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Transportation buffs are staking out Houston’s most dangerous intersections to better understand what’s wrong with them

A handful of intersection inspection personnel were out at Long Point Rd. and Gessner on Tuesday for their second round of roadside surveillance at what they’ve deemed one of the city’s most dangerous crossroads for pedestrians. The team — made up of an engineer from Houston’s public works department, a Federal Highway Administration rep, [...]

2019-03-19T23:00:12+00:00March 19th, 2019|

Texas Had The Third Highest Number Of Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities In 2018

Texas ranks third in a report about pedestrian traffic fatalities that analyzed data from January to June of 2018. The study was done by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), which used preliminary data from the State Highway Safety Offices. Jonathan Brooks, Director of Policy and Planning with LINK Houston, was also on Houston Matters [...]

2019-03-19T23:11:33+00:00March 5th, 2019|

Texas remains among worst states for pedestrian deaths in new report

In the first six months of 2018, 298 Texas pedestrians died on or along roadways, the Governors Highway Safety Association said in its report, released Thursday. The “report only underscore the urgency of fixing our streets and driving culture now,” said Oni Blair, executive director of LINKHouston, a local advocacy group. “There’s no reason [...]

2019-03-05T22:12:14+00:00March 5th, 2019|

These are the 12 most dangerous intersections in Houston

There are about 7 crashes each day involving cars and pedestrians in Houston, according to LINK's research conducted from 2013-2017. HOUSTON — Hundreds of people are injured or killed in auto-pedestrian accidents each year in Houston, according to a study conducted by LINKHouston. As part of the Safer Streets Initiative, transportation experts are studying [...]

2019-02-08T22:22:04+00:00February 8th, 2019|

Houston hoping to make dangerous intersections safer

This road has seen 11 crashes with pedestrians in 5 years HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston is moving forward to improve some of the city's most dangerous intersections. As ABC13 has reported, community groups LINK Houston and Bike Houston helped the city identify the most dangerous intersections for people walking, cycling, and even driving [...]

2019-02-08T22:12:24+00:00February 8th, 2019|

Transit Equity Day

"Transit Equity Day honors Rosa Parks, who peacefully protested to end segregated seating on public buses. Today, I recognized LINK Houston for promoting equitable public transportation systems. Thank you Councilmember Amanda Edwards and Press Secretary Mary Benton for presenting a proclamation on my behalf." -Mayor Sylvester Turner Mayor Sylvester Turner FEBRUARY 4, 2019 [...]

2019-02-04T22:32:21+00:00February 4th, 2019|

Study finds Houstonians waiting for the bus

An estimated 984,000 people live in areas with a high transit need, according to LINK Houston, a local advocacy group that has called for more equitable transportation investment to improve travel for low-income residents. That is just below one-quarter of all the people living in Metro’s service area, even though it is 8 percent [...]

2019-01-22T18:05:15+00:00January 22nd, 2019|

Metro plan’s mix of transit, services a nod to differing Houston-area demands

Transit officials have a starting point for $7.5 billion in investments to Houston's roads, bus systems and rail lines meant to move the region in a new direction — with the stated goal of moving some of those future commuters out of private automobiles. What they ask voters to approve as a first step [...]

2019-01-14T17:06:09+00:00January 14th, 2019|

New Study Says Not All Houstonians Have Equal Access To Transit

The report offers suggestions for improving the city’s “transit equity.” That includes more frequent service along with additional late-night buses. A report by the group LINK Houston says about 40 percent of the bus riders they surveyed didn’t have a vehicle at home. Nineteen percent said the bus was their only transportation option. LINK [...]

2018-11-29T17:06:00+00:00November 29th, 2018|

How Can Houston’s Transit Be More Equitable?

In its Equity in Transit report, LINK Houston recommends increasing the frequency and hours of service on key bus routes as well as other system improvements. Despite a reputation for ever-widening freeways and an abiding love affair with the automobile, many of Houston's neighborhoods have significant portions of their populations that do not have access to [...]

2018-11-28T21:14:32+00:00November 28th, 2018|