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|

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|

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 [...]

2021-04-30T19:25:04+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 [...]

2021-04-30T19:28:27+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|