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|

Petition: Tell TxDOT to Renew its Commitment to Ending Traffic Deaths in Texas

Earlier this month, we marked 21 years of daily deaths on Texas roadways, a period during which more than 75,000 lives were lost to preventable crashes. Let that sink in: there hasn’t been a single day since November 7, 2000, — the day we went to the polls to cast our votes for George [...]

2021-11-22T17:38:55+00:00November 22nd, 2021|

The Fight for Climate Justice and Racial Equity Continues

The Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) on August 31 approved the 2022 Unified Transportation Program (UTP), deciding to include the controversial North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP) as proposed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The approval comes following a month-long, flawed public engagement process during which the TTC and TxDOT offered a ‘yes or no’ [...]

2021-09-03T15:19:39+00:00September 3rd, 2021|

Job posting: Executive Director

LINK Houston is looking for a new ED to lead the organization to new levels of reach and impact. LINK Houston advocates for a robust and equitable transportation network so that all people can reach opportunity. Are you a passionate leader with practical and substantive experience in social justice community-based movements?  Find out more [...]

2021-08-12T19:27:54+00:00August 12th, 2021|

Say “NO” to a bad project

We are deeply concerned by the Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) and the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) tactics to force the Houston region residents and leaders between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP). This new and flawed public comment process further demonstrates the [...]

2021-08-04T18:14:50+00:00August 4th, 2021|

Is the Houston-Galveston Area Council slowly inching toward a transportation paradigm shift?

Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) transportation planners presented to the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) a proposal to pilot a Planning and Readiness Predevelopment Program to study the purpose and determine an actual need for several highway projects the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is requesting be amended to the already approved 2045 Regional Transportation Plan [...]

2021-07-18T19:54:45+00:00July 18th, 2021|

Through a flawed public comment process, the Texas Transportation Commission will consider removing the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP) funding from the Houston Region

During their June meeting, the Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) decided to include the NHHIP as part of the annual public comment period for the Unified Transportation Program (UTP) for 2022. TTC Chair Bruce Bugg stated that based on public input, the TTC will consider removing funding for the NHHIP and the Houston region as part of the UTP. [...]

2021-07-18T19:53:49+00:00July 18th, 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|