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New Gulfton bus service could become model for other Houston neighborhoods

One of the eye-opening realities of American life for Jon Ruto when he moved from Kenya to Houston was the distance between things that seemed so necessary and the people who relied on them. “The hospitals, the factories, the jobs, they are so far away,” Ruto said at a bus stop near his apartment [...]

2021-06-30T21:33:40+00:00June 30th, 2021|

Beating of elderly woman at rail stop prompts LULAC call for Metro to improve rider safety

The February assault of a 63-year-old Eastside woman at a Metro light rail stop has angered local Latino leaders, who say transit officials have failed to protect and value some of their most loyal riders. “If it is not safe, how can they continue to ride?” said Augustin Pinedo, District 18 director of the [...]

2021-06-30T21:30:54+00:00June 30th, 2021|

In the Street Safety Summit 2.0, LINK Houston explores creative funding mechanisms and public-private partnerships for safety improvement projects

Following our first Street Safety Summit with the Kinder Institute in 2018, the City of Houston, Harris County, and other stakeholders developed mobility initiatives and implemented projects to address safety and accessibility for people walking, rolling, and biking. While there are initiatives underway, lack of dedicated funding and systemic change inhibit real progress on [...]

2021-06-07T18:26:16+00:00June 4th, 2021|

Mobility in Old Spanish Trail/South Union Neighborhood

LINK Houston Community Engagement Specialist Andret Rayford recently met with longtime Old Spanish Trail/South Union (OST/SU) resident and former city planner Paulette Wagner for a walk through the neighborhood. On the walk, Ms. Wagner identified the mobility challenges and needed improvements in the area. The SEHTA GO Neighborhood-led “Strollin’ and Rollin’” project has increased [...]

2021-06-04T16:10:41+00:00June 4th, 2021|

Briefing: Tell the Federal Highway Administration to prioritize public health, safety, and equity in street design – especially for people walking, rolling, and biking

Transportation engineering currently prioritizes convenience for people driving over safety for people walking or biking. This makes streets more dangerous for everyone, including drivers. Now is your opportunity to change all that. Public comments are wanted on revisions to one of transportation engineering’s “bibles,” the 700-page Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD). [...]

2021-05-10T16:47:23+00:00May 10th, 2021|

Street Safety Summit 2.0

Thursday, June 3 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free Registration Join us on June 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT for our virtual Street Safety Summit 2.0! LINK Houston will present updated crash data analysis, moderate an expert panel discussion focusing on funding mechanisms for safety projects, and invite community members to [...]

2021-06-04T16:06:22+00:00May 10th, 2021|

Legal action by Harris County is a necessary step to hold TxDOT accountable

LINK Houston commends Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo’s leadership in the fight against TxDOT’s North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP). Time and again TxDOT has demonstrated blatant disregard for Houston area residents, businesses, and elected officials by proceeding with the NHHIP despite outstanding serious concerns raised by community members and experts about this project. [...]

2021-04-30T19:26:46+00:00March 11th, 2021|

Briefing: Transportation access at COVID-19 vaccine sites

LINK Houston urges the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Harris County to consider multiple mobility options in their plans for COVID-19 vaccination distribution at NRG and additional sites so that people with disabilities, those without access to a vehicle, and aging persons who no longer drive are able to access vaccination sites. Our [...]

2021-04-30T19:26:55+00:00February 25th, 2021|

Want a vaccine at NRG Park’s super site? Show up with wheels.

The region’s largest COVID vaccine site — created to cater to vulnerable communities — is drive-thru-only, a process that frustrated some observers as health officials work to balance better access to shots, huge demand and the need to inoculate as many people as fast as possible. Opened Wednesday, the vaccination site at NRG Park [...]

2021-04-30T19:26:25+00:00February 25th, 2021|