METRO to ask voters for $3.5 billion on November 5

On August 13 the METRO Board of Directors officially called for a $3.5 billion bond referendum to help fund its METRONext long-range plan. The bond will not raise any taxes but, if approved by voters on November 5, will allow the transit authority to leverage expected future moneys to fund transit improvements over the [...]

2019-09-05T19:51:50+00:00September 5th, 2019|


HOUSTON, TX - (July 25, 2019)  - Concerned Houstonians will address the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s (H-GAC) Transportation Policy Council (TPC) on July 26 at 9:30 a.m. to urge decisionmakers to delay voting on $100 million for Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Segment 2 of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP) until January 2020, [...]

2019-07-25T15:31:18+00:00July 25th, 2019|

Safer Streets Task Force Seeks Input on Safety and Accessibility from Disability Community

The Houston Commission on Disabilities’ Special Task Force on Intersection and Sidewalk Safety will host two townhall meetings to solicit feedback from the disability community on the Safer Streets Initiative. On July 9, residents can participate through a telephone townhall by calling 720-707-2699, followed by 677 302 465 ID number. Those who prefer to [...]

2019-07-09T19:17:20+00:00July 9th, 2019|

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|