30-1:30 p.m. If you missed this event, take a look at the recording here.  Free Registration  Join us on January 26 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a panel including some of Houston’s newest transportation leaders as we [...]

2021-01-29T17:00:31+00:00January 15th, 2021|

Virtual Event: New Leaders in Transportation: Equitable Mobility in Our Region (Session 2 of 2)

New Leaders in Transportation: Equitable Mobility in Our Region (Session 2 of 2) February 4, 2021 12:30-1:45 p.m. Free Registration   If you missed this event, view the recording here.  Join us on February 4 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. for a panel including some of Houston’s newest transportation leaders as we discuss equitable [...]

2021-02-05T17:53:33+00:00January 15th, 2021|

Briefing: LINK Houston’s Official FEIS Comments to TxDOT

LINK Houston has been working with volunteers and our partners to comb through the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and draft our official response to TxDOT. We urge TxDOT to: put forward an updated Preferred Alternative for the NHHIP based on the vision in Mayor Turner’s May 2020 position letter; issue a Supplemental FEIS [...]

2020-12-07T14:36:25+00:00December 7th, 2020|