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TxDOT Does Not Get to Dictate Our Vision for Houston

We need you in our advocacy efforts January 23-February 3! The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is nearing a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision for the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), or the I-45 expansion. The state agency recently released updated technical reports, which are open for public comment [...]

2020-01-23T17:27:11+00:00January 23rd, 2020|

No Such Thing as Free

Transit agencies around the country are implementing free fare policies in hopes of boosting ridership on their systems. In Houston – one of two cities across the U.S. with a steady growth of transit riders – a few individuals recently called for METRO to join the trend of offering free fares, stating that such [...]

2020-01-23T17:09:11+00:00January 23rd, 2020|

Housing and Transportation Costs Rise in Houston

A recent study by Citizens Budget Commission using data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development shows that Houston is currently less affordable than New York City when transportation costs are factored into overall housing costs. The notion that Houston is becoming less affordable is not new. According to the Center for Neighborhood Technology , transportation costs in [...]

2020-01-23T17:01:16+00:00January 23rd, 2020|

Celebrate Transit Equity Day

On February 4, we invite you to ride public transit somewhere you need to go, take a picture along your journey, and share it on social media using #TransitEquityDay. The Labor Network for Sustainability will once again lead Transit Equity Day to raise awareness of public transit as a civil right and a way to help [...]

2020-01-23T16:58:07+00:00January 23rd, 2020|

The Nexus of Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing and “Good” Transit

LINK Houston is teaming up with the Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research to study where naturally occurring affordable housing and high-quality transit coincide in Houston. The project will highlight how housing and transportation access affordability are related and produce practical tools to help housing stakeholders and individuals make well-informed decisions about their [...]

2019-12-05T20:11:49+00:00December 5th, 2019|

Community Members Ask METRO Board to Prioritize Equity in METRONext Implementation

Houston-area residents joined LINK Houston for the November 21 METRO Board meeting to congratulate the transit agency on the successful bond referendum and urge METRO to prioritize improvements that adhere to METRO’s public commitments to equity. Community members representing Gulfton, Eastex-Jensen, Kashmere and Houston Trinity Gardens, and the Living Hope Wheelchair Association asked METRO [...]

2019-12-05T20:09:06+00:00December 5th, 2019|

METRONext Moving Forward is moving forward

Houston area residents signaled that we are ready for a “paradigm shift” in transportation. Houstonians want more options to move around the region, and more funding for public transit will provide more options. So what happened on November 5? Early reports from the November 5 election show close to seventy percent of voters approved [...]

2019-11-06T21:45:42+00:00November 6th, 2019|

LINK Houston on METRONext

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) has a new long-term plan – METRONext – to improve or add about 500 miles of transit in the Houston region without any new tax. In the November 5, 2019 referendum, METRO is seeking to borrow up to $3.5 billion, repayable by future METRO revenue. LINK Houston’s Equity in [...]

2019-10-10T17:11:38+00:00October 10th, 2019|

Coalition Members Host Environmental Justice Mayoral Forum

As a proud member of the Coalition for Environment, Equity, and Resilience (CEER), LINK Houston helped co-organize the Environmental Justice Mayoral Forum on Saturday, September 21 at BakerRipley’s Harbach Campus. Ahead of Saturday’s forum, the Coalition sent a questionnaire to all mayoral candidates asking them to share their policy plans related to environmental equity [...]

2019-09-23T17:31:48+00:00September 23rd, 2019|

Residents and stakeholders remain engaged on the I-45 expansion

The City of Houston, in partnership with Huitt-Zollars and the University of Houston Community Design Resource Center, completed the first round of community workshops about the possible I-45 expansion (North Houston Highway Improvement Project or NHHIP). We are glad that so many of you actively participated in the meetings, sharing your insights about the [...]

2019-09-05T20:15:37+00:00September 5th, 2019|