Regional Policy Entity Should Delay Vote on $100 Million for I-45 Expansion

While concerned residents, business owners, community stakeholders and city officials are currently in the midst of additional community engagement regarding adverse impacts of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is inching closer to securing funding for Segment 2 of the proposed I-45 expansion. On Friday, July 26, [...]

2019-07-09T19:16:51+00:00July 9th, 2019|

Communities and Stakeholders Advocate for Changes in the North Houston Highway Improvement Project

In the lead up to the June 13 press conference and City Council committee meeting, dozens of Near Northside residents packed into Avenue CDC’s Housing Recovery Center on May 29. Their concern: The Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) $7 billion North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), which in its current design will push out [...]

2019-06-24T19:23:44+00:00June 24th, 2019|

TxDOT Makes a Play for $100 Million for Segment 2 of the I-45 Project

While TxDOT is slowly working with communities to understand the opposition to the project as currently planned, the state agency is simultaneously maneuvering to secure funding for Segment 2 of the NHHIP, extending along I-45 from I-10 to just north of I-610 adjacent to the Independence Heights community. At the June 19 meeting of [...]

2019-06-24T19:19:05+00:00June 24th, 2019|

LINK Houston, Residents Push Back on I-45 Expansion at City Hall

LINK Houston, Residents Push Back on I-45 Expansion at City Hall Residents of Near Northside, as well as Midtown, Fifth Ward, Montie Beach, and Independence Heights, joined LINK Houston, Air Alliance Houston, and other stakeholders for a press conference and public comments at the June 13 Houston City Council’s Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee [...]

2019-06-24T19:14:24+00:00June 24th, 2019|

Equity Must Play a Role in Public Transit Investments

Public transit is the backbone of any major metropolis, connecting thousands of people to jobs and services, and moving the local economy. In Houston, people make about 285,000 trips using transit each weekday, making transit an integral part of the city’s connectivity. For many Houstonians, especially those who live in under-resourced communities, public transit [...]

2019-05-14T16:06:35+00:00May 14th, 2019|

Local Leaders Must be Accountable to Commitments for Safer Streets

The City of Houston’s commitments to expand the Safer Streets Initiative on April 11 and April 17, 2019 are a result of a year’s worth of data analysis and advocacy by LINK Houston, partner stakeholders like BikeHouston, and community members. Nearly a year after Mayor Turner’s initial announcement to expand the Safer Streets Initiative [...]

2019-05-14T16:06:11+00:00May 14th, 2019|

Advocacy Around I-45 Expansion Continues To Grow

Dozens of people gathered at Bruce Elementary on March 26 for one of five community sessions organized by our partner Air Alliance Houston to discuss findings in their Health Impacts Assessment of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (I-45 expansion). LINK Houston co-authored the Assessment’s mobility and safety analysis, which shows that it’s already [...]

2019-04-18T14:43:50+00:00April 17th, 2019|

Eastex-Jensen Community Call for Much-Needed Bus Service Improvements

On March 28, we collaborated with Councilmember Jerry Davis' office to organize 14 advocates from the Eastex-Jensen community to speak at the METRO Board of Directors' monthly meeting to urge the decision-makers to improve much-needed bus service in the area. Prior to the Board meeting, parents of students from Patrick Henry Middle School petitioned [...]

2019-04-17T16:40:43+00:00April 17th, 2019|