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Advocating for Change: LINK Houston Takes on the System

Through community engagement and data analysis, we at LINK Houston will continue connecting the dots for residents and decisionmakers to understand the relationship between transportation and every issue. Our Most Dangerous Intersections Study shows the disproportionate impact of deadly crashes on Black people walking and biking . We’ve successfully advocated for the City of Houston to address the [...]

2020-06-18T18:58:56+00:00June 18th, 2020|

Why Our Work Matters

We at LINK Houston are committed to advocating for racial equity and justice across one system that affects all of our lives: transportation. As we grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and fight against the abject violence that has claimed the life of native Houstonian George Floyd and so many other Black lives, [...]

2020-06-18T18:59:44+00:00June 18th, 2020|

MEDIA ADVISORY: PUBLIC COMMENTS TO CALL ON MAYOR SYLVESTER TURNER TO HOLD TXDOT ACCOUNTABLE ON THE PROPOSED I-45 EXPANSION

(HOUSTON, TX) - LINK Houston, Air Alliance Houston, as well as other members of the Make I-45 Better Coalition and Stop TxDOT I-45, will join concerned residents to address City Council on Tuesday, January 28 at 2:00 p.m. The speakers will urge Mayor Sylvester Turner to provide greater clarity on his criteria for continuing [...]

2020-01-27T16:05:14+00:00January 27th, 2020|

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|