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Opportunity for Equitable Representation at METRO

Mayor Sylvester Turner recently appointed Sanjay “Ram” Ramabhadran as the new Chair of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO). LINK Houston looks forward to continuing to work with Mr. Ramabhadran and the METRO leadership to ensure transit improvements advance equity, especially in communities of color where transportation [...]

2022-04-18T17:02:25+00:00April 18th, 2022|

Transit Equity Day 2022

On February 4, 2022, LINK Houston will celebrate Transit Equity Day. We invite you to join us in observing this occasion and encourage you to walk, roll, bike, and ride transit during the week leading up to February 4th. Additionally, we ask that you share your experiences on social media with #TransitEquityDay, tag @LINK_Houston in your [...]

2022-01-26T22:57:58+00:00January 26th, 2022|

Cyclist deaths on the rise in Harris County after grim 2021

Houston wants to be certified as a Gold Level Bike-Friendly City by 2027 but still has more then two-thirds of its bike network to build. The end of 2021 marked the deadliest year in the last decade for cyclists hit by drivers on roads in Harris County, despite a pointed effort from Houston and [...]

2022-01-26T22:02:38+00:00January 26th, 2022|

Houston Advocates Slam TxDOT For ‘Deliberately’ Ignoring Highway’s Racist Impacts

he Texas Department of Transportation is allegedly threatening retaliation against the whole Houston region because advocates continue to fight a highway expansion that the agency knows will have a harmful impacts on communities of color — but if the advocates successfully get the initiative shut down, it could be a model for other communities [...]

2022-01-26T21:58:37+00:00January 26th, 2022|

Groups file federal complaint over I-45 project, urge civil rights review

Critics of the plan to remake Interstate 45 north of downtown Houston filed a nearly 100-page complaint to federal officials Thursday, urging even greater scrutiny of the project’s effects on minority communities, an analysis they say state highway officials consistently have avoided. In the complaint, filed with the Federal Highway Administration, opponents of the current [...]

2022-01-26T21:54:24+00:00January 26th, 2022|

Press Release: Civil Rights Complaint against TxDOT to FHWA

Civil Rights Complaint Filed Against TxDOT for Ongoing Discrimination Against Houston Residents Adversely Affected by the North Houston Highway Improvement Project HOUSTON – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is engaged in ongoing discrimination against Black and Brown populations that will be most adversely affected by the proposed highway expansion in North Houston Highway [...]

2021-12-16T21:16:37+00:00December 16th, 2021|

LINK Houston’s Equity in Transit 2021 Report aims to continue influencing infrastructure and bus quality improvements to increase access to opportunity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Ines Sigel, LINK Houston, (713) 353-4604 or inessigel@linkhouston.org Houston, TX - LINK Houston’s Equity in Transit: 2021 study found that 891,000 people in Houston live in areas that need disproportionately high and strategic investments in affordable transportation to reach opportunities. The report updates the quantitative data in the Transportation Equity [...]

2021-12-09T03:54:35+00:00December 7th, 2021|

Equity in Transit: 2021

Download Full Report (.pdf) Explore the report View Fullscreen StoryMap Executive Summary Public transit plays a central role in connecting people to jobs, education, health care and many other opportunities. Equity in Transit: 2021 combines data analysis and riders’ experiences collected through the 2021 Houston Bus Rider Survey. The report explores how transit [...]

2021-12-15T22:24:06+00:00December 7th, 2021|

Opinion: Carnage on Texas roads is an emergency. Hold TxDOT accountable.

Today is World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is a time when families from around the state, country and world pause to remember and mourn the lives lost to traffic violence. According to the United Nations, traffic fatalities are the leading cause of death for people aged 5 to 19 around the globe. [...]

2021-11-22T17:39:39+00:00November 22nd, 2021|