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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. [...]

2021-03-11T23:12:21+00:00March 11th, 2021|

TxDOT’s decision to proceed with I-45 expansion demonstrates blatant disregard for Houston’s residents, advocates, and elected officials

On February 4, 2021 the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) issued the Record of Decision (ROD) for the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP). The ROD, which TxDOT self-certified, allows the state agency to officially proceed with building the project despite significant pushback from elected officials, residents, and advocates concerned about adverse impacts of [...]

2021-02-10T20:02:35+00:00February 10th, 2021|

LINK Houston’s Statement on TxDOT’s Record of Decision for the North Houston Highway Improvement Project

On February 4, 2021, the Texas Department of Transportation announced issuance of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP). Below is LINK Houston's statement regarding the ROD. “LINK Houston’s mission is to advocate for equity in transportation. We will continue fighting alongside residents and partners to ensure that [...]

2021-02-04T21:25:24+00:00February 4th, 2021|

Let’s Get Out the Vote!

LINK Houston is teaming up with Roll to the Polls to help ensure that transportation is not a barrier for voters to access polling locations during the 2020 Election Season. We created neighborhood maps showing bikeways and transit services alongside early voting and Election Day voting sites. To view or download the universal English [...]

2020-10-12T23:26:12+00:00October 12th, 2020|

LINK Houston Sends Letter to H-GAC MOU Working Group Urging Transparency and Importance of Community Input

On October 1, LINK Houston Executive Director Oni K. Blair sent a letter to the North Houston Highway Improvement Project Memorandum of Understanding Working Group appointed by the Houston-Galveston Area Council. In her letter, Ms. Blair urged the working group to continue a transparent process in developing an agreement and to ensure that any [...]

2020-10-02T17:40:51+00:00October 2nd, 2020|

TxDOT Must Extend Comment Period for the I-45 Expansion Final Environmental Impact Statement

On Friday, September 25, 2020 the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), or the I-45 expansion. The FEIS, a federally required document, outlines potential positive and negative environmental impacts of large infrastructure projects and is the last hurdle TxDOT needs in order to [...]

2020-09-29T15:17:22+00:00September 29th, 2020|

Walkable Places and Transit-Oriented Development Ordinances put Houston on path toward equity and resiliency

The City of Houston recently passed the Walkable Places and Transit-Oriented Development Ordinances to improve walking, rolling, safety, and transit access in Houston's neighborhoods. The initiatives, led by the Planning and Development Department, have been in the works for three years with Third Ward, Near Northside, and Midtown designated as pilot areas. We at [...]

2020-08-17T19:42:24+00:00August 17th, 2020|

LINK Houston’s Statement Regarding the July 26 TPC Vote on NHHIP MOU

LINK Houston is deeply disappointed with today’s outcome at the H-GAC TPC meeting. As stated in our remarks, any working group with a directive to develop an MOU regarding the NHHIP should mainly include representatives from the five agencies who will sign such an agreement and should not include an overwhelming majority of members [...]

2020-07-24T23:55:26+00:00July 24th, 2020|

Transportation Policy Council Must Hold TxDOT Accountable on IH-45 Vote on June 26

On June 26, the Houston-Galveston Area Council's (H-GAC) Transportation Policy Council (TPC) will vote on the 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is " a fiscally constrained financial plan of transportation projects approved to receive federal funding over the next four-years " and includes funding for Segment 3 of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project [...]

2020-06-18T19:04:33+00:00June 18th, 2020|