Impacted Residents Continue to Push for Design Changes in the North Houston Highway Improvement Project

LINK Houston partnered with BakerRipley to provide an in-depth overview of the current state of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP) to residents in Near Northside. We shared information and data in English and Spanish related to the officially recognized impacts of the proposed project, answered community members’ questions, and assisted them in providing their [...]

2022-04-19T19:01:46+00:00April 19th, 2022|

Step out of your car for Earth Day… and beyond!

For this year’s Earth Day, we teamed up with BikeHouston, Air Alliance Houston, and others to call on our local elected officials to go car free on April 22nd. The Climate Action Plan and the Resilient Strategy status report shows that Houston is nowhere near reducing vehicle miles traveled and is trending away from achieving Vision [...]

2022-04-19T18:56:25+00:00April 19th, 2022|

Funding for Sidewalks Remains a Challenge to Increase Safety and Accessibility

Well-designed and well-implemented infrastructure connects people to jobs, schools, and services. Safe and accessible sidewalks promote public health and environmentalism. Unfortunately, in Houston people who walk, use a wheelchair, or bike are vulnerable because of non-existent, poor quality, or even dangerous infrastructure. LINK Houston recently piloted S.A.F.E. Sidewalks (Safety and Accessibility for Equitable Sidewalks) [...]

2022-04-18T17:06:12+00:00April 18th, 2022|

Opportunity for Equitable Representation at METRO

Mayor Sylvester Turner recently appointed Sanjay “Ram” Ramabhadran as the new Chair of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO). LINK Houston looks forward to continuing to work with Mr. Ramabhadran and the METRO leadership to ensure transit improvements advance equity, especially in communities of color where transportation [...]

2022-04-18T17:02:25+00:00April 18th, 2022|

Transit Equity Day 2022

On February 4, 2022, LINK Houston will celebrate Transit Equity Day. We invite you to join us in observing this occasion and encourage you to walk, roll, bike, and ride transit during the week leading up to February 4th. Additionally, we ask that you share your experiences on social media with #TransitEquityDay, tag @LINK_Houston in your [...]

2022-01-26T22:57:58+00:00January 26th, 2022|

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|