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Briefing: Public comment on TPC April 24 agenda item #6, NHHIP

Transportation Policy Council (TPC) Houston-Galveston Area Council 3555 Timmons Lane, Suite #100 Houston, TX 77027 Dear Chair Clark and Members of the Transportation Policy Council, I am writing on behalf of LINK Houston, a non-profit organization that advocates for equity in transportation. I am specifically writing to provide public comment on the TPC’s April [...]

2020-04-24T14:11:50+00:00April 24th, 2020|

Broad Alliance Tells White House: Transit Workers Need Better Protection From COVID-19

Dozens of unions, business groups, economic justice organizations, and local transit advocates from across the nation wrote yesterday to Vice President Mike Pence and Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, demanding better federal coordination to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for transit workers. [Read more.] TransitCenter | April 23, [...]

2020-04-23T18:58:52+00:00April 23rd, 2020|

Why is it so hard to say yes to walkability in Houston? [Essay]

A few weeks ago, I was walking in Midtown toward Montrose near Spur 527 when I saw a woman on a ladder hanging a sign on a fence. Her name’s Gwyneth Williams. She lives there on Westheimer. The sign warns that the city wants to close parts of the spur “forever” and advertises a [...]

2020-04-23T18:52:37+00:00April 23rd, 2020|

Long-term government projects must wait until public can comment [Opinion]

On March 27, during regional COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Transportation Policy Council held its regular meeting by telephone to discuss adjustments to highway project budgets and protocols. This powerful group of elected officials and bureaucrats from eight counties controls billions of taxpayer dollars and how they’re spent on our roads, highways [...]

2020-04-23T18:44:27+00:00April 23rd, 2020|

Access to Opportunity: Linking Quality Transportation and Affordable Housing Webinar

This webinar by LINK Houston and the Kinder Institute for Urban Research will explore the nexus between transit and housing. Where does public transportation overlap with existing affordable housing in Harris County and the City of Houston? Where are there gaps between these two critical parts of people’s lives? This webinar will explore the [...]

2020-05-07T16:41:47+00:00February 27th, 2020|

Climate change summit teaches students what’s at stake

V. P. Wright raised her voice and gesticulated, her tight blonde curls bouncing under a black fedora as she explained how environmental disasters like the Flint, Michigan, water crisis have disproportionately impacted marginalized communities. Speaking to a group of students and environmental activists Saturday, Wright went on to explain the concept of epigenetics, how [...]

2020-02-24T21:58:41+00:00February 24th, 2020|

Briefing: LINK Houston’s comments on Walkable Places and Transit-Oriented Development ordinance amendments

LINK Houston submitted formal comments on the proposed Walkable Places and Transit-Oriented Development ordinance amendments to the City of Houston. We hope the comments are addressed, as we believe the recommendations will enable the City of Houston to improve outcomes for people and communities equitably through better streets and transit supportive environments. Please read [...]

2020-02-19T19:24:59+00:00February 19th, 2020|

This Family Survived an African Refugee Camp. Their New Challenge: Surviving Houston Without a Car.

One of the Bayou City’s biggest immigrant gateways, southwest Houston, is a dangerous and daunting place for pedestrians. Until January, Merci Madilu and his older brother, Espoir, had spent most of their existence in a refugee camp in the landlocked Central African nation of Burundi, where they shared a one-room, mud-walled shelter with their [...]

2020-02-10T23:04:33+00:00February 10th, 2020|

Briefing: LINK Houston’s comments regarding the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Draft Community Impacts Assessment (CIA) and Draft Cumulative Impacts Technical Report (CITR) of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP).

On February 7, 2020 LINK Houston submitted comments regarding the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Draft Community Impacts Assessment (CIA) and Draft Cumulative Impacts Technical Report (CITR) of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP). Please read the full letter here: LINK Houston Comments on TxDOT NHHIP Technical Reports from December 2019 LINK Houston [...]

2020-02-10T22:55:40+00:00February 10th, 2020|