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|

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|