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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|

Regional Policy Entity Should Delay Vote on $100 Million for I-45 Expansion

While concerned residents, business owners, community stakeholders and city officials are currently in the midst of additional community engagement regarding adverse impacts of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is inching closer to securing funding for Segment 2 of the proposed I-45 expansion. On Friday, July 26, [...]

2019-07-09T19:16:51+00:00July 9th, 2019|

Transportation Advocacy Group Conducts Transit Equity Analysis

Every segment of American society—individuals, families, communities, and businesses—benefits from public transit. However, there is a lack of equity in these services. Latinos, for example, often report bus routes are unreliable, infrequent, or even unsafe, contributing to disparities in health and wealth, according to a Salud America! Research Review. An equitable transit network for Latino and [...]

2019-07-01T20:15:51+00:00July 1st, 2019|

Transportation and the City

Transportation and the City Thursday, October 3, 2019 6:00-8:00 p.m. 708 Main Street, 10th Floor Join us for Transportation and the City, a fundraiser benefiting LINK Houston’s advocacy for a more robust and equitable transportation network so that all people can reach opportunity. The evening will feature delicacies from Mama Ninfa’s Tacos y Tortas, [...]

2019-10-10T15:04:00+00:00June 24th, 2019|

Communities and Stakeholders Advocate for Changes in the North Houston Highway Improvement Project

In the lead up to the June 13 press conference and City Council committee meeting, dozens of Near Northside residents packed into Avenue CDC’s Housing Recovery Center on May 29. Their concern: The Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) $7 billion North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), which in its current design will push out [...]

2019-06-24T19:23:44+00:00June 24th, 2019|

TxDOT Makes a Play for $100 Million for Segment 2 of the I-45 Project

While TxDOT is slowly working with communities to understand the opposition to the project as currently planned, the state agency is simultaneously maneuvering to secure funding for Segment 2 of the NHHIP, extending along I-45 from I-10 to just north of I-610 adjacent to the Independence Heights community. At the June 19 meeting of [...]

2019-06-24T19:19:05+00:00June 24th, 2019|

LINK Houston, Residents Push Back on I-45 Expansion at City Hall

LINK Houston, Residents Push Back on I-45 Expansion at City Hall Residents of Near Northside, as well as Midtown, Fifth Ward, Montie Beach, and Independence Heights, joined LINK Houston, Air Alliance Houston, and other stakeholders for a press conference and public comments at the June 13 Houston City Council’s Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee [...]

2019-06-24T19:14:24+00:00June 24th, 2019|

Houston Has a Rail Solution to Traffic

The megalopolis has a $7.5-billion plan to expand transit options for Texans over the next two decades. America’s fourth largest city could take a giant leap for mass transit — as long as Houston voters don’t muck it up. Houston’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, or METRO, is nearly done compiling its $7.5-billion long-term plan to [...]

2019-06-18T19:54:37+00:00June 18th, 2019|