Jeff Speck Inspires Houstonians to Further Engage on I-45 Expansion

Renowned urban planner and author Jeff Speck was in Houston for his February 27 Urban Reads talk “I-45 Meets the Walkable City.” Prior to his lecture, LINK Houston led Mr. Speck on a tour to meet with community members in the Fifth Ward, Near Northside, and Independence Heights to inform his understanding of walkability [...]

2019-03-08T20:11:37+00:00March 8th, 2019|

Safer Streets Initiative needs to become a high priority for City of Houston

A recent report by the Governors Highway Safety Association found that Texas roads are some of the most dangerous in the country, with Houston crash fatality rates higher than those from New York or Los Angeles. Several analyses last year, including LINK Houston’s research, found that Houston area streets are particularly dangerous and deadly [...]

2019-03-08T20:11:43+00:00March 8th, 2019|

Speak up for safer streets at the next Houston City Council Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee Meeting

LINK Houston joined City of Houston Public Works, the Federal Highway Administration, METRO, Houston Police Department, and fellow advocates from BikeHouston for the second round of the Road Safety Audit as part of Mayor Turner’s Safer Streets Initiative. We looked at the remaining six intersections identified as dangerous hotspots in our research and worked with local [...]

2019-02-05T21:54:17+00:00February 5th, 2019|

Preview of Transportation 101 Workshops

In our new initiative to engage communities across Houston, LINK Houston is excited to announce our Transportation 101 Workshops. In our first workshop with Rice University’s Civic Duty Club, we gave students an overview of the barriers to equity that exist in our city. We focused on local transportation issues, our data analysis, and advocacy [...]

2019-02-05T21:49:09+00:00February 5th, 2019|

Transit Equity Day

We at LINK Houston understand the important role that public transit and affordable transportation options play in equal access to opportunity. This is why we’ve made it our mission to advocate for equity in transportation and work alongside you and with our elected officials to change policies to minimize barriers to economic and social [...]

2019-02-05T21:45:15+00:00February 5th, 2019|

LINK Houston and fellow advocates ask METRO for more in universal accessibility

METRO is currently accepting public input on its draft long-range plan METRONext Moving Forward. While the transit agency is holding a series of public meetings, we at LINK Houston wanted to address METRO’s full Board of Directors about a key component of METRONext: universal accessibility – the ability of people of all ages, sizes, and [...]

2019-02-05T21:40:20+00:00February 5th, 2019|

Equity in Transit Video

Community members across Houston shared their stories about public transit - what works and what could be improved - for LINK Houston's Equity in Transit report release and panel. Thank you to all who participated. LINK Houston NOVEMBER 27, 2018 See Full Video

2018-11-27T20:06:00+00:00November 27th, 2018|

LINK Houston Welcomes New Director of Policy and Planning

HOUSTON – LINK Houston welcomes Jonathan Brooks as the organization’s first Director of Policy and Planning. In this role, Mr. Brooks will use his transportation expertise to build LINK Houston’s programs and engage in coalition building around different forms of transportation, mobility, and infrastructure spending. Jonathan Brooks comes to LINK Houston from the Texas A&M [...]

2018-11-06T21:03:45+00:00March 19th, 2018|

LINK Houston Announces New Executive Director, Commitment to Prioritizing Mobility Options in Harvey Recovery

HOUSTON: LINK Houston, an advocacy organization focused on mobility and transportation equity, announced the hire of its first executive director, Oni Blair, as well as its commitment to prioritizing mobility options as part of the Harvey recovery effort. While the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has not yet announced the total number of car [...]

2018-11-06T21:04:22+00:00September 22nd, 2017|